|Review by pashley||posted 10-19-2013 01:21 PM||5417 views||2 times favorited||17 comments|
I’m a bit of a glue geek; for me, one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to glue. My usual go-to glue is Titebond Original. It’s strong, cheap, and just works great.
But a few weeks ago, I heard about Titebond Molding and Trim Glue, and thought I could put it to use in the right application.
The primary advantage of Titebond Molding and Trim Glue is that it doesn’t run. You have to make sure you put enough glue on a joint, but with ordinary yellow glue, that often means squeeze out, which usually means runs. Runs, of course, means you have to clean it up, and even if you catch it quick, there is a risk of messing up your finish. If you can avoid runs, you should. With Titebond Molding and Trim Glue, you don’t get a run. You can of course, get squeeze out, but it essentially oozes out of the joint, and forms a bead, or string, of glue. A few minutes later, you can take a tool like a chisel, and just cut it right off in a clump – no mess. Of course, if you are, for example, hanging a piece of molding under a top, the glue isn’t going to drip off.
Tack, or instant grabbing power. Sometimes you need glue to be a third hand, or to grab where a clamp just won’t work; with this glue, you just apply a moderate amount, move the two mating pieces against each other, and the glue, for lack of a better word, gels up, grabbing the piece so you can, perhaps brad it in place, or get a clamp applied. I’ve even used it in some small veneer applications. The firm grab and quick set up time don’t give the veneer time to curl or bubble up, as it unevenly draws in water from the glue. A small amount of pressure on the piece is all that is required.
For these reasons, Titebond Molding and Trim Glue is now required in my shop.
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