Titebond Hide Glue, no more expiration date?

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Forum topic by ppg677 posted 02-10-2017 04:32 AM 1226 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-10-2017 04:32 AM

The one on the left has an expiration date. It is 2 years expired though I was still using it because it was still liquid and still working. But I read expired stuff loses strength.

So I ordered another bottle on the right which has no expiration date. What gives?

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#1 posted 02-10-2017 05:07 AM

I never gave the Titebond version any credibility. Patrick Edwards’ Old Brown Glue is the standard. I make my own using the same techniques he does (I buy my dry glue from him), but if you want something ready to use in a bottle, his is the way to go.

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#2 posted 02-10-2017 12:22 PM

It may just be a missed date, but you can call Franklin and ask. If you think it’s fresh stock, write the date of purchase on it and don’t worry (for 12 months or so). The other bottle should probably be pitched or used on some unimportant stuff, like gluing paper together.

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