Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EightOfEight a versatile fastener
I use Velcro for a lot of things around the house and at work. Barely a week goes by that I don't find a new application for it. The latest success was with my spice holders. The ones I have hang on the inside of my kitchen cabinets, and originally attached to the doors with extra-strength double-sided foam tape. At first that was fine, but then, from the weight of the bottles and from pulling the spices out of the rack, it all started to come loose and every other time I opened the cabinet door the whole apparatus would come off and bottles would crash to the floor. The industrial strength Velcro solved the problem. It is extremely sticky. The Velcro easily supports the weight of both the plastic and glass bottles, and when I pull bottles out of the rack, the rack does not budge. The Velcro package says that it is for outdoor use also, so I recently used it to hang signs for an outdoor party. It easily stuck to aluminum siding, canopy poles, textured resin furniture, and even sycamore trees.
October 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barry Useful Item
This tape is easy to cut, it sticks well to things and the Velcro works well. There isn’t too much else to say. I didn’t test it by attaching something really heavy. I used it to put my snowshoes on the wall which aren’t that heavy, see photo. It wasn’t the best surface to use it on because the bricks are really uneven. So far they are still up there. Good product.
August 18, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by skaizun Surprisingly strong backing; holds well; hook/loops break easily
After cutting a small slit along the see-through part of the box (see photo) and removing a notch, I got an easy way to dispense the velcro (I'm hoping to get royalties for this from the mfr!). ;) The velcro was easy to cut through both halves and equally easy to apply, though I found that separating the backing was a bit of a struggle (bending the velcro while holding a corner of the backing helped). According to the instructions on the box, the adhesive needs 24 hours to fully cure, but, I was able to use it immediately, per the photos, which show me using it on a 3-pound, steel, sledgehammer. The velcro held the hammer with no problem, even though the two velcro pieces weren't it total contact (I had laid them out tangential to each other). But, when I pulled the hammer off, the velcro on the side attached to the hammer came right off, because I hadn't noticed that the masking tape on the hammer - - used to protect the wood handle and my hand - - had distintegrated over time (i.e., not the fault of the velcro). I also noticed that, in applying the velcro to the shelf, the right side, where I had pushed to seal it to the shelf, had lost or bent some of the hooks (or loops) rather easily (see close-up photo). In other words, it fell apart, though they did not come off or bend when I attached and removed the velcro'd hammer. This may mean that continued joining and removing of the two pieces may render it useless over time. The instructions indicate that it is not for dashboards or fabrics, which, to be honest, were both why I needed the velcro! It also warns against using it on certain brick without giving specific types, which is odd, because the product video in its Home Depot page shows it being used on brick, though it may be a faux-brick (i.e., smooth) surface! It also warns to keep the product out of the sun, presumably because it will break down the adhesive, which may also mean that it won't hold up in heat in the shade, humidity, or rain (I have not tested it against any of those, but the package warns against underwater use, so, there's some credence to my guess about humidity and rain). After 24 hours, the backing adhered to the steel shelf as if it were bonded to it! I could not remove it by hand, and wouldn't try with a razor or anything else! Very surprising! The velcro may seem expensive, but, keep in mind that a few, much weaker, velcro in dollar or department stores go for $1-$2 for just a few strips, usually less than a foot in total length and which cannot be used to hold tools (i.e., they are, usually, for fabrics only). So, if you're looking for something to hang your tools - - but not your hat! - - on, then this might be the product for you!
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DickB Very Strong, Heavy Duty Fastening Material
I have used other Velcro fastening "hook and loop" tape, so when I saw this "Industrial Strength Extreme" version of their product, I had to try it. As you can see from the pictures below, both the "hook"and "loop" sides of the fastening system are more robust than smaller versions of their product, and the UV-resistant adhesive material underneath the "loop" tape is definitely stronger than other versions of the Velcro line of products I have used so this is well-suited for heavy duty uses. Similarly, the "hook" tape portion has more pronounced prongs to catch on the loops. The one-inch width is just right for most any size project, and the fact that this is a ten-foot roll of the product means you won't run out any time soon. The box states that it can be used to hold items up to 20 pounds, and I believe it! I highly recommend this product! It will not disappoint you.
April 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ss VELCRO BLACK INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH EXTREME TAPE10 FT. X 1 IN.
I tested this one semi rough concrete like you would find on your driveway, on new bare wood, on old weathered wood (my cedar fence) on the siding on my house that is painted wood and on the dash of my car. I worked VERY well on all but the old cedar fence, on that it just pulled off the loose wood splinters. It is a little courser nap on the velcro that what I have seen and used before. The glue and the velcro work as good or better that any I have tried before. On the package is says not recommended for use it on dashboards ( But I did), fabrics, flexible vinyl, or underwater use. I does not say why it is not recommended for those things. It also says that is may not work well on some types of brick. and total weight not to exceed 20 pounds. Both sides of the Velcro have glue on them. so far I like this stuff and it is working well.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Katie1313 Wow!
When I order this I was looking for something to put on my couch so my cushions wouldn't scoot around, but I had no idea just how strong this would be! Which is definitely not a problem for that use but also makes it perfect for heavy duty applications. According to the packaging it can also hold up to 20 lbs! That's awesome. I will be using it for other things since there is left over but it has been perfect for the couch cushions. After I cleaned the couch and applied the sticky side I let it set for the recommended 24 hours and haven't had an issue with sliding cushions since! Great find!
June 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by J1ZORT Performs better than all the rest!
I live in Arizona where we grow produce, raise chickens and do farmers markets. I use this velcro product because it's the only one I've found that can handle the extreme heat and constant abuse from being attached to my market coolers. We have almost 20 large coolers used for storing produce in the Arizona desert and do 3 to 4 markets each week. I use velcro to hold my signs in place. This is the only velcro-type product that holds up the best. These coolers are constantly being moved around, stacked and power washed several times each week, so it takes super-strong velcro to withstand the constant abuse. I would highly recommend the velcro extreme!
May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mark Heavy duty
Every spring we put up the portable screen for access to our patio, you know the ones you see on tv that are like curtains with the magnets that hold them closed? Those screens come with velcro to attach them to the door frame. However during the first year of use, the glue on those velcro pieces began to lose its grip. Instead of replacing the screen, we used this extreme industrial strength velcro. You can immediately tell it is not your usual hook & loop tape. The hooks and loops are much larger and the adhesive is much tackier. The screen is holding to the frame very well with no signs of drooping or detachment. I will update my review if there are any issues as a result of summer heat or other weather elements.
June 7, 2016