Wood Magazine Updates Glue Test Results

I got the latest issue of Wood Magazine in the mail yesterday. I notice they have an update on the "controversial" glue testing they did a few issues ago. It seems they basically reversed their opinion on some aspects of Titebond III and now it gets their "Editors Choice" rating as the best glue.
Maybe it was just my imagination, but the tone of the article almost seemed as if they had been chastened by a parent. I wonder how much pressure they received from Titebond's company, since they are an advertiser. Did anybody else get a weird vibe on the article?
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Are you suprisedby the retraction? Did you notice that there was no "Best Glue Ever" advert in the October issue?
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Which still doesn't answer the question. If you were buying a gallon of Titebond for outdoor use today would you opt for Type II or Type III?
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I'd go with III. I have a glue brush that dried up with TB# on it. Put the brush in water and three weeks later is was still solid. Not scientific, but it is more exposure than a rain storm.
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What month are you talking about?

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On Fri, 1 Oct 2004 11:50:44 -0400, Mark Blum

Yeah - me!
It was *odd*. It struck me as a complete back-down, a complete capitulation. Not even the editorial-nads to stand by their testing. I read it as they defer to the other labs work and then call it "Top Choice".
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wrote:

..or maybe they had the stones to admit an error publicly.
Bob
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Then I'd wonder why they name TB III as "Top Dog" with their Numero Uno logo. If their testing methodology is flawed - then redo all of the samples against a new methodology. Or stick by your tests - if their sound, if all samples were treated identically, why capitulate?
Not to prolong this - but I didn't get that vibe at all. Obviously it's subjective - others may laud their approach.
And, in any case, I've been using TB III on my projects... ;->
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I agree about retesting--this procedure leaves a bad taste in the minds of the readers, such as they are. I don't know that WOOD capitulated to advertiser pressure, but they could certainly clear the air. "Innocent until proven guilty," and all that stuff.
Bob
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I still think Gorilla glue should have been in the comparison tests.

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On 1 Oct 2004 16:57:18 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Never Enough Money) wrote:

Is Gorilla glue $28 a gallon?
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On Sat, 02 Oct 2004 00:21:59 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@theshop.org wrote:

Yeahbut - it's just bananas to most of us...
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