The very best super glue you will ever use.

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Review by Woodknack posted 09-07-2013 03:58 AM 38210 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
The very best super glue you will ever use. The very best super glue you will ever use. No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

I have used a lot of CA glue brands over the years, all the name brands, some generics, and some speciality brands that were popular among model builders but Loctite Professional is the creme de la creme of super glues. Apparently they set a world record for super glues by holding up a billion pounds or something with a few drops but my needs are more modest.
Here’s what you want to know:

1. $6 /bottle (20g)
2. It will actually stick things together nearly instantly, so tightly you can’t pull them apart. I know every CA glue is supposed to do this but most of them don’t.
3. The nozzle doesn’t plug up. I accidentally left the cap off for almost 24 hours and the nozzle didn’t plug nor did the glue harden.
4. The cap doesn’t get glued to the nozzle. Even if you tip it upside down or it accidentally gets left on it’s side.

Note: Loctite makes more than one kind of super glue. My daughter bought a different kind, Loctite Ultra or something like that. It’s good but not as good. The Professional is what you want.

-- Rick M,

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#1 posted 09-07-2013 06:05 AM

Thanks, Rick, will give it a try!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 09-07-2013 12:46 PM

If I can find it I’ll try it thanks

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#3 posted 09-07-2013 02:06 PM

Use it all the time. Just like the review says… great stuff!

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 02:47 PM

Rick: I strongly agree with you about the Loctite product line.
The Ultra Gel is thicker and remains raised (rather than level out) so that I can lay in a pewter insert “into” it and have the gel surround portions of the pewter casting for a positive grip.

The cost seems high but when compared to the peace of mind in knowing that my product arrives at the customer intact after going thru the shipping and handling process, it is worth the price. Customer satisfaction is worth more than trying to save a few pennies.

It also works great in the shop for making quick alterations to jigs and for everyday fixes around the house.

-- John, Illinois,

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#5 posted 09-07-2013 03:10 PM

Oakhill John let’s not forget that when you nick yourself with your plane or chisel it stops the bleeding very quickly. Don’t ask how I know.

-- I've never been disappointed buying quality but I have been disappointed buying good enough.

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#6 posted 09-07-2013 03:22 PM

thanks rick

i have used various types to
and have tubes (hard as a rock)
in drawers waiting for later
most are only good got one time (if that)

will get this next time
would be nice to have some that really works

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 09-07-2013 04:02 PM

I used this stuff and some string to eliminate arbor shaft ply on my cabinet saw. I pulled the arbor out to open the gap and tightly wound fine string in the gap then put a few drops of loctite on the string,. It soaked it up like a sponge and when hardened totally eliminated the play. This stuff is right up there with duct tape and WD 40.

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#8 posted 09-07-2013 06:11 PM

Rick, if you say it’s the best, then I believe you. The fact that it doesn’t dry up once you use it, is worth the money itself. Thanks for the tip.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#9 posted 09-07-2013 07:44 PM

Thanks, I should have added that I’ve been using it for a couple months which for me is a record for the cap not gluing itself on or the applicator gluing itself shut. And it has been setting on a shelf in my shop where the daytime temps probably approach 100d some days.

-- Rick M,

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#10 posted 09-08-2013 01:22 AM

Thanks Rick, I have waited HOURS for the Titebond Instant to dry/cure! Have you used a thicker formula that will fill a tiny gap?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 09-08-2013 02:50 AM

I have used quite a few gap filling super glues but not Loctite brand.

Years ago I used to build realistic scale models (like I’ve put 30-40 hours into an airplane cockpit) and I wish I’d had this back then.

-- Rick M,

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#12 posted 09-08-2013 04:07 PM

The loctite line is pretty good but I still think that hobby class cyanoacrylate glues (super glues) are better because you can buy them in many different formulias, sizes, and even one toughened by rubber, which makes it less brittle.

If you have a hobby shop near by check out the selection.

Black Rubber toughened CA Glue

Clear Rubber toughened

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#13 posted 09-08-2013 04:40 PM

Pat, I’ve used Insta- brand although not the rubber toughened. It was my go-to brand back in the model days. Insta- is very good brand but had the same problems as every other brand with the cap sticking, the nozzle clogging, and not really being instant. Loctite Professional is superior in every way as a general adhesive.

-- Rick M,

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#14 posted 09-09-2013 03:07 PM

I have to disagree here. I use CA a lot. I’ve used this, but IMO it doesn’t compare to Stick Fast or my personal favorite 2P10. I actually like the slowish cure. I use CA quite a bit – especially in turning. When gluing up segments I like a slower set. I also keep accelerator on hand if I want an instant set.

I’ve found that with wood, an instant set isn’t very strong. I don’t think it penetrates quick enough. For plastics or other non-porous materials, it may be advantageous.


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#15 posted 09-09-2013 03:36 PM

There are definitely going to be applications where a slower set is preferable. Most people use yellow glue for segments but I guess the advantage of ca glue would be no clamping time.

-- Rick M,

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