MAKE:TNT Tools 'n' Tips

Gaffer's Tape

Submitted by andif

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Move over duct tape — Gaffer's tape is as versatile as its space-age cousin, but looks nicer and doesn't leave behind a sticky, messy residue when it's pulled up. Absolutely indispensable when you're attaching your inventions to something valuable, like a brass instrument or someone else's carpet, Gaffer's tape rips easily but secures firmly. The catch? It's pretty pricey, about $20 a roll.