Before I get going here, the Do It/Did It Rolodex kits have sold out! Whew that was quick!! Thank you for your overwhelming response. I have a new shipment arriving Friday, so place your orders this week before they're all spoken for!
I've been a huge fan of the old Kokuyo Tape Roller for years. I bought it when I was in a pinch & needed emergency adhesive. I loved the fact that the tape was incredibly sticky (unlike those pesky Hermafix tabs). If I put something down with my Kokuyo, it stayed.
Those who know me & take my classes know that I'm not particularly fond of the ATG gun (considered to be the gold standard by some). It's big, bulky, a bitch to refill and expensive. The Kokuyo was equally as sticky as the ATG gun (more sticky, if you ask me....) and it was easy to refill. It rarely, if ever, gummed up on me. It is strong enough to hold up to my most complex book projects.
I recently learned that they were replacing the Kokuyo Tape Runner with the new Tape 'N' Roller Plus. I was in a panic, wondering why they were tinkering with my ideal adhesive. The other day, I went to buy a refill for my original Kokuyo at AC Moore (God bless the 40% off coupon), and I discovered they only had the new Kokuyo. I took a deep breath, used my coupon, and bought the new roller.
OH MY GOOD GRAVY! I used it at a crop on Saturday. It is even easier to refill, absolutely no gumming up, it has a snap down adhesive cover (the old one had a removable cover which I lost immediately), and it is just as strong. I'm in love.
If you need a super strong adhesive, give the Kokuyo a try. A little goes a long way (each refill has 33 feet of tape!) and it is just about the easiest tape runner you can use. The simple drop-in refill cartridge is so simple, my 2 year old daughter could put it in!
You can find the new Kokuyo at AC Moore. Happy shopping!!