In todays world, even the least expensive components have become worth saving. Smart Splice has been helping our customers feed from pocket one on ANY size carrier tape (and any tape feeder), whether you have leader tape on your reel or not. Through our extensive array of suppliers, we have been supplying cover tape extenders and carrier tape extenders for years now. If you are a contract manufacturer and need to reuse tape feeders for different jobs, these two options save time in being able to just cut the tape off flush with the first component. When you are ready to load the tape on the feeder, affix a cover tape extender or cut the length of carrier tape extender you need and splice it on the end. As always, check out the Professor Splice Channel on YouTube to see how to use these (and all of our other splicing products).