I'm pretty sure gorilla was included in the first article.
The change did seem rather abrupt though. Wonder if Franklin's lawyers
called, or more likely, their marketing department called and threatened
to pull advertising... Most of the facts that changed their mind were from
different studies. They decided to ignore the results of their own testing.
Exactamundo !!! The tests are from the Industry Standard tests. Guess who
defines the standards? Not woodworkers. It is Meaningless babblecock.
The ANSI/HPVA Type I or Type II testing is done by the HPVA (Hardwood
Plywood Veneer Associaition) and if you go to their website (hpva.org) any
type of information requires purchase. This is not consumer friendly, yet
Titebond uses it to market it as the "Best Glue Ever". So, take it for what
its worth. I know there are people who swear by Titebond and I have TBII
which is good. But is it that good?
The other thing I notice that since the original testing there has not been
a TB add in the Wood Magazine. We'll know when the next issue comes out and
the TBIII "Best Glue Ever" marketing spew is back.
What is funny about the water proof test is that the only time you see the
words "Water Proof" is in the name of the test. When you read the details
of the "Water Proof" test, the words "Water Resistance" are used.
I decided against getting Wood magazine, and I'm sorta glad after this
thread. Personally, I prefer Woodsmith, precisely because it has no
ads- therefore no ad departments to put pressure on their content!
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