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Believe it or not, sometimes duct tape isn’t the right tape for the job.  You can’t see through it and it doesn’t always stick well to cardboard, so for things like shipping and packing you need packing tape.  The trouble is that you can’t just rip packing tape — until now.

Nifty gives their Hand Tear Tape serrated edges which allow you to actually tear the tape by hand.  They apply a strong acrylic adhesive to a 3.2 mil. polypropylene tape for a product that they claim resists aging, withstands weathering, thwarts UV light, and persists without yellowing.

A 2″ by 55-yard roll will run you $4 to $6.

Hand Tear Tape [Nifty Products]
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5 Responses to Tear This Packing Tape By Hand

  1. Hugo says:

    You probably mean 0.32mm and not 3.2mm :p

  2. Actually I meant 3.2 mil, at least that’s what it says on the Nifty Products page. Thanks for catching the typo.

  3. Kris says:

    3M makes a hand-tear packing tape as well, but it is a small roll and expensive. I think I’ll give the Nifty a try.

  4. Snork says:

    I wrap boxes on a semi regular basis. with cheaper regular packing tape you tape up and when you’re done you just pull on it ’til it gives. it leaves a crinkled edge that is ugly but it works and the next time you need to find the end of the tape its easy.

  5. Brau says:

    Two things I want in packing tape:
    a. Remains stuck to cardboard.
    b. Doesn’t tear, allowing boxes to fall apart.

    Somehow the promise of easy-tear just doesn’t sit well with me.

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