|Review by Derek Lyons||posted 04-09-2012 05:24 PM||2100 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I picked up one of these over the weekend, and am pretty much pleased with it. The current price ($3.99) is introductory, so grab ‘em while they’re cheap.Pros:
- Currently dirt cheap for what they do.
- They pretty much do what they’re advertised to do.
- While waiting for it to dry, it does drip. Easily solved with a bit of scrap or blue tape to catch the drips, but forewarned is forearmed.
- Cleanup is not quite as easy as advertised. After the glue dried on the brush, it mostly came out easily, but there was a lot of dust and nubbins that had to flicked or rinsed out. The glue formed a film on the paddle, but once I gently picked up a corner with the end of utility knife, it peeled right off.
- Because of the size and spacing of the bristles, it does not form a thin even film, but forms a pattern like the worlds smallest notched trowel. This almost certainly won’t effect bond strength, but I go back over the glue at an angle to ensure all the surface gets at least some glue.
- It’s another tool to keep cleaned and maintained. Cleaning and maintenance isn’t hard or very time consuming, but the straw that broke the camel’s back and all that.
Conclusion: They work tolerably well, but buy two or three while they’re cheap in case you lose one or start a glue up and haven’t cleaned it from the last time.
-- Derek, Bremerton WA --