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1.88 in. x 54.6 yds. Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape with Dispenser

  • Provides excellent holding power for packaging and shipping
  • Strong seal on all box types, including 100% recycled boxes
  • Strong, durable solvent-free hot melt adhesive seals and protects
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Product Details

Make sealing your boxes easier and more efficient with the Scotch Brand Heavy Duty Foam Grip Tape Dispenser. Designed for ease of use, this dispenser has a comfortable cushioned foam grip and an adjustable tension knob that you can dial in for your optimal ease of use and control. It's a great choice for frequent shippers that need more comfort and want to fight fatigue when packing up multiple boxes. Perfect for around the shipping station, mailroom, home or office, you can depend on this packaging tape dispenser for all your packing, shipping and moving needs. Comes with one roll of Scotch(R) Heavy Duty Packaging Tape included.
  • REFILL AGAIN AND AGAIN: Refillable and easy to reload
  • SHARP BLADE: Premium stainless steel blade for ease of cutting tape with a slight twist of the wrist
  • ADJUSTABLE TENSION: Tension dial for ease of use and adjustable control for smooth tape dispensing experience
  • FOAM GRIP: Cushioned foam handle for comfort, especially when packing up many boxes
  • STURDY FRAME: Durable, stainless-steel frame for heavy duty performance with plastic parts for optimizing weight
  • 3" CORE SIZE: Designed to be used with 3" core packaging tape up to 2" wide
  • TAPE INCLUDED: Scotch Heavy Duty Packaging Tape provides excellent holding power for heavy-duty packaging and shipping
  • BEST-SELLING: Scotch Brand is America's #1 selling Packaging Tape Brand, based on NPD 2022 full year packaging tape category sales
  • ONE STRIP AND IT SHIPS: You don't need layers of tape to get the job done - just one strip each seam top and bottom - so you save time
  • GUARANTEED TO STAY SEALED*: Boxes sealed with Scotch Heavy Duty Packaging Tape are guaranteed to stay sealed. (If your box does not stay sealed, 3M will refund the purchase price of this tape. Proof of purchase required. Call 1-800-3M-HELPS)
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From the Manufacturer




Core Diameter (in.)3Roll Length (ft.)163.8 ft
Tape Length (ft.)163.8 ftTape Width (in.)1.88 in
Thickness (mm)0.07874 mm


ColorClearFeaturesHeavy Duty
IncludedDispenserNumber of Rolls Included1
Office Supply TypePackaging TapeQuantity1
Returnable90-DayStorage Product TypeOffice Supplies
Tensile Strength (lb.)36

Questions & Answers

Q:How do you use this? I have a weak hand
by|Oct 19, 2019
5 Answers
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A:  It doesn’t take much strength. Just stick the tape. drag, and cut. It’ll take a few tries to get the hang of it

by|Oct 20, 2019

A:  No the cutter is terrible. It didnt cust the tape properly and out holes in the side odf the carton i was trying to seal.

by|Nov 1, 2022
    4 found this answer helpful

    A:  Pull tape ,and be sure to lean tape gun back so the cut off blade raises out and cuts tape

    by|Jan 28, 2020

      A:  No. I’m having trouble getting it to rip the tape

      by|Jul 1, 2021
        1 found this answer helpful

        A:  Attach tape to surface first and dispenser straight back to dispense tape then lean dispenser up and forward and twist to cut tape.

        by|Oct 22, 2019
          Q:How to load tape gun!
          by|Dec 17, 2016
          5 Answers
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          A:  If the illustration fails you - check out YOUTUBE and search under tape dispenser and you will find it.

          by|Sep 25, 2022
          2 found this answer helpful

          A:  There is a fairly good guide on the paper instructions that come with this...BUT our dispenser did not work properly and on close examination we found that the rubber roller is misaligned. This really can't be fixed.

          by|Dec 3, 2018
            1 found this answer helpful

            A:  Hello! You can check out this YouTube video to see how to refill a Heavy Duty Packaging Tape Dispenser! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zePoWGUZsoU Our team is also available at 800-328-6276 Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm CT to assist, thank you!

            by|Mar 14, 2019

              A:  Instructions included are a bit cryptic. Load tape on to the mounting wheel. Next pull some tape out, push down the gate below the grey roller and pass tape through it. When the tape passes through the gate and over the roller, the sticky side will be pointed outwards.

              by|Jun 17, 2019

              A:  Hard to describe in words - best if you go to You-Tube and search for 'how to load packing tape dispenser' and watch a few of the resulting videos.

              by|May 5, 2023
                Q:Where in the store
                by|Apr 16, 2016
                5 Answers
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                A:  No idea - I ordered online for pick-up in the store, so it was at Customer Service when I arrived. Generally, I have found the customer service people to be very helpful with locations of items. If you have a smartphone you can also find out from the Home Depot app.

