Adhesives

AdhesivesAdhesives are used for everything from a cut on your finger to holding the Space Shuttle together.  We live in a world where adhesives are king.  Without it, our world would fall apart.  

An adhesive is very important in creating a strong bond.  Using the right or wrong adhesive can make the difference in the final phase of your project.

Tools in Action Guide to Adhesives

White Glue
Used on wood, paper or cloth. Good for interior only. Strong bond. Bad resistance to water and heat

Yellow Glue
Used on wood, paper or cloth. Interior only. Dries faster than white glue and has a stronger bond. Semi resistance to water and heat.

Liquid Hide Glue
Good for wood furniture. Interior use only. Sets very slow. Very strong bond and resistant to water and wood finishes

Polyurethane Glue
Good for wood, metal, and ceramics. Very strong bond and sets very rapidly. Resistant to water

Construction Adhesive
Good for framing lumber, flooring, paneling and masonry. Sets in about 24 hours and has a good bond.

Contact Cement
Good for laminates, veneer, cloth, paper, and leather. Sets instantly and dries in about an hour. Bond is very good, but not for structural.

Hot Glue
Good for wood, plastics, and glass. Sets within 60 seconds. Bond is ok, but not strong. Resistance to moisture.

Two-Part Epoxy
Good for wood, metal, masonry, glass, and fiberglass. It is the strongest bond of any adhesive. Resistance to heat and moisture. Set time depends on brand and composition.

Instant Glue
Good for smooth surfaces such as glass, ceramics, and plastic. Great strength, but doesn't flex. Dries in about a second or two. Resistance to water and heat.