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Forum topic by JohneB posted 02-25-2012 08:46 PM 688 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-25-2012 08:46 PM

I currently use titebond wood glue are there others that you feel work better or as good as. Also looking for an epoxy that would be subject to weather that’s not so expensive, thanks for your help

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#1 posted 02-25-2012 09:12 PM

Different glues for different uses!

Titebond is the industry standard for woodworking. Any other yellow glue is likely to be a variation on the theme. When the difference in price is so small, I feel safer buying the name brand.

There are places where water blown polyurethane is very handy and appropriate. I don’t use it every day; Titebond I do.

Though it’s very hard to measure, I feel that you get what you pay for in epoxy. The two big players in the nautical world—West System and System 3—are probably the high mark in durability out in the elements.

In the automotive world there’s stuff too, both flexible and rigid. But I have no experience with this stuff.

I’d also add to avoid the drug store brands.



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