Duct tape is a product that I literally use on a daily basis. For several years now, I have been utilizing Scotch brand Duct Tape more than any other brand. Last week, while shopping with my Father at a Hartford, Connecticut Wal Mart store, I decided to purchase a roll of Duck brand Duct Tape, instead of my usual choice of Scotch brand Duct Tape.
Although these two brands of duct tape are similar in size and appearance, they also maintain distinct differences. Presented here, as a service to the consumer at large, is an article which reviews and compares Scotch brand Duct Tape and Duck brand Duct Tape.
The standard – sized rolls of Scotch brand Duct Tape and Duck brand Duct Tape are similar in size. The roll of Scotch brand Duct Tape being reviewed here measures 1.88 inch x 45 yards and the roll of Duck brand Duct Tape measures 1.88 inch x 40 yards.
Considering the fact that I utilize duct tape on a daily basis, rolls of these sizes tend to last for quite a while. Of course, it depends on how much and how / or often you use the items, but each of these brands of duct tape provides enough product for many uses and applications.
These two brands of duct tape look similar upon first glance, but upon closer inspection, you can see that their appearance is different. The Scotch brand Duct Tape is a slightly darker shade of gray than the Duck brand Duct Tape and the Duck brand Duct Tape appears to be a little bit shinier than the Scotch tape. Also, the Duck brand Duct Tape seems to be thinner in gauge, or thickness and it looks sort of flimsy, compared to the Scotch product.
The regular retail price charged for one 1.88 inch x 45 yards roll of Scotch brand Duct Tape at Hartford, Connecticut area department stores, pharmacies and home improvement centers is approximately $6.99.
The regular retail price charged for one 1.88 inch x 40 yards inch roll of Duck brand Duct Tape at Hartford, Connecticut area Wal Mart stores is approximately $3.
Both of these brands of duct tape are stocked and sold at retailers everywhere. In the Hartford, Connecticut area, I have seen the Scotch brand Duct Tape at more retailers than I have seen the Duck brand Duct Tape.
From my experience, both Scotch brand Duct Tape and Duck brand Duct Tape are effective at holding various items together and at least temporarily fixing, or jury – rigging broken items. For long – term holding and / or fixing capabilities and effectiveness however, I think that Scotch brand Duct Tape is more durable.
To me, the difference between these two brands of duct tape became apparent as soon as I cut the first piece of tape from the roll of Duck brand Duct Tape.
Prior to using the Duck brand product, I was utilizing Scotch brand Duct Tape almost exclusively and I was amazed when I saw and felt how thin the Duck brand tape was, compared to the Scotch brand tape. I think that for the majority of uses, both of these brands of duct tape are quite effective, but if I want to ensure that something really holds, I would probably lean toward using the Scotch brand Duct Tape.
Duct tape is one of the few products that I can say has unlimited uses. For years, I have been saying that duct tape is one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century. Through the years, I have utilized duct tape in countless and often un – orthodox ways. If an item is broken, cracked, torn, loose or otherwise in need of repair, I have found that duct tape is a great item to fix and / or hold things together with.
Scotch brand Duct Tape and Duck brand Duct Tape are products that are similar in size and appearance, but not necessarily in price, overall quality and effectiveness. While both of these products are basically well – made and of good quality, I personally think that Scotch brand Duct Tape is the more effective and longer – lasting of the two brands of duct tape being reviewed here.
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