"Excellent product, has a slight foaming/expanding property which can ensure a tight fit, but don't rely on it, the foam is never as strong as the wood. In normal workshop settings where the joint is a good fit it works really well. It is also a useful problem solver. Note the Safety Data Sheet does not describe what most people would know as superglue. It doesn't bond instantly and it would take 20 minutes to stick your fingers together! Having said that it is a devil to get residue off your fingers. Gloves are recommended."
"I have purchased this glue several times primarily for Wood to Wood applications.
I have however used it to help seat metal pins into stone columns used for Oak Frame columns to very good effect.
A little costly - shame that Screfix do not also supply it in the larger bottle as they did oriiginally as the lid had a better spout on it than the smaller bottle they sell today - nevertheless, this product is great for fast and strong bonding."
"I have just repaired the neck of a double bass which was completely snapped off. To be honest I was not convinced that, considering the amount of pressure the joint is under, this glue would hold, but it did the job perfectly and it fact improved the playing action of an otherwise horrible bass"
"Really good glue. Used it to glue my washstand together. Best worktop I have ever made. Just need to dampen the wood with water first( I used a damp sponge) then apply the glue. The glue foams up and dry within a couple of hours. Excess is easily trimmed off using a pen knife. It sands well and it will fill minor imperfections on the joint. Very strong glue joint as I tested it and the wood broke before the glue failed. It is water proof and ideal for outside work. Good stuff."
"I echo earlier reviews regarding the essential nature of clamping and expansion/foaming.
Used it for the first time to stick loose wooden chair legs back onto seat - brilliant, and very very strong.
The non clamped excess foam is quite easy to remove so don't worry about the apparent mess. Don't try and remove excess before foam has appeared/set - it stains black (hands especially)
Have also used the glue to hold Fischer UX plugs into very crumbly masonry - you need a thin bead of hot melt glue at the front of the plug to seal the plug into the wall (after working the Gorilla glue into the dampened plug slots and coating the rear expansion with a good layer).
Use a long screw just into the plug as a holder and to insert into hole (7mm diameter instead of the usual 6mm) - make sure all loose dust is out first (see Fischer resin fix air pump - use drinking straw into tube for the 7mm hole)
The hot melt glue sets in 2 minutes and stops the foam coming out the front of the hole.
Fiddly yes, and would be expensive/time consuming for hundreds of fixings - but the three fold expansion of the Gorilla glue into e.g. Celcon blocks or masonry gives you a very very firm plug indeed for those problem jobs. Left to set overnight but blurb says 80% strength in 1-2 hours so maybe that enough for most jobs."
"Best Wood Glue I have found, I have used this glue on many occasions to repair damaged frames ect. and I find it gives a as good as new finish after cleaning. Follow the instructions and you can not go wrong.....I have never had a repair fail...."
"Used this glue on a variety of projects - even to bond two pieces of granite! It is true that you need to use sparingly and for best results clamp the pieces until the excess (if any) has dried. I usually leave parts clamped overnight especially if neither piece is absorbent such as metal.
When used on timber make sure the joint is correctly positioned because once this stuff sets it is virtually impossible to dismantle without damaging the wood."
"Used the Gorilla glue to re-attach the felt soles of my wading boots (for fishing). Used as directed and it worked as stated on the packaging. Have worn the boots numerous times since the repair, walking along tracks, scrambling over rocks and immersed in river water for up to to 4 hrs at a time - soles still firmly attached. I strongly recommend this glue, especially if there is a void in the items to be glued as it expands as it cures."
"This is really fantastic stuff - sticks anything to anything. My only gripe (and to be fair it does warn you on the product) is to watch out for it expanding as it drys - you only need to put a minimal amount on as this stuff goes nuts!
I used it to secure some limestone together and it worked very well - just watch for the overspill out the sides!"
"I've found the best way to extend the shelf life of this glue is to store the bottle upside down. This way the glue furthest away from the cap is the only part of the glue in contact with the air. Best to leave a slight vacuum in the bottle ie replace cap straight after using a small amount."
"As per the previous review, effective clamping is essential to ensure the expansion on curing gets into all the micro crevices.
Value for money is marked down somewhat as it does slowly solidify in the bottle, albeit over quite a few months. I would prefer a smaller amount at lower cost as you don't need much for most gluing jobs."