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Bret4207

07-14-2020 06:47:04




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My father was a big friction tape guy when I was growing up. Seems we always had friction tape around. Then sometime int he mid 1970's he switched to vinyl electrical tape and I never saw any more friction tape. I followed his lead and used the electrical tape. The other day, after having a taped up hammer handle slip from my sweaty, greasy, bloody hand for the nine billionth time, I got wondering if friction tape was even made any more. Well what do you know?!!! It's still around and can be had at multiple outlets like Ace hardware. Next time I get to town I'm picking up several rolls and looking forward to no more slippery handles!

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dpendzic

07-15-2020 13:38:04




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Bret4207, 07-14-2020 06:47:04  
wrap friction tape around a puncture wound and it acts like a drawing salve



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centerplate

07-15-2020 07:36:16




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Bret4207, 07-14-2020 06:47:04  
I put some friction tape on a ratchet extension when I need some extra grip to be able to spin it by hand.



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old-9

07-14-2020 16:57:41




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Bret4207, 07-14-2020 06:47:04  
On some electrical splices (mechanical) we would use first rubber tape then plastic and friction over that. If it was a splice expected to be undone (temporary)I would go with friction on first, makes it cleaner to reuse connectors. So it would be friction/rubber/plastic/ friction. joe

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TimV

07-14-2020 13:07:08




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Bret4207, 07-14-2020 06:47:04  
Another good use is just below the head of a splitting maul (call it a go-devil if you wish--that's the term I always heard growing up) to help protect the handle from overstrikes. It's not a miracle cure, but it will keep the wood or fiberglass from getting dinged up so quickly, and is much easier and cheaper to replace than a handle. Works for axes or many other striking tools as well, though splitting mauls seem to be the most universal victims of overstrikes due to the nature of their use.

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Ted in NE-OH

07-14-2020 10:13:08




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Bret4207, 07-14-2020 06:47:04  
In the earlier days, you put rubber tape on an electrical connection and then covered that with friction tape., Now 60 years later try to get that tape off, tuff job.



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Steve@Advance

07-14-2020 08:09:27




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Bret4207, 07-14-2020 06:47:04  
It was a little before my time, but it did have it's place.

Before wire nuts were invented, it was used to insulate twisted and sometimes soldered connections.

Must have been some good stuff, it tends to solidify and stay put permanently.

Something vinyl tape will not do.



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Absent Minded Farmer

07-14-2020 07:34:55




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Bret4207, 07-14-2020 06:47:04  
I knew! :vD It's called sports or athletic (grip) tape & it seems to hold up better than the **** they sell in a hardware store. At least around here. Works good on steel pulleys to keep the flat belt from slipping, too. Not permanent, but works good.

Mike



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Determined

07-14-2020 07:12:01




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Bret4207, 07-14-2020 06:47:04  
Hockey stick tape



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Russ from MN

07-14-2020 08:28:37




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 Re: Who knew?!! in reply to Determined, 07-14-2020 07:12:01  
Yes, that's what we always used on hockey sticks, made the puck stick to the blade and your gloves stick to the handle!



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