Do not buy this product, it's horrible. If you must, purchase the tape without the dispenser.
1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Unsatisfied Customer - 9 days ago
This is the worst item I have ever purchased. No directions came with it, and after spending 15 minutes trying to set it up, it became clear that there is no logical way for this tool to be helpful. Better off using the tape by itself. The dispenser is a waste of plastic and space. Does not work. Not worth the time or effort. Do not buy. Ever.
I almost never write reviews and am not typically a picky consumer when it comes to basic stuff like this, but I am sad to report that this tape is not of great quality. I've been pleased with loads of other Up&Up brand products, but this one is disappointing. The tape itself is, in fact, very thin and splits easily. It does not adhere well to the little plastic pieces that are meant to hold it in place. I wasted a ton of this tape in the attempt to simply get it to unroll and cut properly. Once it does adhere to whatever it is you're taping, it doesn't seem to hold that strongly. It got the job done for sealing basic mailing envelopes, but I don't think it would do well with heavier cardboard boxes and the like. This is a generic I will skip in the future.
The price is good and it does the job it's meant to do. But the tape is thin. When you are starting it out it doesn't come off completely. You get that one tiny piece that breaks away as you pull the rest and then you no longer have the entire width of the tape anymore. I prefer the Scotch brand.
The tape I purchased did not have a serrated edge, so there is no way to cleanly rip it. Had to use a scissors. The guide is useless and the tape is super thin and cheap. Not worth it. Get the branded product.
The tape immediately shreds once you finally find the end & start pulling . Also the guide doesn’t keep tape on the correct side of the cutting element, it always ends up on other side & you have to pull it backwards to cut , which ends up cutting in the dull side of the element, so the cut isn’t quick & clean