For years I've wanted an adhesive dispenser that was large enough to hold lots of adhesive with a very user-friendly applicator. When I saw this tool for the first time I wondered where it was going to fit on my drawing table and how well it would fit in my hand. I'm happy to report that it's balanced, fits comfortably in my hand and stores well at my table when not in use. I can always find it among the piles of paper and supplies I work with too.
I was astounded at the number of layouts I was able to complete with one roll of tape. The dispenser is easy to reload because of the embossed diagram on the discarded tape side (when you remover the paper backing roll you'll see it). When you put a new roll of tape onto the right-side wheel you'll have no problems following the diagram.
I really like the press, release and lock trigger and once you get the hang of it you can place adhesive quite accurately.
If you don't like the color of the casing, you can paint it with Krylon spray paint made for plastics. I saw where a user in our Gallery had done this and then added rub ons.
Great for right and left-handed use.
Used in this project: Love: 50 Years Strong
I bought the ATG dispenser and the scotch gold tape about 5 years ago... I don't go anywhere without it (except the grocery store and work!) It's so much more economical than other dispensers ... and it's so easy to use. Loading it is a breeze. I loved it so much I bought 5 more to give as Christmas gifts to my friends a while back, and they all love it too. You can buy an adapter for this gun which enables you to use the 1/4" tape also. Tape widths come in 3/4" , 1/2" and 1/4". If you want to do smaller bits, I'd buy the adapter (usually around 8 or so dollars) and use the 1/4 " tape. If I had to choose one item out of my scrapbook room that I could not do without, it would be this gun!
Used in this project: Allison's Smile
I have owned this gun for about 3 years now. The tape runner I used to use ran out so quickly, I would go through 2 or 3 at a full day crop. This one lasts me for 3 full day crops or more! It holds so well and is SO easy to use despite it's cumbersome, intimidating appearance! Easy to load and use and very economical since it lasts so long. My friends all laughed at me the first time they saw it, but now they all want one of their own!!!!
i am really disappointed with this tool: I thought it was easy to use ..But, no,it gets stuck all the time and I have to call my husband for help.
Well, maybe I'm not the skillfull person for such a tool because when I watch videos it seems to be easy to handle with.
I've had this adhesive gun for quite awhile and just love it!! I use the larger adhesive and what I like about this gun is that it doesn't gum up at all!! I don't have to use alot of adhesive because it sticks so well, but make sure that you place your things exactly where you want them or their stuck pretty well. One hint that I can give is that when you stick something down their is no need to put adhesive all over it, use it in the middle and in oppsite corners and then if you make a mistake the other corners that don't have adhesive, you can twist and turn your object and it will come up most times without ripping. Enjoy, for the money it's expensive at first, but once you see how much adhesive you get and how far it goes you will be happy that you got one!!
Used in this project: 4th. of July
I saw this on one of the scrapbooking web sites and heard it was so great ....I looked so big ! It is but so easy to use when I took it to a crop it was like I was taking out the big guns to work! we all laughted but they all asked to use it because it's so great ...once you get used to how to use it you'll never switch...Trust me on this one.....The only problem is it lasts so long you do forget how to load it...no kidding! It's got me through three large scapbooks and still was running like the energizer bunny! It's worth every dime and you start saving once you get it on just what you save in buying refills......You know if I were to leave anything home this is not one of those things!
I love this tape gun!! It is so easy to load and use! I did have to get DH to install the adapter for the 1/4" tape because the instructions were not very "GrandmaG" friendly. I can't wait to see how long it will take me to empty one spool of tape. The initial investment for the gun is a little steep but the price of the tape I think is well worth it in the long run. I used 30 xyron tape refills, and 15 OTC refills in 2007 (yes I add everything in my budget), so I can't wait to see how many refills I use with this. I failed to mention that the tape goes on very smooth and so far I haven't had a problem with skipping, breaking, or glue build up which is a plus for me!
Used in this project: Altered Spice Rack for Embossing Powders
This adhesive gun is a must have! I know it's a lot of money up front but it has saved me so much money in the long run and will continue saving me money! The gun is very easy to use. I do recommend watching the video online on how to load it for the first time...but after loading it once you will never need to watch the video again as it is that easy!!! The refills are VERY cheap which is how it saves you money. It looks big and "clumsy" but it is NOT. It is very easy to use and you will absolutely love it the first time you try it!!
3M also has TERRIFIC customer service! Could not be buying from a better company!
Used in this project: ATG Gun and Stand
This is my favorite thing. I got it about a year and a half ago when it was featured in the now defunct Scrapbook Answers magazine. It is useful for all the big stuff. Too cumbersome for the small bits so you shouldnt throw those out just yet. I love that its cartridges are so big. You dont have to waste lots of time refilling your cartridges every page or so. I hate that. It is one of the few irratations I have with the creative
Plus its shaped like a gun so you can pretend that you're scrapping in the old west!
I love my ATG Scotch 700. The roll lasts so long and you don't have to keep changing it. And even though the initial price to purchase seems high, think about how many times you have spent $5 for a roll of adhesive that is gone in nothing flat. There is a bit of a downside though, this is very sticky, so it is not repositionable. So you should only use it on something you know is ready to be adhered to your LO. I seldom use any other adhesives anymore, since I got my ATG Scotch 700.
Used in this project: Bahama Sunset
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