tite bond 2 vs 3

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Forum topic by buckbuster31 posted 03-28-2017 05:23 PM 851 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2017 05:23 PM

Are there any advantages to using 3 over 2 other than its waterproof capabilities. I will continue to use titebond 3 on cutting boards but I was wondering for general purposes? The reason im asking, at my local hardware it is half price to get the 2 over the 3

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#1 posted 03-28-2017 05:27 PM

Titebond 3 can creep. I accidentally used Titebond III on my first guitar and barely dodged a bullet because none of my joints were under stress and therefore are safe from creeping. If you are doing outdoor chairs or such than it is fine, but it is definitely an outdoor glue and I prefer titebond 1, titebond 2, and hide glue on my instruments and general woodworking.

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 05:51 PM

you like titebond 2 better than 3?

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#3 posted 03-28-2017 05:54 PM

According to this ( ) you have a little longer open time with III. Don’t know if that will play into anything for you or not.

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 06:12 PM

I like TBII best.

TBIII would be better for outdoor projects, or something that may accidentally get run through the dishwasher (like cutting boards). TBIII works at lower temperatures.

I select TBII because of the way it works, and the seamless look you get at joint lines.
I had a TBIII joint turn dark once or twice on oak. That turned me off to using it on oak. It looks good on walnut though.

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#5 posted 03-28-2017 07:12 PM

Longer open time and waterproof is the advantage of TB III over TB II.

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