There are now variations similar to stickers, and masking tape that is fun just to look at. If you have one, it will come in handy.
It can be easily torn by hand, but if you want to cut it straight for decoration, you need scissors. But recently, I heard that a special tape cutter is on sale, so I compared various things.
This time, we prepared four types: Sunstar stationery "LaCut", Kokuyo's "Calcut", Nichiban's "Petit Joa", and "Masking Tape Cutter" purchased at the 100-yen shop "Celia".
First of all, Lacut, which I also love. Assuming use in the kitchen, it features a built-in magnet in the base. Since it is firmly fixed, it is very convenient to cut it with one hand while it is attached to the refrigerator. Compatible with tapes with a width of 25 mm or less, an inner diameter of 25 mm or more, and an outer diameter of 56 mm or less. The price is 980 yen (excluding tax, the same applies below).
Calcut (for handy type masking tape) is characterized by the fact that the tape can be cut with a light force using a specially processed blade. It is compatible with tapes with a width of 18 mm or less, and it is also a point that the remaining amount of tape is easy to see because it is semi-transparent. The price is 550 yen.
Petit Joa has a metal blade with few irregularities, so the cut surface of the tape will not be jagged and the appearance will be beautiful. It was sold as a set with tape last year, but due to its popularity, it was released as a single cutter in February. Compatible with tapes with a width of 18 mm or less, an inner diameter of 26 mm or more, and an outer diameter of 54 mm or less. The price is 450 yen.
The 100% masking tape cutter is used by attaching it directly to the tape. The point is that the blade is plastic so it is easy to carry. Compatible with tapes with a width of 15 mm and a thickness of 11 mm or less. It's a great deal for 100 yen with 3 pieces.
What is the sharpest?When I compared the four using "mt" masking tape, the one with the best sharpness was Calcut . It cuts comfortably with a "pip" instead of a "pip". The 100-square cutter has a fairly light sharpness when you cut it by pressing the blade with your thumb. The trick is to cut them by twisting them lightly.
What is the most "straight" cut?The cut surface of a general tape cutter tends to be jagged, but all the cutters I tried this time have specifications that are inconspicuous. Among them, Petit Joa was so beautiful that I was impressed.
Lacut was convenient because I mainly fill in the expiration date and fasten the bag, but I also wanted this cutter for DIY and handicrafts. Best of all, setting it on a cutter saves you the trouble of searching for cuts one by one. In addition, there are also cutters that can be set side by side, so why not use them according to your needs?