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Not For Heavy Use

  • Apr 27, 2010
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Large or constant packaging jobs would earn it maybe 2 stars from me. For such work it is too small, two awkward to cut, and doesn't hold enough tape. The guys in my company's shipping department would be refilling it ever 15 minutes. I doubt it would hold up for very long as it feels a bit flimsy. I am used to the full-sized packing tape guns and this feels like a toy in comparison.

BUT -- the Scotch Easy-Grip packaging tape dispenser could be good for the light home user who would use it for holiday mailings and for sending out the occasional package the rest of the time. Especially one with tiny hands. Its attractive design reminds me of the turn of the century Bondi-blue iMacs and the handling is fairly ergonomic. The tape is easy to load (well, easier than your standard tape gun) and very light. As a low-volume alternative to large, heavy-duty dispensers, it hits the 5 star mark.

I take a star off though because I have a hard time making the tape stick to the box in the initial application. Heavy duty dispensers usually stick right away. I have to really press hard or pull a little extra tape out of the housing for a proper initial adhesion. I practiced this on a variety of boxes, including the Amazon box it arrived in, so feel this would be an issue for all box types. Perhaps a stickier tape would solve this, but not the one Scotch recommends. Double 600 inch roll refills currently run around six dollars, a good bit more per inch than bulk rolls I used. For occasional use, it isn't a big issue. Cutting the tape after application is a little harder than with a heavy duty dispenser as well, but once you get the wrist motion down it isn't bad.

The Easy-Grip dispenser is a decent product for it's intended use. It is easier to handle than the tiny clip-style dispensers but lighter and more nimble than bigger pistol grip tape guns. But if you plan to do a lot of packaging and have really large hands, I would look elsewhere.

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review by . April 19, 2010
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The Scotch® Easy-Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser is a sleek, lightweight dispenser designed to make sealing boxes fast and easy for shipping, mailing, moving or storing. The soft-touch handle provides comfort while dispensing. The flip-top cover protects the tape inside, keeping it clean and protected, and prevents the tape from falling back on the roll. Dispenser comes with one roll of Scotch® Sure Start Packaging Tape for smooth, easy unwind. Refillable with Scotch® 1-1/2-inch-core Packaging Tape.



The Scotch® Easy-Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser seals boxes quickly and easily. This convenient dispenser is a great alternative to large, heavy-duty dispensers.

Easy to refill dispenser. Push side tabs to open cover; remove used core and replace with Scotch® Packaging Tape. Look for Scotch® Packaging Tape Refills with a 1-1/2 inch core.

Designed with Form and Function
The Scotch® Easy-Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser is lighter and smaller than heavier metal dispensers commonly used. The soft-touch handle was designed to fit easily in smaller hands, and maintain a good grip when sealing boxes or packages. The tape stays protected by the cover and also prevents the end of the tape from falling back on to the roll.


Easy to Refill Dispenser
The Scotch® Easy-Grip Packaging Tape Dispenser can be refilled quickly and easily. To refill dispenser, open cover, remove empty core and replace with a new roll of Scotch® Packaging Tape (1-1/2-inch core ...

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