A moist sponge above the applicator rollers applies the water for activating the gummed veneer tape. The gummed veneer tape is moistened as you roll forward. Two rubber rollers press the tape on after the tape has been moistened. A spring loaded drag allows for the correct tension to be set for various veneer tape strengths. The tape is broken under the roller with a quick twist of your wrist. This tool is also used behind crossfeed splicers for quick and easy end taping, split, check and seam repair. Made in Germany.