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04-19-2010 11:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question

What quick setting glue do you guys prefer for jigs and or something quick in the shop ?

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#1 posted 04-19-2010 11:52 PM

I have never used quick setting glues for anything, I do you TB II for pretty much everything. With that said, I just bought the Tite bond heat glue gun kit for 115.00 and all of the reading I have found gives it great reviews. Just a little on the expensive side for use and will likely not be the go to glue in the shop but for some specific task I think this quick setting glue would be great.

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#2 posted 04-21-2010 06:18 PM

Ditto on the TiteBond II. I’ve found if you press the pieces together for a few seconds then pull them apart for about a minute—when you press them back together you get a fairly fast tack and a reasonable set time.
If it absolutely positively has to go together immediately—I reach for my trusty brad nailer to supplement the glue.
If there is any risk of contacting a sawblade or routher bit—ignore that last comment.
Of course—there is always contact cement.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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#3 posted 04-22-2010 12:18 AM

Here in Canada we have a yellow glue called “Lapage cabinet maker’s glue.” I use this stuff for everything. Drying time is about 15-20 minutes and is extremely strong once it sets.


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#4 posted 04-22-2010 01:14 AM

Scott Phillips in The American Woodshop seems to love using CA glue w/ an accelerator spray. I think he uses this: FastCap 2P-10 SoloKIT

You just put glue on one side and spray the other, press together for 10 secs. That guy will use this stuff for furniture.

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#5 posted 04-22-2010 02:30 AM

I have and regularly use the two part 5 min epoxy….works great and will hold like iron. CA glues work fast but have a problem with sheering (a quick force applied at an angle to the joint will cause it to fail). The white glues or PVA’s can set fairly quick (TB II for example) and are great with wood to wood bonds. Polyurethane glues can be accellerated also…but you have to deal with foam out (there are some non foaming brands but somewhat expensive…I have not tested them myself).

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#6 posted 04-22-2010 03:41 AM

I use double-sided carpet tape for a lot of temporary jigs. I use the Duck brand found at Lowes in the carpet section (not found with the rest of the tapes). Holds good for sticking templates for routing, stop blocks for multiple cuts, angled vertical stop blocks for mitered spline cuts, tapered jig guides, etc. Pop the piece off with a putty knife after the cut.

If I want to make it permanent, I brad nail or screw it down without removing it.


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#7 posted 04-22-2010 03:55 AM

I use titebond Moulding woodglue. It tacks up very quickly, sometimes too quickly! Good stuff though.

-- Greg - Vancouver, BC

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#8 posted 04-22-2010 08:11 AM

Thanks for all the good info.. Just been trying to avoid brads and screws lately..Thanks again..

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#9 posted 04-22-2010 09:11 AM

I have titebond II and III and is does pretty well, and I have recently discovered the following glue which I think is fantastic: Sticky Ass Glue SAG16OZ Waterproof Stubbornly Strong Glue, 16-Ounce
Sticky Ass also makes a quick set CA glue. Their glues are reasonably priced and have a fantastic user reviews.
Amazon carries them or you can buy direct from Sticky Ass – you’ve gotta love the name!
Give it a try, it will impress you.

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#10 posted 04-22-2010 07:13 PM

Never thought of using carpet tape—good idea
I CAN vouch (from a recent carpet repair) that that is some &## sticky stuff—and isn’t particular what it sticks to.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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#11 posted 04-22-2010 09:49 PM

I use the carpet tape for a lot of turning projects…and can absolutely vouch for what Myfatherson said….LOL. I just haven’t used it for anything of a longer term nature….for that I like the stronger epoxies. I have and do use the carpet tape to attach sacrificial fences to my bandsaw and TS aluminum fences….and it works great…even seems to resist some pretty strong kickbacks..

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#12 posted 04-22-2010 09:52 PM

Hot glue is fun..

-- bill

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#13 posted 04-22-2010 10:21 PM

Titebond Instant Bond line of ethyl-cyanoacrylate-based wood adhesives, complete with an adhesive activator.

I’d like to try it.

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