Columbia Predator Automatic Taper

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The Columbia Predator Automatic Taper is one of the best lightweight, durable tapers on the market. Perfect over 38 years by experts in the industry, this taper is the world’s first Carbon Fiber Taper, making it dent-proof and indestructible.

This tool is designed for simultaneously applying joint compound and taping flats and angles, saving you time in the finishing process. The Predator is ergonomically light and capable of reaching those high areas, keeping you secure on the ground with less physical strain. From less drag in the corners to easy cap removal for routine cleaning, this taper will not let you down.

Stainless-steel side plates, cable drum, and creaser arms are corrosion-resistance. The Patent Pending Pump Action cutting sleeve gives you a smoother glide over Teflon bearings, superb grip and the pull ring is great for higher ceilings. The Predator maintains a stable temperature and remains warm to the touch. Every taper comes standard with an adjustable brake and quick release for tape changing. The Titanium pull rod is just another detail that adds style and edge to this innovative, unique taper. If you are serious about taping and care how a taper feels and performs – this is the one for you!

Design Features:

  • Handmade from Carbon Fiber and steel components
  • Titanium pull rod
  • Adjustable Brake
  • Quick release for tape changing
  • Reduced Drag system for corners
  • Stainless steel side plates, creaser arms and cable drum
  • Quick release cap
  • NEW Very smooth Patent Pending Pump Action cutting system with a roller chain
  • 53 inches in length

Pro Tip: When purchasing an automatic taper, we recommend investing in a Columbia Taper Maintenance Kit to have on hand should a common wear part need replacing after cleaning. In doing this, you won't experience any unnecessary downtime while waiting for parts to arrive.

Why choose Columbia Taping Tools?

From inception to final construction, Columbia Taping Tools is a dynamic manufacturer most notable for their in-house fabrication. Based predominantly in North America, Columbia Taping Tools sources solid billet aluminum and stainless-steel components for their entire collection. Their machining process yields tools that are lightweight and capable of withstanding long-term professional use. But it doesn’t stop there! Each design features interchangeable parts for easy repairs or upgrades, further extending the life of your favorite tools.

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