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    Hello all,
    I use wood glue on all my projects. I was wondering if any of you use a hot glue gun and if so, does the glue hold? Thanks.
    Mark
    Proud new owner of an EX-21

    WWW.MGMWOODWORKS.COM


  • #2
    I use hot glue occasionally, but not for any joints that need to be tight, clean or strong.

    I use it mostly for holding my stacks together for stack cutting. Other than that, maybe to hold some fabric on a craft project or something, but there are too many good alternatives for glueing wood that I only use it when I want something to come back apart.
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    • #3
      I've never had an success at using hot glue for joining wood. It just doesn't hold. Wood glue is much better and will hold strong and tight.
      Keith

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      • #4
        I haven't found anything it's good for yet except one thing. Peeling a few bucks out of my pocket and occupying storage space
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        • #5
          Wood glue is far superior for joining 2 pieces of wood.
          Bob making sawdust in SW Louisiana
          with a EX-21

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          • #6
            Wood glue is best. I have found that hot glue will let go when the temps get warm.
            Janette
            www.square-designs.com

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            • #7
              Hot glue will also let go when it gets cold.
              I do use it for holding my stacks of wood together for stack cutting or inlay work.
              T
              Theresa

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              • #8
                Thanks everyone. The main reason I asked this question is because sometimes, I do not like the wait time for the wood glue to dry. Mark
                Proud new owner of an EX-21

                WWW.MGMWOODWORKS.COM

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                • #9
                  There are times that I use a combination of wood glue and superglue. Spread the wood glue as you normally would then add some drops od superglue. You have to work fast because the superglue sets up faster when you add moisture.
                  T
                  Theresa

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                  • #10
                    I also do what Theresa does plus I put an accelerator on one piece. The super glue acts like a clamp until the regular glue cures.
                    Rolf
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                    • #11
                      Like many items in our shops there are craft grade and industrial grade. Industrial grade hot glues are design to hold a lot better and numerous material. They also require special equipment and are not available at you local hardware or craft store. Stick (no pun intended) with wood glue.
                      Scott
                      Creator of fine designer sawdust.

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