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05-19-2016 04:35 PM

Is tite bond II stronger than tite bond III for indoor use?

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#1 posted 05-19-2016 04:56 PM

Don’t know if it is any stronger per se….Titebond III’s biggest difference is it’s slightly longer open time


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#2 posted 05-19-2016 05:28 PM

TBIII is marginally stronger, but much more expensive. Here is a comparison chart of various glues from Fine Woodworking…

The glues tested:

The results:

Notice that normal PVA glue is rated as the best value and it’s strength is not that much less than TBIII (and probably about the same or better than TBI and TBII). It’s one advantage (TBIII) is water resistance. Here is the difference in strengths between the Titebonds:

The above was taken from:
How Strong Is Your Glue?
Differences Between Titebond Glues


PS: It should be noted that while not mentioned, epoxy is waterproof as well, and probably more so than TBIII.

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#3 posted 05-19-2016 06:06 PM

I like the way TBII works and finishes better than TBIII. I usually have a mortise and tenon joint (pegged) that would hold together without glue, so absolute strength is less important to me than the realities of using the product.

TBIII can leave a dark glueline. This is okay for dark wood projects such as walnut, however for oak and other light colored hardwoods I select TBII.

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#4 posted 05-19-2016 11:04 PM

I use Elmer’s white glue and it is stronger than the wood. Why would you want anything stronger?

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#5 posted 05-20-2016 12:36 AM

For me TBIII all the way, I like everything about it,the color when it dries, the strength, long open time, one gallon lasts me a year or two,why mess with other stuff when there’s no need. right?

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#6 posted 05-20-2016 12:57 AM

It doesn’t matter


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