The Elmer's E7310 Carpenter's Wood Glue Max, 16 Ounces is the best wood glue you can buy because for one, it is suited for both interior and exterior applications. Most wood glues are only suited for one or the other, so the fact that this does both makes it more valuable. Furthermore, this glue is waterproof. This guarantees that your bond won’t weaken in the rain, which is safer. Also, the glue itself has wood fibers in it so once your bond dries, should you choose to stain your project, you don’t have to worry about it looking strange. This is good if you’re building something for your own home that you’ll see everyday.
The Franklin International 5013 Titebond Liquid Hide Glue, 8-Ounce is another great glue to consider buying because for one, it has a somewhat long set time (the time it takes for the glue to set in place). This makes it great for anyone looking to use the glue to put together furniture, or jobs that take a long time, because it means you aren’t rushed and can move something if you make a mistake. Furthermore, this glue is great for hobbyists because it’s formulated to produce an excellent crackling effect, which gives your projects a cool weathered look. This glue is also unaffected by finishes and great for sanding, which even furthers the fact that it’s a great option for hobbyists by making it an excellent choice for all manner of crafts.
I have included the Gorilla Glue 6205001 Wood Glue Bottle, 18-Ounce on this list because for starters, it is extremely strong. I almost always have a bottle of Gorilla Glue on hand because it’s by far the strongest glue I have ever used. Secondly, this glue dries a natural color. That makes it good to use if you want glue for a project that doesn’t involve sanding or painting. Furthermore, this glue is both mildew and water resistant, which means your bond will hold strong for a long time. My final favorite part about this glue is that it’s FDA approved for indirect food contact. That means you can use it for kitchen repairs such as tabletops or cutting boards, thereby increasing the glue’s value.
The Loctite 233841 2-Gram Tube Super Glue Glass Glue is the best glass glue available because it works on all manner of glass surfaces: clear, tinted, brown, opaque, stained glass and crystal. This ensures your glue can be used for any type of glass you work on. Furthermore, this glue is dishwasher safe, which means it can be used with glass you’ll clean in the dishwasher (like glass plates). I also like the fact that this glue sets in mere seconds and dries clear. That means fixes are as quick and easy as possible. Finally, I love that the tube is self-piercing, which means you don’t need a knife or scissors to open it. This saves you time.
Gorilla Glue 50004 Adhesive, 4-Ounces is the best all purpose glue because it’s extremely strong. I personally keep Gorilla Glue around at all times because of how tremendously strong it bonds things. It’s unreal. Another great thing about this glue is that once the bond dries, it is paintable and stainable. This makes it a great glue to choose if you anticipate you’ll be working on a lot of things with great aesthetic qualities. I also love how it’s waterproof. That means that you can use it on stuff outside where exposure to elements is more common. The final thing that makes this glue great is that it doesn’t become brittle with age. That means your bond stays strong as long as possible.
The Elmer's Glue-All Multi-Purpose Glue is a great all purpose glue to buy for one, because it’s extremely safe to use. It’s non-toxic, which means you have nothing to worry about while using it, even for your kids. I also like how fast it dries. This is good because it ensures a stronger bond. Another great thing about this glue is that it’s washable. That makes cleanup easy should you have excess run off or an accidental spill. Finally, I am including this glue on this list because of the brand name. Elmer’s has always had a reputation of excellent glues, and their Glue All is no exception.
The Amazing Goop All-Purpose Household Goop, is the final all-purpose glue on this list because it will strongly bond pretty much anything, even plastic. That makes it great to consider buying because you will more than likely not be able to find something it won’t bond. Furthermore, it can be used as a sealant in addition to being an adhesive. That means you can waterproof stuff with it, fix a broken garden hose, use it with a leaky plumbing, etc. It can even be painted over once the bond is set. This makes it good for repairs on things you see everyday in your home (such as stuff in your living room) because you can paint the glue to match the color of your furniture.
The J-B Weld PlasticWeld is the top plastic glue because it bonds instantly and extremely strong. This makes your jobs quick and painless. Furthermore, it doesn't shrink or pull away as it dries. This saves you time in the long run because you don’t have to go back and reapply. I also like the fact that once your bond is hardened, the glue can be sanded, painted, stained or drilled (without cracking). This is good if you’re bonding something for your own home that you need to look as aesthetic as possible. Finally, this glue is great because it can be used indoors or out, and it’s moisture resistant. This helps to protect your bond from the elements.
The Super Glue Plastic Fusion Epoxy Adhesive #15277 is a great plastic adhesive because it has enormous holding power: 4000 pounds per square inch. This makes sure that your plastic glue’s bond will hold no matter what surfaces you want to glue together. Additionally, I like the fact that once the bond is cured, it’s an opaque yellow color. This makes it easier to identify should you wish to sand it down. Furthermore, this glue is great if you want to find a glue to work on plastic furniture with because it has a set time of between 14 and 18 minutes. If you make a mistake, you have a bit of time to fix it.
The Loctite 1363118 0.85-Ounce Plastic Syringe Epoxy Plastic Bonder is a great plastic glue to buy because it’s resistant to both water and almost all common solvents and fluids found in garages. This makes it a great glue to consider if you want it for your job or home. It’s also impact resistant, which means that once it’s dry it won’t crack if you drill it (this means your bond is very strong). Additionally, this also makes the final, hardened bond easy to sand. This glue also doesn’t shrink, which is good for reasons I mentioned above.
