Gaffer’s tape is the ideal duct tape alternative (VIDEO).

Put Down the Duct Tape. This Alternative Is Better in Every Way. (Video.)

Put Down the Duct Tape. This Alternative Is Better in Every Way. (Video.)

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Jan. 20 2016 8:02 AM

Put Down the Duct Tape

Use this instead.

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Gaffer's tape is duct tape's better, smarter older brother.

Screenshot via Slate.

Duct tape can fix anything. Right? While a tad hyperbolic, there’s some truth to that common belief about MacGyver’s favored adhesive. But what if we told you there was something even better than duct tape? Well, some dreams do come true, because in the video above, The Shortcut will introduce to you to the extremely versatile gaffer’s tape.

Also known gaff tape, gaffer’s tape is a preferred tool of veteran entertainment professionals, and it can do it all. Sure, it can be expensive, but as the video shows, it’s also superior to duct tape in nearly every way.

Jackson Veigel is a freelance video producer, shooter, and editor based in Los Angeles. You can see more of his work here.