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Max Tapener Hand Tying Machine

# HTB2
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$ 73.99


Weight: 1.480000 lbs

Ties plants with a simple squeeze so that one person can do work of three!

The original Max Tapener is a proven time-saver for nurserymen, tree growers, vineyards or orchards. Just squeeze the handle to stretch tape between the jaws and it's ready to wrap around a stem. A second squeeze staples and cuts off the tape. It's that easy. Tie ribbon, staples and spare blades not included. Sold separately.

Specs

Stapler and blade area are metal, tape holder/dispenser is plastic. Jaw opening is 2". Staples, tape, and blades are sold separately. However 1 extra blade is included with each HTB2.

Warranty

A.M. Leonard's down to earth guarantee. This product is covered under A.M. Leonard's full one year guarantee against manufacturer defects for products when used under normal conditions.

Review Summary (Based on 16 Reviews)

Customer Reviews for Max Tapener Hand Tying Machine

5 Stars

Max Tapener

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The max tapener is easy to use and saves a lot of time. Easy to load the ribbon and has a variety of ribbon colors to choose from.

5 Stars

Love it!

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I can't speak to the longevity of this tool, but yesterday it was a lifesaver! I bought it for blackberries and haven't used it for that yet, but I planted 100 tomato plants grown in my greenhouse. Because of the cold weather they were tall when I planted out over the weekend. Then came an inch of rain and wind, so the next morning the majority were laying on the ground. I took this tool and cardboard to stand on working my way down the row and had all my tomatoes tied up very quickly. Took a few tries to get the nack of it, but when I did it was awesome. It would have taken me hours to hand tie them. I will be using this tool for many things now...am going to go online and by extra supplies after reading these reviews.

2 Stars

Tapener

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We have 9 acres of vineyards and ordered the tapener for a quicker way to tie up the plants. The tapener jams, the tape doesn't roll out smoothly, sometimes the cutter doesn't cut all the way through the tape, we constantly have to be pulling at the tape, as it gets too tight when it doesn't roll out, and with any type of wind, the staples just pull out of the tape and the plants end up on the ground. I don't use too much profanity, but after a while of using this tapener, I'm glad there weren't any people around to hear me ranting and raving. We have resorted to hand-tying. Big waste of money.

4 Stars

used with tomatoes and pole beans

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keeps one hand free to select the shoot or vine to be tied, or picked up out of the way of cultivators,etc. - much faster than twistems - [a world better than the less expensive knock-off]

5 Stars

Perfect for Christmas Trees

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This is our third year to use the Max Tapener on our Christmas Tree farm. It is great for training your trees to grow strait. It is a fairly delicate piece of equipment that must be treated as such. Any abuse will cause you alot of headache. Overall we are very pleased with the product, its ease of use and cost effectiveness.

5 Stars

A must for black berries with thorns

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I use one gloved handed to put the berry shoots onto the wires and the other hand has the Max Tapener to staple. The job is quick and painless. I don't let anyone else use it, because it could be abused.

5 Stars

Max Tapener Hand Tying Machine

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My staff and I have used the Max Tapener tool for staking thousands of trees, and it is an excellent time saving and highly effective tool. You do need to read the instructions to properly set it up, but when you do so and use it correctly, it is a wonderful time and labor saving tool. It is well engineered and I am very happy with the productivity and cost savings that I have gained from it. Thanks, Robert

5 Stars

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Tapener is a great tool for use in a grape vinyard. It is easy to use and cuts time down by 80% when supporting vines.

5 Stars

Quick and simple to use

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Works great,saves time,simple,low cost!

4 Stars

Essential Tool

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I've used the tapener for many years. It is easy to use and lasts a good while as long as you keep it clean, dry and give it a little TLC. Training employees how to use/maintain is the hardest part. If they abuse it you will be replacing often. I agree with the previous review that the tape can be problematic. Using the right tape is a must!

3 Stars

necessary evil

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I have dozens of tapener, the guys like them but sometimes the tape jams, or staples. Also as much as we use them we are lucky to get one season before they jam more than they work.

5 Stars

Productivity R Us

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I run a small winery and commercial winegrape vineyard, and have for the last 12 years. After having tried most of the different methods for securing canes to trellis wires I have come to realize that the costs of using the Max Tapener and the white embossed tape are more than offset by productivity gains. The gadget is easy to use, reasonably durable and easy to keep track of. A number of my colleagues have tried to convince me that the Tapener is not reliable but when questioned I find that they are either abusing the machine or they don't understand that the blades need to be changed rather frequently. That being said, they don't last forever and when they start to jam too often or the little piece that holds the cutoff blade in place gets bent and won't hold the blade I throw it away and start with a new one. It's just become one of the costs of doing business.

5 Stars

Great product

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Great product/tool. It made quick work of holding my young grape vines off of the ground. It worked as fast as I could walk through my 2 acres.

5 Stars

Impress your friends with your Tapener tying speed!

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Actually, I didn't even know what a tapener was until my wife and I bought a house with a vineyard (I'd think twice about that one again). The Max Tapener is very well built and easy to load (once you actually read the directions). I only have about 160 vines but this sure beats trying to hand tie (or use zip ties, which will strangle the vine) the vines to the stakes and lines. Bought a replacement blade, three roles of tape, and one box of staples, which is plenty for a smaller scale vineyard like mine for at least a couple seasons. Good service from A.M. Leonard as well.

5 Stars

Its quick

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Its a pleasure to use. The only problem was the tape was indented to prevent it from unrolling in storeage and when trying to use the tape would not unroll. After stripping off the tape past the indention it was great.

5 Stars

Vineyard

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It save me alot time and money as you don't use a lot of tape. Great product.Plan to order another one. Ron R.

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    FAQ

    QUESTION: What diameter tape works with the Tapener?
    ANSWER: The Tapener uses 1/2" diameter tape, such as the 401GP or 402GP.
    QUESTION: What is the difference between the HTB2 and the HTB?
    ANSWER: The HTB is the same as the HTB2 but the tape drum is smaller and is green. It only holds shorter length tapes; 120' or shorter, 1/2" diameter of course. The HTB2 has the orange drum and can hold tapes up to 300' long. Otherwise they are so identical they both use the same parts.

Ties plants with a simple squeeze so that one person can do work of three!

The original Max Tapener is a proven time-saver for nurserymen, tree growers, vineyards or orchards. Just squeeze the handle to stretch tape between the jaws and it's ready to wrap around a stem. A second squeeze staples and cuts off the tape. It's that easy. Tie ribbon, staples and spare blades not included. Sold separately.