                by|May 5, 2023

                  A:  Thanks for asking! Unfortunately the response varies by store and the retailer will have to respond. Thanks again.

                  by|Jan 19, 2019

                    A:  I found this one in the paint section of the store. Not where the packing boxes are. In the packing section with the boxes, there is another brand dispenser but I don’t like the handle on that cream color dispenser. So get this one from the paint area.

                    by|Jan 19, 2019
                      1 found this answer helpful

                      A:  In our store it is located in the painting accessories section, along with blue painters' tape, etc.

                      by|Jan 19, 2019
                        1 found this answer helpful

                        A:  Its located near where they have the cardboard moving boxs at least thats where it was located at my store. But you know HD keeps moving things around so its best to ask an associate.

                        by|May 5, 2023
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                        Customer Reviews

                        2.8 out of 5
                        • 2.8
                          out of 1,178 reviews
                        • 53% recommend this product
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                        NIGHTMARE to get tape off roll
                        Three ibuprofens and hour later, still struggling to figure out how to release beginning of tape roll so I could start using it. There was no tab to pull on end of tape to get it started. There were no directions on package, either. Finally put roll under bright light and examined. There is an INVISABLE perforation that needs to be broken and tape then released. There was no way to know this on the package.
                        Response from PACE Social CareDec 16, 2022
                        Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Your feedback is very important to us, and we will be sure to forward your comments. If you have any additional feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out to our team at 1-800-328-6276 Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm CT and provide case 37459639.
                          Plastic tensioner exploded on first use
                          Plastic tensioner is brittle and not made for the pressure required to to tape up 8 boxes. Failed on 9th box.
                            The Most Horribly Designed Product
                            For lack of better words, this item SUCKS. They say to twist your wrist to get the tape to break away…. Nope doesn’t work. I ended up throwing it and breaking it. AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL. I don’t know how this was passed to put on shelves. Highly disappointed.
                            Response from 3M Social CareJul 21, 2022
                            Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Your feedback is very important to us, and we will be sure to forward your comments. If you have any additional feedback or questions, please feel free to reach out to our team at 1-800-328-6276 Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm CT and provide case 34174317. 3m-country-catalog
                              2 found this review helpful
                              sturdy and dispense easily
                              [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I used it on a medium sized box with about a 5lb load. I like the convenient dispenser, glides on easily. The tape is wide enough and holds well. The box was sent from Maryland to Florida via USPS and was received in good condition. Happy with the quality.
                                • Recommended
                                Decent, heavy duty
                                [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I really like the quality and strength of the tape. The only complaint I have is the strength and ease of use of the dispenser. Dispenser itself feels cheap and easily breakable. Otherwise a great value.
                                  • Recommended
                                  Strong And Easy To Use
                                  [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received a free sample of 3M Scotch Heavy Duty Packaging Tape and used this product to seal a package to mail. The tape is wonderful! It dispensed very easily and smoothly. This tape is strong enough to tape cartons of books with just one strip! The adhesive on the tape really holds. The other thing I like about this tape is that it is clear so it can easily be used over labels without fear of covering important shipping information. The amount and length could be a little longer but it’s enough. The tear teeth are sharp and make it easy to get any size piece you need.
                                    • Recommended
                                    Definitely heavy duty
                                    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This tape is super grippy. It is easy to tear from the roll. I used this to reinforce a cardboard box filled with heavy books for shipping. This is definitely universal on any surface. Very easy to handle.
                                      • Recommended
                                      Strongly Recommend This Product
                                      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Scotch® Heavy Duty Shipping Packaging Tape with Dispenser is the only tape I use for packing boxes. I also use it for other things when I need strong tape to keep things in place. It has never let me down. The Dispenser makes it easy to use
                                        • Recommended
                                        Much stronger and easy to use
                                        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I volunteer to evaluate products for 3M, and the company recently sent me a free sample of Scotch Heavy Duty Packaging Tape. I have used it on several different boxes, one which had a heavy item inside and was shipping via a shipping company. I was very happy with how the tape went onto the package and how heavy the tape felt compared to my normal packaging tape. It was much more sturdy and adhered much better. The dispenser is very easy to use and it allows for a smooth cut when using the tape. Very happy and pleased with this heavy duty tape.
                                          • Recommended
                                          Many varired uses!
                                          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received this Scotch Brand Heavy Duty Shopping/Packing Tape with a Dispenser free to evaluate, and I can say I was not disappointed with the product! We use lots of packing tape when storing items in boxes in our storage units, and we have used this tape often. The tape is strong, and keeps sticking even when exposed to extreme temperatures. The tape can be written on for easy identification of boxes. The smaller dispenser is much more convenient to use than the large handled device we were using previously. I also use the tape to secure the labels on my bottles of homemade extracts to ensure the remain readable!
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