The Gorilla Glue 7800101 Super Glue Tubes, 2-Piece, 3 Gram is the number one, best super glue for one because Gorilla Glue is insanely strong. I touched briefly on how good Gorilla Glue is in other reviews on this site before. It’s ridiculous how well the stuff works. Moreover, the glue is toughened with rubber. This makes the bond impact resistant, which is good if you plan on using it on something that might take a beating after you repair it (i.e. a kid’s toy). Furthermore, this glue has an anti-clog tip. This is good if you plan on getting a glue that you can store briefly between uses (super glue likes to dry quickly, clogging nozzle tips). I also love that this glue is a bit thicker than average, which makes it easier to control (runny super glue is a nightmare because it’s really hard to get it to stay where your pour it before applying the bond). Finally, this is a great deal because you get two tubes, thereby increasing your value.
The Krazy Glue KG48348MR Instant Krazy Glue Mini Advanced Precision Tip 0.18-Ounce is one of the best super glues on the market, for one, because it has a precision, extended tip. This makes it a lot easier to apply the glue, which is good if you want a super glue to fix things like broken plates, where a finer and accurate glue flow is more desirable. Furthermore, this glue’s bond is shock resistant once the bond is set. Like the Gorilla Glue, this makes it great for repairs on kid’s toys because of the beating they can potentially take. Finally, I love that this glue dries clear. This makes it great for repairs on items that have more of an aesthetic value because the bond will be less visible.
The Loctite 1363589 4-Gram Bottle Super Glue Ultra Gel Control Adhesive is one of the best super glues I have ever used because for one, it has these cool little ribbed sides that give you a lot more control over how much glue comes out of the bottle when you squeeze them. This makes your application more accurate, which makes forming your bond a lot easier. Furthermore, the glue is resistant to moisture, chemicals and cold temperatures. That makes this a great super glue to use for outdoor applications, such as a broken lawn chair leg. Like several of the other glues on this list, this glue is also impact and shock resistant. This is a great feature to have for reasons I touched on above.
The J-B Weld 8265S Weld Compound - Epoxy Twin Pack is the best metal glue available because for one, it’s waterproof. In addition to that, once the bond is cured it’s petroleum, chemical and acid resistant. That makes it a great adhesive for outdoor and garage applications. Furthermore, once the glue is dry it can be drilled, tapped, machined, filed, sanded or painted. This also makes it a great adhesive to consider if you wish to work on metal that has an aesthetic value. I also love that after the glue is set, it’s non-toxic. That makes it safer to use. My final reason for listing this glue as the top is that it has a tensile strength (the stress that something can withstand while being pulled before breaking) of 3960 pounds per square inch. That’s huge and it ensures your bond will more than likely never break.
The Permatex 84209 PermaPoxy 4 Minute Multi-Metal Epoxy, Two 1 oz. Tubes is a metal glue worth buying because it sets in four minutes. I explained above with the Super Glue epoxy why quick setting metal glues are great. Additionally, this adhesive is resistant to both water and solvents, which is good because it means you can use the glue outside. This glue also has a crazy high tensile strength of 4500 PSI. I touched on above why high tensile strengths are desirable. Like some of the other glues on this list, it can also be drilled, sanded, threaded and filed once dry. As I said above, this is great if you want to do any of these things but don’t want to risk potentially destroying your hardened bond.
The Gorilla Glue 4200101 Epoxy 25 ml Syringe is the final metal glue on this list because it comes in a quick application syringe. This prevents you from having to mix the two components together yourself and save you time in the long run, which I mentioned above. The final glue bond is also impact resistant, which is good if your want to repair a metal that might get banged up (such as a bike frame). Furthermore, this glue is water and solvent resistant, which is great for various reasons I talked about above. My final favorite part about this glue is that it’s non-toxic once the glue dries. This makes it safer to use.
The Loctite 212220 Tube Stik 'n Seal Indoor Adhesive is the best non-toxic glue because for one, it’s microwave safe. That means you can use it to repair dishes that you use everyday without worry of the bond being destroyed if you wish to use a repaired dish in the microwave. The glue is also waterproof and can be used as a sealant, which makes it great for use on things outside your home where exposure to water is a lot more common. I also love that it’s no-run, which means the glue doesn’t run around as you apply it. This makes it easier to use and saves you from having to go back and apply another layer of glue to something. My final favorite thing about this glue is that it cleans up with nothing but water. That makes it a simple glue to clean up after an accidental spill (which is great if you have kids).
The Aleene's Original Tacky Glue has earned a spot on this list because for starters, it dries clear. This is great because it makes the glue great to use on things you don’t wish for the final bond to be visible in. Furthermore, this glue is flexible once dry. This is very useful because that means it can be used to help repair or bond things like fabric, which is not very rigid. Additionally, this glue cleans up easily with water. As I touched on above with the Loctite glue, this makes it a good option if you have kids, because accidental spills will clean up rather effortlessly.
The Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue is great because it also dries clear. Furthermore, it’s a no-run glue. This means that the glue stays in place as you apply it, which means you don’t have to go back and do another layer. That being said, this glue is also great because it can still be adjusted before fully setting in place. This makes it a great glue for kids because a mistake is very easily fixable before the glue dries. The final best thing about this glue is that it’s washable. This obviously means that it’s easy to clean up should an accidental spill happen, which again, makes this a great glue for the kids.