Videos

A picture is worth a thousand words and a video is even better! Use the TapeTech video library to learn about new products or to brush up on the proper technique for using TapeTech automatic taping and finishing tools.

    • Loading the Tape into the Taper

      Loading the Tape into the Taper

      The best way to install a roll of drywall tape onto the TapeTech automatic taper is with the taper seated securely in the gooseneck. For best results, use joint tape that is 2 1/16” wide; narrower tape slides and may cause jams. The Bazooka brand of joint tape is manufactured specifically to work best in automatic tapers. Watch the video to learn more.

    • Loading Compound into the Taper

      Loading Compound into the Taper

      To fill the TapeTech automatic taper, first swing the gate valve lever down and back towards the drive wheels to the “closed” or “fill” position. Be sure to close the valve all the way or you will pump joint compound out through the head instead of into the tube. Turn the taper upside down and insert the filler tube into the gooseneck opening. Now, start pumping. Watch the video to learn more.

    • Taping Sidewall Joints

      Taping Sidewall Joints

      When taping horizontal drywall joints, start in one corner. Roll the automatic taper steadily down the centerline of the joint allowing the head of the taper to lead. Always be sure the drive wheels are turning and in solid contact with the wall. If the wheels skip, you will have gaps in the compound under the joint tape and these gaps cause blisters when the joint compound dries. Watch the video to learn more.

    • Taping Ceiling Joints

      Taping Ceiling Joints

      The procedure for taping joints on ceilings is similar to taping the joints on the walls. Use both drive wheels on the drywall joint for the first 6”. Then, engage the creaser wheel and tilt the bottom of the TapeTech automatic taper at a slight angle, leaving only one drive wheel in contact with the drywall surface. Watch the video to learn more.

    • Taping Corners and Angles

      Taping Corners and Angles

      For corners and angles, start with a longer tab of drywall joint tape. Run out a few inches along the internal corner and then engage the creaser wheel to guide the tape into the angle. Keep both drive wheels of the automatic taper in solid contact with the adjacent wall surfaces and the taper running in a straight line. Watch the video to learn more.