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MMMC38BK

Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser

Holds Total 1 Tape(s) - 1" Core - Black

Reg. Price $8.76

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Space-saving tape dispenser provides one-handed dispensing for a variety of office tapes. Design features high-impact plastic and a weighted base. Tape dispenser holds tape 1/2" or 3/4" wide and 1500" long on 1" diameter removable cores.

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SKU
MMMC38BK
Manufacturer
3M
Manufacturer Part Number
C38BK
Brand Name
Scotch
Product Model
C38
Product Type
Desktop Tape Dispenser
Color
Black
Holding Size
1 Tape of 0.75" Width x 125 ft Length with 1" Core

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Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

So much easier than an individual tape roll

I used to get individual tape dispensers, but when I started scrapbooking, I realized I was needing a roll of tape in my craft room, the kitchen and the office so it didn't...Read complete review

I used to get individual tape dispensers, but when I started scrapbooking, I realized I was needing a roll of tape in my craft room, the kitchen and the office so it didn't make much sense to keep buying the individual rolls when I could get reusable dispensers and the refills of tape. I purchase the boxed refills in bulk so I never have to worry about running out of tape and the dispensers are less likely to "disappear" around the house than a single use dispenser. I even found dispensers in fashionable colors so I have a bright green one in my office...easy to find wherever it is in the house and fun to get away from "basic black."

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

SAVE YOUR MONEY

I recently purchased two of these dispensers, one for the office and one for home. They look great and were reasonably priced. I was so anxious to put them into service, I even...Read complete review

I recently purchased two of these dispensers, one for the office and one for home. They look great and were reasonably priced. I was so anxious to put them into service, I even broke open hand held dispensers to get the tape rolls for my new desktop models. Big Mistake. First of all they do not weigh enough to resist the effort required to cut the tape. Secondly the cutting blade is either recessed too far or just is not sharp enough to get the job done! Why has Scotch made these changes in what used to be a wonderful product? Are they afraid we will cut ourselves, or drop it and bruise a toe? Did their lawyers make them do it?

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1.0

SAVE YOUR MONEY

By Suzi

from North Carolina, United States

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

I recently purchased two of these dispensers, one for the office and one for home. They look great and were reasonably priced. I was so anxious to put them into service, I even broke open hand held dispensers to get the tape rolls for my new desktop models. Big Mistake. First of all they do not weigh enough to resist the effort required to cut the tape. Secondly the cutting blade is either recessed too far or just is not sharp enough to get the job done! Why has Scotch made these changes in what used to be a wonderful product? Are they afraid we will cut ourselves, or drop it and bruise a toe? Did their lawyers make them do it?

 
5.0

Great Product

By Margaret O

from Tucson, AZ

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

I have had this tape dispenser for many years and expect it to last for many more. It is great to be able to use one hand to pull out the amount of tape you need and easily cut it off where you want it. Would definitely recommend this product.

 
5.0

Tape Dispenser

By Tamie L

from Undisclosed

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

Love this tape dispenser. It is heavy enough where it doesn't move as I tear off tape. As a teacher, I often times only have one had available to grab a piece of tape, so this works perfect.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As essential to my desk as my pencil

By Sam c

from Undisclosed

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

Classic, weighted base allows you to tear tape pieces with one hand. Perfect at home too for wrapping presents, etc.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth Buying

By Anonymous

from Coral Springs,FL

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

I bought myself a tape dispenser after buying my son one in blue. I love the black color. It goes on any counter or desk of mine. So much easier to dispense from this than the dispenser the tape comes in!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Sturdy Dispenser

By Jamie Q

from Undisclosed

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

I love this Tape Dispenser, it never falls over when my hands are busy and I need a quick piece of tape. The construction is excellent, I would never imagined how often I use this, it's a lot! Thanks Scotch for producing a nice product that will last for years!

 
5.0

Scotch Desktop Tape Dispenser

By Suzanne S

from New Orleans, LA

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

This is an excellent product. I purchase supplies for my office. I buy the Scotch desk tape dispenser and invisible and regular tape for my employees. I have bought this product for years. They last a long time. I still have mine and I have been 33 years. I got mine when they first came out. The edge stays sharpened and the tape breaks off easily. The wheel stays in place with the tape and does not slide. I would recommend this product to everyone who purchases office supplies. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So much easier than an individual tape roll

By Nancy W

from Minnesota

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

I used to get individual tape dispensers, but when I started scrapbooking, I realized I was needing a roll of tape in my craft room, the kitchen and the office so it didn't make much sense to keep buying the individual rolls when I could get reusable dispensers and the refills of tape. I purchase the boxed refills in bulk so I never have to worry about running out of tape and the dispensers are less likely to "disappear" around the house than a single use dispenser. I even found dispensers in fashionable colors so I have a bright green one in my office...easy to find wherever it is in the house and fun to get away from "basic black."

 
5.0

Desktop Tape Dispenser

By Carey B

from Saint Louis, Missouri

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

I love the desktop dispenser, both at home and work. At home it is wonderful for wrapping gifts, and at work I am able to repair pages easily. The dispenser allows me to get the right size tape without tangles everytime. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

 
5.0

Nice to Have one

By Cindy H

from Scottdale,PA

Comments about Scotch C38 Desktop Tape Dispenser:

I love my desktop tape dispenser.It makes it very easy to use the tape and it's alway were I put it.Very easy to keep track of it. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]

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