hey, i'm interested to hear what kinds of glue you guys use in the shop for
wood. any pros or cons? i've used titebond II and gorilla for outside
stuff. seem to work well for me but does anyone have any others that are
durable and reliable? thanks
I use Elmer's Carpenter's Glue and Elmer's waterproof Carpenter's
glue. I read an article that tested the various yellow glues and
they are all about the same. What is so important is the preparation
before the glue-up and allowing plenty of time for the glue to cure.
Also, don't buy any more than you can use in a year.
Lots. I don't get hung up on just one kind.
Titebond for stuff where I want a quick tack, cheap PVA for biscuit
jointing where I'm going to cramp it up.
Hide glue (the real stuff) if I'm assembling the whole of a good
piece, and it's worth putting the pot on.
Poly (Balcotan) seems to go off in the bottle more than I ever use it.
I only use that for softwood construction joinery anyway.
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Took a chance on some woodworking glue from Loctite. Saw it at Wal-Mart, of
all places. So far - it's fine. Adds credence to the notion that most yellow
glues are pretty much the same. I also have a bottle of Titebond Extend.
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