View Full Version : wood glues

02-20-2009, 02:42 PM
Hey I was wondering if any of you boxbuilders out there have tried some new glues that just out. Gorilla glue came out with a wood glue and titebond made a superglue called titebond instant bond. I guess the instant bond is specially meant for MDF/porous woods

02-20-2009, 02:44 PM
just use the cheapest wood glue at walmart, still holds like a mofo

SSS 18734
02-20-2009, 02:45 PM
I just use glue sticks. Work fine for me. :fyi:

02-20-2009, 02:47 PM
instant bond is good i used it when i tried to build a box lol

02-20-2009, 02:47 PM
fo srs?

02-20-2009, 02:51 PM
I'm not sure i seen any of these at lowes/homedepot

02-20-2009, 02:55 PM
PVA is stil the best!TBII FTMFW yo.

02-20-2009, 03:14 PM
gorilla wood glue is PVA

02-20-2009, 03:15 PM
i use tb3 so when i kerf my ports the glue still holds :fyi:

02-20-2009, 09:04 PM
titebond 3,its the best...

02-25-2009, 08:38 PM
titebond 3,its the best...

This one.

02-25-2009, 08:43 PM
titebond 2 or 3 are the best IMO

02-25-2009, 08:44 PM
Alright stop spamming my thread about titebond 2 & 3 the question was how people liked titebond instand bond and gorilla wood glue

02-25-2009, 08:50 PM
why would you get those if they aren't as good as the previous listed products?

Im sure the titebond insta whatever is good and compared to the Gorilla glue junk Im sure it beats it hands down.

02-25-2009, 08:52 PM
And to answer your question more thoroughly, I've used the instant bond titebond and I prefer tb3 over it. Also I've used the Gorilla glue and it *****

02-26-2009, 11:19 AM
Which instant bond did you use thin, medium, thick, gel? Did you use activator? Why do you prefer tb3?

The reason i started this thread is I don't use screws/brads/staples in my boxes and titebond 2 seems to take about 1-1 1/2 hours to fully dry i'm just looking for an faster alternative without sacrificing too much reliability

02-26-2009, 05:25 PM
I believe it was the medium, I didn't use no activator either. I prefer tb3 over it because I liked the first initial tack hold. I'd rather let something cure its fullest in a couple hours than speeding up the process of curing and not having tight joints on the box...

I dont use brad nails either.. If Im in a hurry I clamp it, screw it together and move on to the next piece.

02-26-2009, 06:55 PM
super glue will not hold a box together. that is a CRAZY idea. 1.625 wood screws and titebond 3 is the ONLY way to make a strong box...

02-26-2009, 06:56 PM
super glue will not hold a box together. that is a CRAZY idea. 1.625 wood screws and titebond 3 is the ONLY way to make a strong box...

This is not true. Haha, not true AT ALL..

There are so many other ways to make boxes :laugh:.

Fiberglass, 1.125" screws, 1.25" screws, 1.5" screws, Titebond II, Elmers Wood Glue, Titebond I, etc. etc...

Just because you use 1.625 wood screws and titebond 3 doesn't mean it's the only way to make a box :crazy:

02-26-2009, 07:00 PM
Also just glue and clamps... Works good for me

02-26-2009, 11:35 PM
Gorilla white wood glue.

02-26-2009, 11:40 PM
DAP carpenter's wood glue FTW

02-27-2009, 07:01 AM
well i have only built a few hundred enclosures and alot of them used for comp and never had one come apart or break.

you can build what ever way ya want i just have many yrs experience and was tring to share real world results. oh well...

03-02-2009, 11:02 PM

03-02-2009, 11:07 PM
Wood glue and a bunch of clamps ( I usually use titebondII, Elmers works also and is cheaper). No need to use wood screws as the bond will be stronger than the wood.

I Like Waffle
03-03-2009, 12:51 AM
I use Titebond 2 premium and like it better than the instabond, i tried the instabond and gorilla glue and gorilla glue is good for going around the inside of the box for that extra seal just incase. Doesnt seem to shrink like titebond does. I also use a 1.75 inch screw every foot or so just incase. To those who say not to use screws because the wood glue is a tighter bond than the wood itself, why would you not want to add screws just to help support that bond incase of something drastic happening?

03-03-2009, 08:32 AM
I mainly do not use any wood screws because it's easier to do a nice finish on the box without the screws, (router edges, sand, paint, ect) Have never had one come apart or joints loosing. If go to tear one down with a rubber mallet the wood always cracks and the glued joint stays together. Just my experience.

03-03-2009, 10:07 AM
super glue will not hold a box together. that is a CRAZY idea. 1.625 wood screws and titebond 3 is the ONLY way to make a strong box...

I dont necessarily agree with this statement.