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There's a Better Way: Working With Tough, Sticky Tape

A single-edge razor tucked into the roll keeps you from tearing your hair out

Length: 0:56
Produced By: John Ross

Today's construction tapes are notoriously difficult to peel away from the roll. That's why Abraham Kyger of New Mexico came up with this tip, demonstrated by Charles Miller. Not only does a single-edge razor keep the tape from adhering (seemingly) indefinitely to the roll, but it also serves as a handle. When you need a piece of tape, simply pull, then tuck the razor back in place for next time.

Video by: John Ross

From Fine Homebuilding 198
September 10, 2008