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Re: Logging tape quality
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2018, 08:54:45 AM »
I second the short lengths as bad for a Spencer tape. We use Spencer's and as long as we are bucking 24+ we get a year+ out of each tape before a refill. We almost never have to buy a new case though, we've gathered a bunch throughout the years. I couldn't imagine using a Carpenters tape. That sounds hard and annoying, even on short wood.
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Re: Logging tape quality
« Reply #21 on: November 01, 2018, 10:09:00 AM »
Not sure if quality is dropped since I bought a pile of refills a few years ago and havent been logging as much so havent used them up.
I will say the electrical tape on the first 2 ft extends tape life significantly once I started doing that I rarely broke tapes. I also put 50 ft refills in a 75 ft case for faster rewind so tape helps with the snap into the case.

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Re: Logging tape quality
« Reply #22 on: November 01, 2018, 01:51:10 PM »
Plankton,
Iíve done the same as you with the tape for the first couple feet to make them last longer. 
Only thing I do different is I use the heavy duty clear shipping tape. 
That way you can still read the numbers. 
It doesnít last as long as electrical tape but the good stuff stays on for quite a while. 
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Re: Logging tape quality
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2018, 02:07:52 PM »
all good info guys. I really like the idea of the clear packing tape. The more I think of it the more  I like the idea of the wife having the tape on her belt.

Its just as easy for her to hand me the end of the tape to measure as what it is for me to hand her the end of the tape to measure.

Most of my problem is coming from the fact that I am using the chain saw and the wood is very gummy.

this gets all over the tape and sometimes it does not retract as it should. with part of the tape hanging out it is easily damaged. There is also the fact that I am in amongst the limbs a slash doing all the limbing . .


I will keep the old one on my belt just in case I need it...


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Re: Logging tape quality
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2018, 02:33:46 PM »
all good info guys. I really like the idea of the clear packing tape. The more I think of it the more  I like the idea of the wife having the tape on her belt.

Its just as easy for her to hand me the end of the tape to measure as what it is for me to hand her the end of the tape to measure.

Most of my problem is coming from the fact that I am using the chain saw and the wood is very gummy.

this gets all over the tape and sometimes it does not retract as it should. with part of the tape hanging out it is easily damaged. There is also the fact that I am in amongst the limbs a slash doing all the limbing . .


I will keep the old one on my belt just in case I need it...


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During our wet season with a ton of mud Iíll get the guys 100í tapes with 50í refills itíll allow the tape to still retract weíll being gummed up.


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