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which is the better general purpose woodglue,
EVOSTICK pva woodglue' or franklin TITEBOND original :?
 

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Technically speaking I don't know if there's much difference but having used both over the years I much prefer Titebond. It does run better and has better grab properties and the Titebond containers with the self clearing and washable nozzles are so handy.

Go for Titebond.

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They're almost exactly the same chemically, but Titebond isn't quite so diluted so it has a slightly better grab which is only really noticeable on heavier stock. I use Titebond because it's available in large sizes from Axminster (and probably others) and it works out a lot cheaper than the Evo-stick equivalent. Get the little glue bottles from Axminster - they're only a couple of quid each (including one with a dispenser for biscuits) and fill 'em up with Titebond. Works a treat!
Avoid them both if you're doing anything serious like heirloom furniture or something. The joints will never come apart if ever the piece needs repair or alteration.
 
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cheers all,
I've ordered half a litre of both anyway :D
 

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SDA

Aliphatic resin is another name for polyvinyl acetate - just more marketing hype! The only real difference is that Titebond has some yellow dye added.

Personally I use resorcinol formaldehyde or urea formaldehyde glues (Cascamite, etc) for much work - stronger bond, 100% waterproof and no possibility of creep.

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Good article here:

http://www.taunton.com/finewoodworking/pages/w00010.asp

I prefer Titebond too. I like the quicker set time and the bottles are quite nifty too.

I've used Cascamite a bit and seems good - but hassle of mixing it and its limited shelf life doesn't bode well for the weekend woodworker in my opinion. If I absolutely need a waterproof (submersed) bond I would probably use it or some polyurethane glue.

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Hi Gidon

I use PU mainly for "quick and dirty" jobs - I have one which sets in 5 minutes flat - but it doesn't really have the bond strength of UF or RF (neither do most PVAs, by the way) and it can require much cleaqn-up afterwards - so I'm careful where I use it

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Hi Scrit

What PU do you use then? The clean-up does put me off a bit.

It must go back to childhood - but I get quite excited about glue! Sad, isn't it?


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Hi Gidon

I use H.B.Fuller Icema r45/12 (catchy name, huh?) - something some of the local shop fitters put me on to. They also told me the trick of wiping a dampish cloth across both sides of the joint to get the reaction going quickly and of masking tape either side of the joint to make the clean-up easier.

Scrit
 
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