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    Anyone knows if there is a difference in 5 min epoxy glue and regular one, exept for the curing time?

    Is regular stonger thann the 5 min. Am I always better to user regular one if time is not an issue?

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    If time is not an issue I recommend Gorilla Glue. I use it on just about everything made from wood that requires assembly such as jewelry boxes and clocks. It needs to be clamped tightly and used sparingly because it will foam out of the joint on to the surface. Put the glue on one surface and dampen the mating surface with water then clamp it up. The water acts as a catalyst for the glue. It is in fact as good as the ads say it is!!
    If it don't fit, don't force it....get a bigger hammer!!

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      "Anyone knows if there is a difference in 5 min epoxy glue and regular one, exept for the curing time?
      Is regular stonger thann the 5 min. Am I always better to user regular one if time is not an issue?"

      Yes, the longer curing epoxies are stronger. There are many different kinds of epoxies also, each for a different purpose. In general, for wood work any epoxy you chose to use is going to be stronger than the wood. One of the features of epoxy is that it is a good gap filler. If the pieces don't fit precisely the epoxy will fill the excess gap and still give a strong joint. One other thing is epoxy isn't picky about clamping pressure. In fact conditions being right, you don't have to clamp it at all.

      Now, all that being said, every adhesive/glue has it's pros and cons. Some are better at one thing others at another.

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      • #4
        Thanks!

        Actually, the purpose was to glue hex bolt into a wood knob I made. I used regular epoxy but as I understand in your suggestions, 5 min epoxy would have done the job too.
        Regards...
        Last edited by boogatoo; 09-18-2005, 06:12 AM.

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