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Vacuum Templating Gasket Tape
3/8" x 1/16" x 150'
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Product Description


With the help of a fellow woodworker, I've found the OEM source for the most incredible vacuum sealing tape available. This is not a knock-off. This is a high density on-board gasketing tape comparable to high-end industrial vacuum clamping systems from ShopBot, C.R. Onsrud, and Holtzer.

Sold in 150 ft rolls. The tape is coated on one side with an acrylic pressure sensitive adhesive. The foam's 1/16" thickness assures conformability to a wide range of substrates and its 3/8" width allows a tighter radius for small parts on the vacuum clamping/templating jig.

What is it used for?
Vacuum clamping is the easiest to way to hold an object for routing and sanding. Vacuum clamps powered by a venturi or electric pump can generate up to 1,700 lbs per square foot of clamping pressure without marring the work piece. If you're unfamiliar with vacuum tape, this is the stuff that makes the air tight seal between a vacuum jig and the work piece.

About the Pricing...
From the equipment manufacturers you might expect to pay $28 to $40 per roll. Why is it so expensive? Simple. This is the only vacuum tape designed specially for vacuum clamping and templating that does not allow excessive shifting or creeping of the work-piece. As I've written many times on other products available on this website, I've bought a huge quantity of this item to get the absolute best price.

Features

  • Closed cell foam gives this tape greater abrasion resistance.
  • The self-stick adhesive system allows the gasketing to be easily applied to virtually any sound jig material.
  • Eliminates creep and chatter which makes sanding operations faster and routing operations more accurate.
  • This tape offers the lowest compression set of any tape available. It has excellent "memory". In other words, it will return to its original size after each clamping operation.
  • Can be used with small and tight radii on the vacuum jig.

Technical Data

  • Type: PVC
  • Hardness (Shore 00): 60
  • Tensile Strength: 80
  • Elongation: 150"
  • Compression set: 4
  • Length: 150'
  • Width: 3/8"
  • Thickness: 1/16"

Due to the slightly reduced thickness of this tape, it can not be used with Mach ball valves.




What is the difference between the standard vacuum gasket and the templating gasket?
The standard tape is used for basic benchtop vacuum clamping when profile routing, sanding, or carving. The templating tape is thinner has has less lateral shift which makes it better for template and pattern routing.

Isn't this gasket tape the same as weather stripping from the hardware store?
It is definitely a different material. Weather stripping is designed to fill gaps and is generally not as resilient to frequent compression/decompression cycles. Our gasketing tape is 50 times more durable and designed for multiple hourly usage cycles.


Product Reviews

  1. Excellent Professional Level Product

    Review by Russell Vance
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    ... the availability of this excellent and inexpensive professional level vacuum template tape has expanded our vacuum jig inventory to encompass just about every process we do. We use it on phenolic, Lexan HD3 and chipboard. Our only gripe is the USPS GAP cost which makes no sense - 2 rolls of tape which weighs nothing is $28 and an additional roll is an extra $5 for something which also weights nothing and is well under the standard box weight limit.

    Note from Joe: We have no control over the fees that are charged by international postal systems. Our 'International Orders' information page has details.



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