(Trying something new – look for the spotlight on one of my favorite tools here every Tuesday in Tool Tuesday…)
So, I mentioned my love affair with my ATG. One of the issues that many people seem to have (after getting over the size of it) is how to load it. It really isn’t as hard to load as one might think. I had to reload my ATG recently and took some pictures of the process to help you along…
Okay, this is the ATG totally out of adhesive.
Opening the ATG is super easy. Just push and lift on the release latch.
Here it is open. Notice that all the used tape is on the right and there is an empty spool on the left…
The first step after opening the ATG is to remove the cover from the take-up reel. Simply follow the arrow directions on the cover. Then remove the used tape liner. (This is a bunch of fun for the kiddos to play with!)
Just set the take-up reel cover aside.
Remove the old adhesive roll core. This can be thrown away.
Yep! This is what a brand new roll of Scotch 3M ATG Gold 908 looks like. Look at all that fabulous adhesive!
Okay, just put the new roll on. You may have to wiggle this a bit, but you’ll feel it ‘lock’ into place.
Once it’s on the roll, it’s time to thread it around the rollers. Again, Scotch 3M has made it easy – there are directional arrows printed everywhere! Just follow them.
Once it’s threaded, feed the end of it through the take up reel. I feed it in and out (see picture) to insure it remains secure.
Time to replace the cover for the take-up reel. Turn this opposite the way it came off.
Close the cover and you’re done! You’ll be amazed how long one roll of ATG adhesive lasts!
Update: You can now view a flash video demonstration of How To Load An ATG.
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