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    Default Desperate for a new tape source

    For years now I've relied on a particular double-sided tape for anchoring those products that cannot be clamped or held with a vacuum pod. I've always despised using it because (1) it's $10 for a small roll, and (2) it's hard to remove when you're done. Just the same, it works perfectly and it's no further than the neearest Home Depot. In my case that's ten minutes (lucky me). But the last time I needed it they didn't have it any more. There was something else there in its place. I assumed it was on back-order. It would be there next time. But no. It's gone.

    The stuff they've replaced it with is Rhino Grip 50-540. Yuk! Simply will not work for what I'm doing. Typically I can Google and find anything made by man. Not this time. I've looked high and low and it simply cannot be found anywhere.

    So I hoping one of you can tell me what you're using. Not just any double-sided tape will do. I've tried all the carpet tapes with and without mesh. It's too gooey and lets the work piece sip when subjected to the lateral forces of the bit.

    The stuff I used before is ACRYLIC. It's thinner than thin and colorless, though colored would be fine, better.

    I typically need to attach a piece of machineable wax to a plate of Plexiglas. Then I machine the wax. After that I separate the two with a pocket knife and clean off the tape residue with brake cleaner.

    The stuff I was using was "Glass-Tac Acrylic Double-Face Tape (Recommended for use with Armstrong Loose Lay Sheet Vinyl Flooring)."

    I've double-checked the spelling, checked with Armstrong, etc. I'm satisfied the stuff no longer exists but there's got to be something like it. I'm desperate. Hope you'll respond. Thanks,

    www.ProjectCNC.wordpress,com.

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    Long Shot, but you might try a commercial flooring supply house like L.Fishman, Allied Products, or Bayshore. These companies sell to professional floor installation crews.

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    I use the Uline carpet tape I nam lucky that there is a Uline right across the street from where I work.

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    "I use the Uline carpet tape..."

    Is it two sided?

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    Yes it is two sided and comes in 36 yard rolls

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    I use a product from Intertape. I called them and they sent several rolls of samples in different tacks and thicknesses. I tried them, found the one I liked and bought a case of 24 locally for something like $100. Been using it for years and am extremely happy with the product.

    Donn

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    THANK YOU BOTH!

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    Hi Bill I use a tape call SHURTAPE 1.41in x 42ft.
    you can get it at lowes $4.75 per roll
    Shurtape Technologles, lcc
    po box 1530
    Hickory, nc 280603-1530
    1.888.442.tape
    www.shurtape.com

    hope this help.

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    Guys:

    3-m makes a huge variety of double face tapes in various sizes and strengths. They can all be ordered either through the 3-m store site on line or RS Hughes. I have found 3-m's customer service agents to be extremely helpful, even when the need is for a small quantity.

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