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Following the manufacturer's directions is important when using wood glue. Gluing wood to wood requires properly preparation of the surfaces and clamping to keep the glued pieces together while the glue adhesive dries.

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Tim Carter demonstrates the best kinds of wood glues to use for different household remodeling jobs. Some wood glues are not designed for wet applications. Check the label before selecting the glue for your woodworking project.

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Epoxy is super glue for gluing together a variety of materials. Everything from glass to stone, Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates why epoxy glue is what you need to use to get a lasting bond.

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Wood glue comes in several varieties, and it can be tricky finding the best wood glue for your job. Types of wood glues include carpenter's glue, urethane glue and epoxy glue.

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When looking for the right glue for your job, check each label for the glue's waterproof properties and its limitations. Before applying the glue, make sure the pieces fit well - glues are not meant to act as joints. The chart and manufacturer list of urethane glues will start you on your way to a "sticky" situation.

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Glues and adhesives have two different kinds of bonding capabilities that make them ideal for different jobs. Glues stick through the evaporation of water in the glue, causing a hardened bond, or through a chemical reaction such as in an epoxy. Glues for wood, like white or yellow glues, penetrate deep into the wood to create the bond. The new urethane glues are an excellent choice for many all-purpose surfaces such as metal, plastic or glass, because of their strong properties. A specialized glue, like a construction adhesive, fills big gaps much like a sticky caulk but is lower in strength. Find the glue or adhesive that's right for your job and test before use.

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There are dozens of glues, adhesives and epoxies on the shelf today. All of these items have their purpose and it is best to check and see if the glue you need is the right one for your project. Newer urethane glues will bond many, many things together.

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Adhesive removers are very similar to paint removers. Often times, they are made by the same manufacturers. There are toxic and non-toxic glue removers. Many of these products are very job specific. Read the labels carefully.

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