Customer Reviews for Max Tapener Hand Tying Machine
I have 600 seedlings and wanted a quick and easy way to tie these when I stake them. I first bought a cheap imitation from another site but I lasted less than a week. The Max Tapener has held up great.
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.
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.
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.
used with tomatoes and pole beans
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]
Perfect for Christmas Trees
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.
A must for black berries with thorns
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.
Max Tapener Hand Tying Machine
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.
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.
Quick and simple to use
Works great,saves time,simple,low cost!
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!
Productivity R Us
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.
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.
Impress your friends with your Tapener tying speed!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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