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    Hockey Tape for Clamp Handles

    I received some jan-u-wine imported hockey tape today from Rob Keeble. Maybe it is actually re-imported for all I know ;-) I wrap it like this.



    I notice Rob Cosman and others use this method as well. I did all these and this is what is left from one roll.

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    I've done that to a few of my clamps. It makes a big difference.

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    Looks really...handy
    Darren

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    Uhhh errr..wait up there doc....being a pretty nationalistic new Canadian, i would and could never indulge in the practice of re exporting a product. Lol
    Not all hockey tape is created equal I discovered when my boys were playing hockey and i learnt to tape their sticks and given hockey is a mainstay national sport for us i would only ever send you "Made in Canada" tape. However, the shareholders of the Canadian company making it are certainly a USA institution lol.
    Thats 3M tape Glenn the good stuff.

    You sure dont let any flies settle on anything next we will have to call you speedy gonzales.

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    Thanks again Rob and you make a good point about the product. Tapes come in many flavors and qualities. Taping up with something that is going to fail early and leave a gooey mess just doesn't make sense. This 3M stuff is top notch. I finished off every clamp I had that was't already dipped or otherwise "gripped". I'll do some for dad a little later on.

    "You sure dont let any flies settle on anything next we will have to call you speedy gonzales."

    I have a no excuses policy in my shop. I was there, the clamps were there and the tape was there; why wait? ;-))
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    yup its good stuff. and i also had some delivered tomake up some more grippers for my clamp collection thanks rob and glenn it works great and hasnt come loose yet on any of the ones i had done.. and they are my go to clamps now..
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    I used to put rubber gloves on to get a good grip on the wooden handles of my jorgenson steel clamps.
    I taped them up with hockey tape to make life easy.
    then I made life real easy, I sold them all and purchased jet clamps.
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    a little old thread, but thought id add somethng to use hockey tape on-hammer handles. i did rough framing for 10 years and used wood handle hammers. in the summer sweat and winter wet,icy gloves would be a problem. wrapped the handle of my hammer with hockey tape and no more problems gripping the hammer.

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