I have found the Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner XL to be one of the best permanent tape runner I have used. It never seems to gunk up and I love the closeable cover that keeps it from sticking to everything when you pack it up to take to crops. I have used many other tape runners and this one seems to stand up the best. Don't hesitate to try it!
I have been trying to find a replacement for my Kokuyo Tape Runner so I ordered a bunch of options including The Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner. So far, i'm not very impressed. First, I find the unit incredibly awkward. I don't like the cover that flips to the side and the prongs that hold the tape on the front feel wierd when you press down. It feels flimsy, yet if you don't press hard enough it doesn't work. It just doesn't feel comfortable. Also, for some reason I repeatedly pick the unit up upside down and end up marking up putting indentations in my photos with the prongs. Second, the adhesive doesn't feel as strong as I would like. I haven't had anything fall apart yet, but it just doesn't feel super strong. Maybe i'm spoiled by the super-strong Kokuyo adhesive but I think this runner probably won't be my replacement.
I have used this tape runner off and on for about 9 months. I have used other ones and it just does not hold up very well. It gets easily tangled and messed up. It also sometimes skips across where I am trying to use it instead of smoothly laying down a film of adhesive. Last night was the final straw when one got all tangled up only minutes out of a new package.
I will not buy anymore of it! I still have two refills to use. I will try to use them, but who knows how much use I will get?
I absolutely LOVE the Therm O Web Memory Tape Runner XL - I have tried so many adhesives and have found that this one is the best! It's so easy to use and really enjoy the fact that I don't have to worry about the adhesive strip getting covered in dust while not in use because there is a protective cover that easily stores to the side of the product while in use.