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At Kreg, we often get the question “Should I use glue, or not?” While there are a hundred different ways to answer that question depending on the application, the material type, how quickly you’d like to complete the project… it all boils down to one answer.
Kreg Joints™ are incredibly strong without glue, but if you want the ultimate strength … then glue it!
The next question is, “What kind of glue should I use?” Depending on the application, you may need a glue that dries within seconds, the next time, you may need 10 minutes to get the parts assembled. There are even some joints you may want to take apart later.

No one glue does it all so knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each type will help you choose the right glue for you. So, to make it as easy and straight forward as possible we’ve created “The Ultimate Glue Guide” which you can print off, cut-out, and keep in your shop so you have the information on hand for your next project! Who knows, maybe you’ll find one type of glue you like enough to STICK with it for the long haul.

Glue Applications Water Resist Open Time Clamp Time Notes
Regular Yellow Indoor projects Poor 5 Min. 30 Min. Widely available, inexpensive, strong bond.
Type II Yellow Indoor or outdoor
projects
Excellent - Waterproof 5 Min. 1 Hr. Same as above, plus water resistant.
Type III
Yellow
Waterproof joints Excellent - Waterproof 10 Min. 30 Min. to 1 Hr. Useful for outdoor applications in cooler temps, water clean up, solvent free.
White Indoor projects where longer open time is desired Poor 8 Min. 1 Hr. Bond is not as strong
as yellow glue.
Liquid Hide Indoor projects where longer open time is desired, joints that may need to be disassembled Poor 10 Min. 12 Hr. Joint can be disassembled with steam/heat.
Hot Hide Indoor projects, restoration of furniture originally assembled with hide glue, joints that may need to be disassembled Poor < 1 Min. 2 Hr. Sold as granules that must be dissolved in water and heated. Joint can be disassembled with steam/heat.
Polyurethane Indoor projects, outdoor projects Excellent 20 Min. 4 Hr. Needs moisture to cure. Foams as it cures.
Epoxy Bonding dissimilar materials (i.e. metal or glass to wood), bonding oily woods, and for waterproof bonds Excellent - Waterproof 5 Min. to 90 Min. depending on formula Varies with open time Two-part system that must be mixed before use.
Contact Cement Plastic laminates and veneers to substrates Fair 10 Min. to 60 Min. Apply pressure with roller Solvent-based open time shorter than water-based open time.
Spray Adhesive Paper patterns and fabrics to workpieces Poor 30 Sec. to 1 Min. None May need to mask off surrounding areas to avoid overspray.
Super Glue Repairing small cracks, chips, securing inlays Very Good 15 Sec. to 5 Min. None Accelerator available to speed cure times.
Hot Melt Glue Temporary bonds that need easy removal Fair 5 Sec. None Glue sticks must be heated in glue gun.

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At Kreg, we often get the question “Should I use glue, or not?” While there are a hundred different ways to answer that question depending on the application, the material type, how quickly you’d like to complete the project… it all boils down to one answer.
Kreg Joints™ are incredibly strong without glue, but if you want the ultimate strength … then glue it!
The next question is, “What kind of glue should I use?” Depending on the application, you may need a glue that dries within seconds, the next time, you may need 10 minutes to get the parts assembled. There are even some joints you may want to take apart later.

No one glue does it all so knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each type will help you choose the right glue for you. So, to make it as easy and straight forward as possible we’ve created “The Ultimate Glue Guide” which you can print off, cut-out, and keep in your shop so you have the information on hand for your next project! Who knows, maybe you’ll find one type of glue you like enough to STICK with it for the long haul.
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Glue Applications Water Resist Open Time Clamp Time Notes
Regular Yellow Indoor projects Poor 5 Min. 30 Min. Widely available, inexpensive, strong bond.
Type II Yellow Indoor or outdoor
projects
Excellent - Waterproof 5 Min. 1 Hr. Same as above, plus water resistant.
Type III
Yellow
Waterproof joints Excellent - Waterproof 10 Min. 30 Min. to 1 Hr. Useful for outdoor applications in cooler temps, water clean up, solvent free.
White Indoor projects where longer open time is desired Poor 8 Min. 1 Hr. Bond is not as strong
as yellow glue.
Liquid Hide Indoor projects where longer open time is desired, joints that may need to be disassembled Poor 10 Min. 12 Hr. Joint can be disassembled with steam/heat.
Hot Hide Indoor projects, restoration of furniture originally assembled with hide glue, joints that may need to be disassembled Poor < 1 Min. 2 Hr. Sold as granules that must be dissolved in water and heated. Joint can be disassembled with steam/heat.
Polyurethane Indoor projects, outdoor projects Excellent 20 Min. 4 Hr. Needs moisture to cure. Foams as it cures.
Epoxy Bonding dissimilar materials (i.e. metal or glass to wood), bonding oily woods, and for waterproof bonds Excellent - Waterproof 5 Min. to 90 Min. depending on formula Varies with open time Two-part system that must be mixed before use.
Contact Cement Plastic laminates and veneers to substrates Fair 10 Min. to 60 Min. Apply pressure with roller Solvent-based open time shorter than water-based open time.
Spray Adhesive Paper patterns and fabrics to workpieces Poor 30 Sec. to 1 Min. None May need to mask off surrounding areas to avoid overspray.
Super Glue Repairing small cracks, chips, securing inlays Very Good 15 Sec. to 5 Min. None Accelerator available to speed cure times.
Hot Melt Glue Temporary bonds that need easy removal Fair 5 Sec. None Glue sticks must be heated in glue gun.

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From Kreg and Woodsmith Magazine
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