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Tadpole

Three Pack Combo Case of 24

Reviews (4 out of 5 Grommets)

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Regretfully I threw them away

8/8/2016 by Alice

I tried very hard to make these work. I watched the video and went to the Website. Finally I gave up.

1

Cutter widths do match size of products

7/24/2016 by Phyllis

One of the worst products I have purchased. If I could have returned it, I would have. Unfortunately, I had to open the packaging to try the product. Not one of the three widths works with standard width products. I tried them with electrical tape, masking tape and clear packaging tape purchasd from the post office. The cutters were either too tight for the tape to turn or wouldn't fit at all. Very disappointing.

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Frustrating item

7/23/2016 by Patricia M

I think I misunderstood this product. My intention, was not to use them for painting walls, but rather as ordinary tape dispensers. They worked ok, but not as easy as a tape holder or a device on which you can install a role of packing tape - both of which come with the product and are free.

Every time I used the mid and large size Tadpoles, the tape would flop back down onto the role and the next time I used It (which might be seconds later), I would have to pry the tape back off the role with my fingernails, which I found extremely frustrating.

My assumption that they worked with all tapes, was obviously quite wrong.

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I don't know what I'm doing wrong...

7/3/2016 by Karen

...but this doesn't help keep the tape from flopping back on the roll and getting lost. I've tried every which way (there are only two possibilites), and still have trouble keeping the tape from sticking to the roll.

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not as good as the video

7/2/2016 by ronald

works but not as good as the video.would not buy them again

1

close, but no cigar

7/1/2016 by ter badger

i placed a tadpole on a roll of paint tape (2 in. wide) and was disappointed to see how difficult it was to move around the roll. It seems to be too narrow to move freely along the roll. i took a nife to the side guides of the tadpole to make it wider and got it to move easier along the tape. i'm glad it didn't cost that much. It is a good idea, just poorly executed.

1

not worth the trouble

7/1/2016 by elaine

I get very impatient with this product and really do not see the importance of it. The rubber bungee does not want to stay on nor does the tape want to come with the "tadpole". I am not impressed with it at all.
Elaine

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Not satisfied

6/30/2016 by Lucille

I was not very happy that one of the three tadpoles that I ordered was broken. It led me to believe that the others would not hold up either. I returned all three and did not reorder.

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Not worth the price

6/30/2016 by Julie

The video was persuasive enough that I figured for the price, the Tadpole must be an investment tool. Hah! They're cheap and and nothing special. At the very least, I expected a bit of tape would remain in the Tadpole slot and not roll back on the reel after a cut was made. I had use my fingernail to scrape up a new portion of thin postal tape after each cut. Also, getting elastic straps inserted in the slots wasn't a smooth operation. They eventually went in properly, but only after poking, prodding, coaxing and swearing. My first unhappy Grommet purchase. Very disappointing.

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Tadpole

6/30/2016 by Terri

I ordered two sets of Tabpoles and have not been at all successful with them. They don't work as easily as is shown in the video and the tape doesn't stay. The only thing I've been able to do with them is use them to cut the tape. I still have to bend a corner of the tape so I can pull it from the roll and the tadpoles don't actually help with that at all. Not my favorite.

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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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