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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-13-2005, 11:01 AM Thread Starter
 
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Okay, now that I've decided to get the plate jointer, it got me to thinking about another question.

What kind of glue? I see there are 30000000 different kinds out there. The first that come to my mind are Titebond and Gorilla. With Titebond, Ive seen I, II and III. Is there a difference other than setup times?

I'm a newbie, so forgive my ignorance if this question seems silly.
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Okay, now that I've decided to get the plate jointer, it got me to thinking about another question.

What kind of glue? I see there are 30000000 different kinds out there. The first that come to my mind are Titebond and Gorilla. With Titebond, Ive seen I, II and III. Is there a difference other than setup times?

I'm a newbie, so forgive my ignorance if this question seems silly.
I believe most folks prefer the TB II. That Gorilla glue is nasty stuff if you read the label. I am sure it has special purposes, but I'm staying clear of it with wood to wood application.
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the #2 is water resistant, the polyurethane glue (gorilla, et. al.) is water proof it is also next to impossible to repair,and in my opinion should never be used on interior furniture.for everyday use most people use one of the pva glues ,white or yellow. there are many makers of glue other than titebond.

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Hi Salty:
Yes there is a difference in glues. Titebond 1 is regular wood glue, 2 is water resistant
Gorilla glue is a poly urethane glue. It drys with the presense of water. You can put it on one side of a joint, and water on the other and it will form a really good bond.
But when working with biscuits you want a glue that contains water, Like titebond 1
or Elmers professional glue. The water causes the biscuits to swell in the slot and
makes a mechanical bond it addition to the glue bond itself. If the project will be
used outside then u use Titebond 2 or the gorilla glue with the biscuits. Avoid
using a glue that sets to fast as sometimes you need the time to assemble the project.

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Warning with the polyurethane glues. Wear gloves as any that gets on your hands will turn your hands black and can not be washed off. I prefer to use Titebond III.
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Salty, There are specific reasons for the use of polyurethane glues. Brown in color wearing the name Gorilla Glue, Titebond or whatever. These glues are waterproof and the best uses are for joining wood to other materials like metal plates for magnetic catches, glass, you name it. Excess glue will foam out of the joint and when dry cleans off easily. Out of all the white and yellow glues on the market, Titebond III is by far the strongest. Titebond claims it is stronger than polyurethane glues in a wood to wood connection. It has the longest working time of the Titebond family, yet it cures the fastest. It is highly water resistant, and it is safe for food related projects like bowls or cutting boards. Another nice feature is the extended range of working temperatures, this glue can be used at 45 degrees, thats a plus for me in Michigan. Of all the white or yellow glues, this is the best choice for outdoor projects. I use both of these products on a regular basis and am very happy with the results. I would suggest you buy a small bottle of each and follow the directions for use. Let us know what you think.

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