Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 60
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Excellent bond strength; Longer cure time.
I use Gorilla brand epoxy for joining metal to metal, metal to wood, and metal to some plastics in projects. I sometimes use it joining wood to wood instead of gorilla glue as the epoxy does not expand like their glue. The epoxy working/set up time is about the same as other 5 minute epoxies. Once you have mixed the 2 parts together you have about 5 minutes to use what you've mixed before it loses its workability. Make sure your have your pieces cut, cleaned, arranged and are ready to assemble (and clamp if necessary) before you mix up a batch of epoxy. Also, remember that it does not take much of this product to produce an extremely strong bond.
June 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Evan How to join steel to wood? Epoxy.
I wasn't sure how the whole project was going to go -- steel hairpin legs onto an old library card catalog. There wasn't enough wood to drill holes.
So, I used some Gorilla Glue Epoxy and some shorter-than-I-would-have-otherwise-used wood screws to act as clamps. The cabinet is heavy and the hairpin legs aren't self-supporting.
Worked perfectly. There was a little time to wiggle things into perfect position, and honestly I mixed the epoxy on the steel surface rather than in the plastic tray. It was fine.
February 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by hillgang Love the separated tube container.
This is the best epoxy I've tried. The syringe type dispenser works great and makes mixing the two ingredients simple. What I like most is the fact that you can close it up and use it at a later time. Just be sure to follow the directions on closing it and the ingredients stay separated. All the others I have tried are good for one application and throw it away. I've used it on two different applications of materials that were difficult to get a secure bond and this epoxy was the answer.
August 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HomeAnnie Easy to use
The container makes it so easy to mix a 2-part epoxy glue. It is not fool-proof, though. I found that I must exert equal pressure to both sides of the pump to get the two parts to come out in equal quantities. And this is key to a proper epoxy mix. The first couple of times I used it, I held and pumped the glue out with one hand going across both sides. But this yielded uneven output because the pump is a shared rocker type design. So I switched to a 2-handed approach so I could easily control output of each side.
The glue comes out clear and very liquid. It is then easily mixed with the provided ice cream stick. If the glue is mixed correctly it does start to thicken and set up quite quickly- within just a few minutes. If the mix is uneven at all, then it stays liquidy much longer, so it is easy to know if you mixed it evenly. It dries clear and a little gummy on the surface. Perhaps the gumminess will subside over time, but my repairs are less than a week old right now.
I used it to fill in chips in porcelain/ceramics. I glued a heavy solid onyx eagle bookend back together at his little legs and its holding. I also filled old screw holes in a wood cabinet door and about a half hour later was able to drill new holes directly next to the filled holes and the drill did not travel into them.
It has a cap that covers both sides and seem to seal pretty well. The wood stick can be wiped off and tucked behind the plastic label/joker in the space between the two tubes.
Because of this clever container, I will use epoxy over super glue when I should now!
July 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by parttimehack Not Bad! Rock Solid
Took more than the 5 minutes to glue a wood corner strip to a stair, but the results is that the wood corner strip is on solid - for me, the benefit is epoxy gluing the piece without nails for this specific application. I was a little worried after the first five minute, but waited the day and now it is set.
May 24, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ArizonaHawg Great epoxy!
The Gorilla Glue epoxy does not foam, providing an easy to work experience. It worked great on a pair of broken sunglasses. Now anyone who has tried to glue these modern plastics knows that most glues just do not work. Gorilla Glue Epoxy worked fine, though! You can see the break in the photos below. The only inconvenience was holding the rounded frame for the 5-minute set time.
I am looking forward to using it to "fill" splits and cracks in some mesquite wood for a frame project.
August 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MJP Garbage
This adhesive, as well as this entire brand is just a bunch of hype to justify a higher price than products such as JB weld that actually work a lot better. Don't waste your money.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fxp1 Convenient Epoxy Glue Applicator
These new epoxy glue applicators sure beat the old way of mixing two tubes together. This applicator comes with a cap so you can use just what is needed recap it and good for the next time. I tried Gorilla Epoxy on a marble doorway saddle. I didn't expect it to hold the heavy marble, but wanted something to keep the moisture out and be a strong bond. I mixed the two parts which were squeezed out of the applicator in equal parts by the plunger into a plastic cup and mixed them together with a wooden stick. The glue sets up fast and thickens so don't over mix or you can't spread it. I leveled the inset mortar then covered both parts of the broken marble with epoxy and set the stone into the mortar. I had to let the mortar set for a couple of days, but couldn't be happier with the epoxy seal. I sanded the crack lightly to smooth out epoxy high spots and its looks good, a nice clean repair. I always go for epoxy when there is a difficult gluing job to be done. Gorilla epoxy is an excellent choice.
December 24, 2013