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    I use Probond wood glue for my projects. It's not because it's better than titebond or whatever, but for me it's all about the bottle. The probond is a round bottle, like a can of beer of course, so I'm familiar with that. It has a triangular spout and a big cap that goes over it. The spout tapers to a nice small easy to control hole. Other glue bottles seem to be designed where you have to pull the end to open the spout which is way too wide to use, and then you push it down closed and it gets all gummed up and dried out. The probond also has a nice large far as the part that screws off for refilling the bottle, where as most others have a small lid that's hard to pour into. Matter of fact, my probond is actually titebond II extend at the moment I do believe, because my wife bought me some of that in a stocking. Anyhow...

    Remember when you were a kid in the garage with a big pair of plier or vicegrips and a bottle of glue between your legs prying on cap with all your might??? Now that's what I'm talkin about! The secret is to remove the lid of your glue bottle before you first use it and coat the threads with johnsons paste wax. Now no glue can get into the threads and dry up on you, preventing further refills.
    Jeff Powell

  • #2
    Good tip!

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    • #3
      Those are good tips. I wonder, will the paste wax trick work with PVC pipe cement? As hard as I try, I always seem to get some cement on the threads and then when I want the use the can again after a couple of weeks the lid is almost impossible to get off.

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      • #4
        Good tip Jeff.

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        • #5
          This is the best tip about tips I've seen in a long time! LOL I picked up a 60 cc syringe and the largest needle you can buy and use it frequently too. Guaranteed no air in the glue and it seals up nice with standard cover on the syringe. Picked up that technique from a gentleman who does a lot of furniture repair and wants to inject the glue into cracks without having to dismantle. Never thought of waxing the bottle ... I'll certainly do it now!
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          • #6
            One other user friendly gluebottle for scrollsaw work is an elmers glue pen. its regular yella wood glue in it, and a nice tiny spout to apply the glue with. When it gets almost empty, I remove the other application tip on the opposite end, and refil with TitebondII .The wax is a great idea I never thought of either.I will do that. Dale
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            • #7
              A few other things that can be used..

              Vaseiline, has been used for years for that same purpose, 2 other options that you could use to prevent the tops from adhering to the jars or plastics, is a piece of wax paper or a piece of plastic that you cut a little larger then the opening, and then lay it across the top of the opening and then tighten up the lid.


              • #8
                I use these for those really tight spots. Very inexpensive and work like a charm.
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