Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 32
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Handygal Gorilla Glue
Worst glue I've ever tried. It did not stick, did not dry in the 30 sec. it advertised, in fact, it didn't dry in 5 minutes. The white styrofoam-like glue just peeled off, leaving some residue to the surface. This was my second time trying this product. I sent my hubby to HD and asked him to purchase anything BUT Gorilla glue and he thought I said to get it... Waste of $ and ruined the container I was trying to save. The remainder of the glue bottle was bloated and unusable the next day.
May 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bert The glue that sets even before you use it
I have been using this glue for a couple years. The glue is good...BUT: once you open it, and no matter how careful and clean you are or how do you store it, whatever you did not use will develop a hard layer of substance making the rest unavailable. Bought two bottles at Home Depot, since I was tired of discovering that the one at home (opened) would be useless when needed, only to discover that after two months or so...BOTH BOTTLES (unused) HAD HARDENED GLUE IN THEIR APPLICATORS, rendering them...you guessed, useless.
Good glue, Worst container/dispenser/shelf life ever.
April 25, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by abcd Not the worst, not the best.
ON THE ONE HAND: gorilla glue DOES hold, once it dries (and it dries to a tacky, sticky consistency in under 30 minutes; cures in 12-24 hours);
ON THE OTHER HAND: as others have written here, it's not that easy to work with; the "expanding foam" thing is one thing to get used to; but WORST is the fact that a bottle becomes almost ("almost") USELESS, after the first use: you end up with something like a 1/4-inch layer of hardened, dried-up glue at the top of the bottle (a light creamy-beige-like color; like very hard styrofoam), with the usable liquid glue (darker brown) UNDERNEATH the dried-up layer.
Yes, yes: the bottle says to "carefully squeeze out all the air in the bottle before re-sealing" blah-blah-blah; DOESN'T MUCH MATTER. YOU STILL END UP WITH A HARDENED TOP LAYER, that you have to try to punch thru with a hole-punch, to get to the usable, liquid glue underneath. THEN, of course, the glue oozes out (see: "expanding foam-like quality") and you have to use some kind of small brush to apply it, since the nozzle-applicator is useless at this point.
BOTTOM LINE: $7.00 for basically one or two uses (unless you're going to keep punching thru the top, dried layer). Gorilla Glue could probably rectify this by selling their glue in small one-use applicator capsules or something like that - - - which is how most super-glue is sold.
May 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by bozo put it in a tube, like toothpaste. Be alot easier to use.
If gorilla glue was packaged in a sgueeze tube, we could use it all before it dries out. The bottles that are currently used do not work.
December 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Gogos Overated
I used this glue twice,didn't do the job. I put together the handle on a espresso cup (perfect touch of the piece) and it came off in the second use. Another time I used it to glue down the cover on my laptop that was started coming off and it bloke in the first time I opened up the lid. Both times I had it drying for 4-6 hours and followed the tips on the label.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by joe1 The Best consumer glue on the market.
I've been using Gorilla glue almost since it's inception.
It is a strong reliable glue that can be used in most any application. This time I used it to re-glue some old chairs that were getting a little loose and wobbly. It tightened them up just like new. It's feature of expansion makes it great for this purpose, as it fills all the cracks and crevises.
October 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BobM Tough glue, but can be messy.
This glue works really well in bonding items together -- I have tried only wood so far and it works well. The surfaces being joined need to be moistened first with water. Be careful of how much you apply -- a little goes a long way with this glue and can result in excess "foam" appearing outside of the joint. This "foam" can be scraped away relatively easily, but it ruins an otherwise clean appearing joint.
June 25, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Stephie Ape Glue
This glue is very permanent and strong. You must wet one side of the surface you're gluing. However, you also need to keep the two parts of the item you're gluing together, by clamping or holding, until it dries. When the glue dries, it's almost impossible to undo it. Because you have to keep the parts held tightly together for 12 to 24 hours, this can be difficult, depending on what you're gluing together.
April 1, 2013