Titebond Original is an Aliphatic Resin wood glue. This sets in 30 to 60 minutes and takes around 24 hours to reach full strength.
- Type – Aliphatic Resin
- Interior use only
- Initial Tack time 30 mins
- Fast set – shortens clamp time
- Bonds stronger than wood
- Excellent heat and solvent-resistance
- Excellent sandability
- Unaffected by finishes
- Versatile – bonds wood, hardboard, high pressure laminates and particleboard
- Easy clean up with water
- Conforms to ASTM D-4236
If you work with wood then this glue is a must have in the workshop.
The statement that “bonds stronger than wood” is true and I can vouch for this on a number of occasions.
It is worth following the instructions and applying pressure to the joint for 30 to 60 minutes and if you intend machining the part or a high force is to be applied then best to leave the part for 24 hours to get to maximum strength.
That said I have applied pressure and kept the part warm near to a heater and after just 1 hour the part is strong enough to be turned in a lathe.
Be careful not to release any joint too early, if it is a big area then best to leave the pressure on and walk away or do something else for a few hours to ensure that the glue is set throughout.
I wasn′t sure about the application nozzle at first, but having now used a few of these they do last to the end if you remeber to push the nozzle back down and clean the dried glue from the end on a fairly regular basis.
Price: approx £5 for 237ml
This really does do what it says on the tin. If you do any wood turning then this is brilliant as it does not go rubbery like PVA and forms a much stronger joint.
I bought mine from Alscot Timber – great showroom to drop in and see the tools before you buy and unusually have first hand experience of using most of the machines and so able to give advice.