Adhesive tape table dispensers
Table dispenser: The third hand for adhesive tape!
Adhesive tape is certainly one of the most helpful utensils to fix small mishaps, to fix, to wrap, or or or. The small, practical rolls with the thin, one-sided adhesive plastic film are indispensable in any office or household!
If it weren't for the awkward handling...
Do you know this? The 'beginning' of the roll has disappeared and can only be felt with the fingernail, if at all. When unrolling, the tape gets tangled and can no longer be untangled, you have to cut off a whole piece. And - speaking of cutting: Fix the tape to the object with one hand, bring the roll into the perfect position with the other and ... cut it off with the third hand, because the thin but tough tape cannot be torn off...?
Table dispensers solve all these problems in one fell swoop: the beginning is always fixed above the blade, you can unroll the tape with just one hand - and with a small movement of the wrist, the tape is cut precisely on the sharp, serrated blade. Compared to the trouble you can have with tape, the cost of such a practical helper is negligible!
Several factors are important for the quality of a table dispenser:
Stability. Of course, a table dispenser for adhesive tape should be sturdy enough not to fall apart into its individual parts even if it is not handled carefully. And if possible, it should also survive a fall from the desk. But this is not the most important thing:
In fact, a desk dispenser should have a certain weight; many models are therefore filled with sand or other heavy "ballast". The heavier, the more secure the stand on the work table - especially if you work one-handed because the other hand has to hold or fix something. One-handed operation with feather-light plastic-only versions is practically impossible.
Add to the weight a non-slip foot, ideally made of rubber. This, in combination with the weight of the dispenser, also keeps the dispenser in place if you pull on the tape a little harder or don't hit the blade properly.
Good, stylish looks may certainly also be a reason to choose a particular model. But above all, a table dispenser must be one thing: practical! Otherwise, you might as well go back to using the loose roll. And who wants that?