Updated October 16, 2019 by Rafael Perez

The 10 Best Wood Glues

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Many standard adhesives won’t provide the qualities required for bonding two pieces of wood together reliably, so if you are taking on a woodworking or carpentry project, you’ll want to check out these wood glues. They come in an array of consistencies for use on various types of lumber and in pack sizes for big and small jobs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Titebond III Ultimate

2. Titebond Original

3. Gorilla 18-Ounce

Editor's Notes

October 10, 2019:

Removed Glue Masters Pro because it is not specifically a wood glue. Added the J-B Weld 8251 because it is a great option for small repairs that are difficult to clamp and when you need the project to cure quickly.

Titebond III Ultimate remains in the first spot because, even though it has a longer curing time than many other wood glues, the end results are far superior to other options. When used in wood joinery, the joints will often be stronger than the solid wood surrounding the joint - that is, if the structure fails, it will be the surrounding solid wood and not the glued joint (if the joint was tight to begin with, which should always be the case). At second place, Titebond Original is a solid gluing choice if you're impatient and need to get the work into the finishing stage.

Working with wood produces fine particles that are hazardous if inhaled for extended periods. Always use breathing protection to avoid health problems.

4. Elmer’s E7330

5. J-B Weld 8251

6. Dap Adhesive

7. Titebond 2404

8. Aleene’s 15623

9. Surebonder WoodStik Glue Sticks.

10. Elmer’s E470

Rafael Perez
Last updated on October 16, 2019 by Rafael Perez

Rafael Perez is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Rochester. His primary focus is the metaphysics of time and the philosophy of mind, with a particular interest in artificial intelligence and antirepresentational models of the mind. He has extensive experience as a mechanic, a construction worker, and a general repairman. This has allowed him to gather a wealth of knowledge on automobile repair, auto parts, carpentry, masonry, welding, and the tools used in those trades. In his spare time, he enjoys playing guitar, woodworking, and fishing.

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