|Review by dj1096||posted 05-12-2013 12:42 AM||4392 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Like most woodworkers I have a variety of glues for various projects. I was sent a sample bottle of through the Handyman Club. To be honest, I tried this with some trepidation but was pleased at the results. On metal to wood it held every bit as well as Gorilla Glue which I normally use. Whereas polyurethane glue expands and oozes, Elmer’s ProBond Advanced performed without the messy cleanup.
I can only testify to how it worked on the projects I did. The first project was wood to wood and I was not very impressed. I attempted to repair an old scroll saw nameplate my wife got 20+ years ago as a gift. I followed the instructions but it did not make a good bond. I had to clean the joint again and repair it with a CA glue. However the box plainly states that it only performs mildly well on wood to wood. With 20 year old, dried out pine, I cannot hold this against the product.
Next came the real test, would it hold up to it’s claim of excelling in multi-surface gluing? Again I followed the instructions, clean surface, scuffed the metal, thin even coat, hold the parts together a few seconds and then clamp for 2 hours. On the knife shown and one other, I used stabilized wood (Cottonwood Burl and Flamed Box Elder, end grain) it held great! I was able to glue, and then completely shape and sand one knife and rough in the other in one work day. I am currently working on a knife that I used this glue to bond non stabilized Elm Burl and so far so good!! That beats waiting over night like I do when I use an epoxy or the clean up that comes after using Gorilla Glue any day.
I definitely will be buying some more of this when I run out. Of course, CA, Wood and Gorilla glues will always be in my cabinet but for most of my knives I will be using Elmer’s ProBond Advanced