Username Post: Bought an ATG        (Topic#1587381)
scrapchica
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So after countless times of reading about how great the ATG was here in the forums, I finally gave in and bought it today. I used it without problems for the first time tonight. I must say it was much easier to load than expected after reading prior posts. It's "stickiness" is pretty good. And really, 2 cents per foot versus 9 cents per foot of my MyStik refills I love, I can't beat it. I do find it large, but it isn't as cumbersome as I first expected. So far so good!


 
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Another ATG fan!


 
crichards1
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I love my ATG. You'll get used to it and not find it too big or cumbersome in no time!


 
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Love my ATG and you will find that you love it more and more. The nice thing is it is a little harder to lose in your mess


 
alysmom09
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YAY! I too love mine! Congrats!


 
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In response to alysmom09

I just love my ATG 714, and it even works on small pieces of paper. It's all in the wrist


 
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Had one ... hated it ... sold it. I'm definitely in the minority on this one!


 
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I love mine... I use it for everything...


 
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In response to scrapchica

yep; been loving mine for 5 years now.


 
jaxxan
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In response to Sunnydi

The ATG is too big for me. I use the pro-glide with new cartridges that go in both directions


Edited by jaxxan on 06-13-13 08:43 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
pinkpaperairedale
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Another happy owner here. I DO wish they would make a little cap or cover that goes over the tape part because having the sticky edge always showing makes it very hard to take to a class, etc.


 
mrsrogers52513
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Love my ATG as well!


 
alysmom09
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Congrats! I love mine as well! Have had it for several months now


 
Sewflake
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I had the opportunity to use one during a class, a few years back. Darned if I could get use to the "hold the trigger in, then release the trigger to end/break the tape" so I gave up and went back to what ever I was use to using. More time passed and it came about that I needed to mass produce cards for something or other. Well back to the ATG.... I finally got the hang of the thing and bought one for myself using 1/2 tape for cards. The lady that originally had the ATG I learned on never did get the hang of it so she gave me hers. YEA, now I have two, one for scrapping 1/4 inch (ATG 714) and one for card making 1/2 inch (ATG 700) with non acid free tape. Don't know what I would do without either one of them!!!


 
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In response to Sewflake

I love mine. I don't lose it under all the creating going on.


 
mindygail
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LUCKY!!! I tried the scotch ATG Gun at MIcheals and it barley worked . I took it back and got and exchange and tried it again still had trouble the tape would mess up. I dont know how to describe my issues with it. Can anyone reccommend a great working atg????


 
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Hey Mindy, I ordered mine direct from 3M in the UK, but they sell them here at a great price too.

It's strange that you had the same thing from Michael's not work. They should be the exact same product. You do have to have the correct tape though, not just any 1/4" double-sided tape. It has to be reverse-wound specifically for a dispenser, and it has to be loaded correctly, but that's not hard once you get the knack. There are plenty of videos on YouTube showing how to do it.

And using it, you have to hold the trigger in when you're rolling the dispenser, then let go and kid of pull the roller towards you just off the paper rather than lifting the roller off the paper. It's hard to describe, and the co-ordination does take a little practise. And it's harder if you're left-handed, because the tape will be on the side of the roller that you can't see. But I can use it in either hand now.


 
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I've thought about getting a second ATG just for card-making... that's how much I love my ATG! It does take a little getting used to but you get used to it. I don't know how I crafted without it!


 
scrapchica
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I just finished and changed out my first roll with no problems by following the instructions in the box. The ATG came with a box of refills, so I know I had the right ones. Pink ATG from HL. Some people have talked about having issues opening it; mine popped right open with no problems.


 
mindygail
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OK maybey I am just clumsy or something idk.
I am going to buy a new atg at Joanns instead!!!
That should work better!!!!
thanks for the help!


 
mrsrogers52513
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Was making a scrapbook at work last night and as soon as I started to adhere everything down, wouldn't you know I ran out of tape and left my refills at home! Was so mad!


 
timon
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  • timon on 07-05-13 08:53 PM
In response to mindygail

Love mine!I have the ATG and the Pro-Glider


 
Bev1
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  • Bev1 on 07-06-13 07:54 AM
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The ATG is also to big for me. I have small hands and sometimes a bit shakey.


 
wiccan333
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I have an ATG but cannot use it due to right thumb arthritis, it is just too heavy for me to handle. I am looking forward to the day I can use it because I have had rotten luck finding refills for all of my refillable glue runners.
BUT, in order to be able to use the ATG, I need thumb surgery that will have a 12 WEEK rehab time. 6 weeks in a hard case with a rod sticking out of my thumb, then they remove that and 6 weeks with a soft cast. I guess sometime in that last 6 weeks I will get some kind of PT.
BUT 12 weeks without crafting, gardening, bread making...what am I supposed to do with myself?
I am pathetically right handed. Other than for holding things steady, I have no idea what use my left hand is for.
I guess I must face it sometime, I can't even pull my vacuum backward without my thumb screaming. Hubby is supportive, I know I will have lots of help, but still 12 weeks? a rod sticking out of my hand? What if it gets caught on something? YIKES!
Sorry, I didn't mean to whine.
I am hoping to use the ATG as soon as I can. It seems the best of its kind.


 
mindygail
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I had to exchange my scotch atg gun in pink!!! Made me sooooo mad bc i love the idea of using one adhesive and it was my fave color!!! Does anyone have a suggestion on what brand works best??? I went to micheals and it sucked ( i tried two different ones) so i will try joanns next.


 
RedSquirrel UK
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In response to mindygail

Mindy, I've PMed you.


 
mindygail
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thanks i read it!


 
mindygail
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I take that back. I am going to buy the scotch 3m 700 atg gun that I read about years ago in a scrapboking magazine!!!


 
mrsrogers52513
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In response to mindygail

Enjoy!


 
pinkpaperairedale
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I hope you enjoy your final purchase. I have the pink ATG and do not have problems. While you are recovering from the surgery, I hope you can at least tap a few buttons with your good hand and watch some how to videos or get some ideas from the releases that will be coming from CHA.


 
mrsrogers52513
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I was at Hancock Fabrics yesterday and they have the pink ATGs on clearance for $10!


 
jstahr
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In response to mindygail

I really love my ATG, too! BUT....I wish they made one for left-handers! Why don't they? It is always difficult seeing where I'm putting the adhesive.


 
mrsrogers52513
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I'm sure in time they will! Hopefully!


 
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