On Fri, May 30, 2014 at 08:12:22PM -0700, Glen Slick wrote:
This tool embosses three short lengthwise ridges in the
end of the
tape as it cuts the curve at the end. Is that what you mean?
Yes! Looks like the same tool either way (being made in Natick sounds
familiar so I think I had the Pericomp version) but those little ridges
are what I mean. Presumably that's so you don't need fingernails to get
the end of the tape off the reel when it's clingy.
Conversely, I also liked the little strips of Colorform material for holding
the loose end of the tape (or was that more on DECtapes? I remember little
blocks of foam on magtapes, and it's all a blur now). They seemed ridiculous
but they worked well.