Tadpole

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3

Do both strings go in the notch?

10/31/2016 by Irene

I'm not quite sure I have it on right. It does tear beautifully and sticks to the plate it's supposed to but I have to manipulate it each time I use it. The pictures on the cardboard wrapping are useless & very poor quality. I am using it to tear very strong, clear packing tape. I'm 74, so maybe it's me. When my son visits, I'll have him check it out. Probably it's just me, but if you can't do better pictures (even a drawn diagram would be better) you should leave them off entirely.

3

Not what i expected

7/1/2016 by Gary

There is not enough frame to keep tape from falling back onto the roll after cutting.

3

Was Tricky to Install

6/30/2016 by Linda P

The Tadpole works great once you get it attached to your tape roll. I had difficulty getting the little bungee cord to slip through the slit on the side. Maybe there is a trick to getting this done that I missed in the online video. The directions were a bit lacking on this issue.

3

disappointed.

6/30/2016 by Karen

Seemed simple enough but can't seem to make it work smoothly. no instructions.

3

It is ok

6/20/2016 by Karla

It cutis but tape gets a little stock and it's not as smooth as it is on the video

3

unless you are a gorilla, it does not work

5/14/2016 by Evelyn

bought this item in hopes that I could use it as easily as stated and shown on you tube I am not a stupid person, I am fairly strong, but I had a wrestling match with this. This item, on you tube the original metal heavy duty one, seems to to , I tried getting it set up, and the plastic dispenser has a flaw. the slot for the elastic that holds the tadpole in place, is not big enough for both elastics to enter. The top one slips out and disengages. I am frustrated to say the least. When I got the thing onto my gorilla tape, and got one piece of the elastic to fit, there was no way in h--l that the blade could cut this tape. the tadpole cutter as shown on grommet has rounded tabs on top, the item I received has flat tab, so what is happening. Let me know, I want to believe the item I bought does the job I bought it for. Thanks. A good idea, that is not as good as I would like it.

2

Hopes dashed...

7/24/2020 by John

I have never understood why we can put a man on the moon but we can't get a consistently clean cut on clear packing tape. Roll after roll of clear tape hurled across the room due to a 1 inch wide piece of tape being dispensed on 2 inch wide roll.

I hoped a solution had been created with this tape cutter. I was so full of hope that I purchased two. But, disappointment roared over that hope like a freight train. The cord "thingee" was difficult to attach and then required some extreme manual dexterity and pressure to cut the tape. After the first cut, the still attached-to-the-roll exposed tape sealed back in the roll and the tape end was lost... seemingly forever.
I threw that roll and the plastic green cutter and bungee cord across the room and into the pile of my crushed dreams of OCD tape cutter perfection.

2

Awkward

11/1/2019 by Robert

Seems to need 3 hands for smooth use.

2

Limited Lifespan

2/14/2019 by Raymond

Great while they last: the elastic cord that keeps the cutter secure to the tape roll gets stretched and shredded with regular use, so the design might need a material upgrade to something much longer-lasting and abrasion-resistant.

2

cutter

5/16/2018 by Maribeth

Its a little hard to work with, when trying to find the start of the tape.

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The Tadpole Story

Tadpole | Tape Cutter

How to Cut Tape

Ever struggled to find the end of a tape roll, or to cut off pieces? The Tadpole tape cutter will put an end to that.

This time (and sanity) saver gives you a clean, straight piece of tape every time. Its bungee-like cord attaches the blade to a roll, staying flush against the tape—like a less-bulky tape gun that’s even easier to use.

Lee Mallahan III created Tadpole after fighting to get straight pieces of painters tape for numerous glass door panes. Besides giving tape users everywhere a much-needed break, Tadpole gives back, too. It’s Made in the USA by partners from The Louisiana
Association for the Blind.

Tadpole is low profile enough to keep on any roll in your toolbox or kitchen drawer—electrical, duct, masking, painters. And when one roll is finished, Tadpole goes right onto the next. Now you can stop using scissors, a box cutter, a knife—or worse, your teeth—to get a piece of tape.
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