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Forum topic by Dallas posted 02-02-2013 12:52 AM 750 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dallas

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02-02-2013 12:52 AM

I went in to the local True Value today to pick up a lavatory faucet for our bathroom because the old one is FUBAR.

I didn’t find a faucet for less than $75 and I figure the whole house isn’t worth that much so maybe I’ll just bring some water lines up and attach a couple of outdoor spigots…. That should please the wife, LOL. (kidding hon, just kidding!)

Anyway on the way out I noticed a new display of my favorite wood glue… Gorilla White Wood Glue.

The 8 oz. bottles were $3.19 (normally $4.99) so not much of a deal. I didn’t look at the bigger bottles as I have 5 bottles here already.

Luckily, the better half DID notice the price. $4.79 for the 18 oz. bottle. She grabbed me by the shirt and dragged me back to see.
Normally the 18 oz. bottles are $11.79 to $12.99 depending on where you go.

I had to be honest and asked the manager, a friend, if that was the correct price and he checked his invoice a said it was so I bought all 4 18 oz. bottles on the shelf.
Tomorrow I’ll go back and buy all the rest that he has in the back room!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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cutworm

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 01:13 AM

Who needs a faucet when you can get glue. I tend to lose focus too. Great find on the glue.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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woodworker59

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 01:27 AM

I will be checking the local true value here tomorrow also.. thanks for the tip.. hope its Nationwide as ZZ Top would say… Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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Handtooler

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 01:37 AM

Super! Ya sure got a great find. Have ya written a compraison of Gorilla Wood Glue to Tightbond III? The original Gorilla because it expanded and oozed so badly was not a favorite for joint attachment.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Dallas

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 01:45 AM

I haven’t done a comparison with TB III. Gorilla Wood glue is more like TB II, I think. It has about a 10 minute open time and is nearly water proof as I can tell from personal experience.

I have a bunch of small number signs made from 1X6 SYP marking each of our RV spaces. Some bright camper tried to blind side back in and took out the sign , (broke it in two longwize), broke 4 cinder blocks that were holding decorative timbers and ran over the seer connection.
I fixed everything that night except the sign. I was going to make a new one with the router, but decided to be lazy and just glue the old one back together.
I used the Gorilla Wood glue and the sign has been there for 3 1/2 years, still holding together.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Dallas

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 02:55 AM

Well, this was a short lived gloat.

I just did a search on Google and it seems Gorilla has indeed dropped the price of it’s 18 oz. bottle.

Most places, including BORG was around $5.

The highest priced place, ironically, was Harbor Freight.

Oh, well, I’ll still by the rest. I use a LOT of glue!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Handtooler

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 02:59 AM

Didn’t realize Gorilla “Wood” has been out that long. Only seen it in ads for about a year and in Chattanooga area about 6 mos.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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Roger

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#7 posted 02-02-2013 02:11 PM

Did you check the date on it?? It mighta been getting to its max for sale time

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dallas

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#8 posted 02-02-2013 02:12 PM

The date is spankin’ fresh, LOL.

I wonder if Gorrila is going after Tite Bond in the market?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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Handtooler

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#9 posted 02-02-2013 02:29 PM

Dallas, I’m sure you’re right. They want a larger part of market share than “Elmer”, the also ran. And it’s also Made in the USA.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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mbs

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#10 posted 02-14-2013 04:04 AM

That’s a good price.

I bought a gallon last year because it was the same price as a few of those bottles. It’s come in real handy. Filled my friends bottles for “free”.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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