Reply to post: Re: Magnetic Tape and Magnetized Razor Blade

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JimboSmith Silver badge

Re: Magnetic Tape and Magnetized Razor Blade

I only used the magnet stored blade for when we were reclaiming tape reels. So much easier to just slice through worn tape on a reel rather than unspooling it. The first time I did it I unspooled about an hours worth of tape and filled the small office bin and then some. A lot more fun to do it that way but far messier.

Otherwise I had a bit of bluetack and a oil paper holder (to prevent rust) stuck to my the other side of the drawer tray. That held the working blade.

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