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Elmers glue-all is not on general sale here in the U/K. but I have been given almost two U. S. Gallons of the stuff, what is your opinion, over there, of it for general woodworking puposes.



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I use the Elmer's wood glue and find it as good as anything out there. Not sure what you have, but glue up some scrap and test it.
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Can you get Titebond over the pond? That's what I prefer. No special reason except TB has been developed as, and proven to be a great wood glue.
2 gallons? That's an awful lot of glue.

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Mike,
It is called Emer's Glue All, can't find any more than that, I currently use Titebond and have for quite a while and find it the best I have ever used.



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Derek, glue is like paint, if it's poor quality it's a big job to correct the damage done. I would take Bob's advice, lap two pieces of 2" x 1" and the next day hold one end and belt the other end on the bench, as you know, a good glue will keep the joint intact and break the wood.

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Harry,
I have already, two days ago, glued up scrap to test, and it seems adequate to me, although it is not as thick as Titebond, and I still have more than a half gallon of that, it's just that as it is an Stateside product i could get the best lowdown on it from here.



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I believe you have their general purpose WHITE PVA glue in your bottles. If so, this is the stuff I remember buying for grade-school craft projects in little bottles!

This was not developed as a wood glue per se, but as a PVA glue it should work fine for light duty stuff. No planning to glue up props for a troop of dancing elephants ready to tour the countries of the equator are you? It would likely fail under those conditions...

On the serious side, the MSDS sheet from Elmers lists nothing particularly toxic.

Here is the link to the selection chart at elmers.com

http://www.elmers.com/homerepair/ima...oductChart.pdf

The upshot is, it works fine for small wood joints or holding small trim to a larger carcass but this isn't the higher strength yellow PVA formulation.
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Rob,
Thanks for that,it is rather as I expected, I don't know what I will do with it, I still have a fair bit of Titebond here, which is my very favourite, perhaps I'll give it away.



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I've mixed that white stuff with plasters of all types. Makes it harder and less prone to flaking. Also, when mixed with concrete, it seems to inhibit cracking.

IMO, it's use with wood is best confined to popsicle sticks. It's about 1 step above school paste.

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Rob,
Thanks for that,it is rather as I expected, I don't know what I will do with it, I still have a fair bit of Titebond here, which is my very favourite, perhaps I'll give it away.
Maybe a school could use it.

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