Red Green loves it! Yes, I knew about Adam's aversion to it. He has mentioned it a few times in the past.
I just found out Adam Savage and I have very different ways of pronouncing "cludge" (kludge). I've never heard it said in any way that doesn't rhyme with "judge".I do agree that gaffer tape is generally more useful but buying it seems to be increasingly hard. Almost no-one seems to draw a distinction between gaffer and duct tapes and so if you buy "gaffer" online there is a very good chance you'll end up with duct tape anyway.
I think my most generally used tape is probably electricians tape, it has a bit of a cushiony effect I like and it isn't bad on residue.I like duct tape but don't think I've had many causes to need it, I have duck brand I will say though that I'm thoroughly unimpressed by gorilla tape, it has never stayed in the few times I've tried it and the residue is very, very bad compared to other tapes.
gaffertape.com, UK company that I've used for decades, us photographers eat, breathe and live gaffer tape and their stuff is the real deal. Good quality, suitable for pro application.
Gorilla tape's horrible stuff - it over engineered to the point of uselessness.
I guess that's why I got it to stick to the road in front of our house. must be going on a few years, the cars driving over it are wearing it away but it's still there!
It's too thick and rigid, it's not malleable enough...for me that is. Anyway, what are you doing sticking it to roads you wee hoodlum?! Can't you just do proper stuff like setting bins on fire like normal adolescents!
Having said that, I’ll have to try some gaffer’s tape and see how it works. Maybe it is better.
Gaffer tape isn't better, it's different. Designed not to leave residue but not as strong or permanent as duct tapes like Gorilla.
It took me a while to decipher all the jargon, and I'm still not sure I've understood it -We use cloth tape, variously referred to (rightly or wrongly) as duct tape, duck tape, 100 mile an hour tape, or cloth tape.
I would tend to agree for most uses . I have had great luck with it in patching a hole in my front bumper. It has stayed on for two years now through two winters and many car washes. Still sticking and no deterioration from UV light.