Construction tapes just get tougher and stickier, and harder to cut, and harder to peel away from the roll. Here’s a trick I use to make both tasks easier. As shown in the drawing, I pull back a flap of tape and slip the blade of a single-edge razor under it. The tape sticks to the blade, giving me a handle on the tape when I’m ready to unroll some of it. Then I peel off the razor, use it to cut the tape, and stick the razor back in place until needed again.
Abraham Kyger, via email, None
Edited and Illustrated by Charles Miller
From Fine Homebuilding #198