Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 31
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 5.0 out of 5.0 by tvs75 Best Gooey Glue Ever
I am not a fan of super glue -- too easy to glue your fingers together. This glue however is just like it, but awesome. It comes out more like a glop than a flowing liquid. And it is super easy to use and wash off your hands should some get on them. It does take a while to dry, but the strength of the bond is superior!
October 28, 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by ebCO Amazing glue!
Very strong hold and will work on so many types of materials. It does expand a lot so take care as to where you put it. Also read directions carefully--it reacts to moisture so don't wipe the tip off with a wet rag!
October 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by snipper Good Glue
i ust this for most of my woodworking projects. It expands when reacting and drying, but can be scraped away if you over do it. Can be sanded andstained. Small bottles come in handy to keep remaining materials from crystalizing. This happens when exposed to air...including the little amount that is left in a half used container. This will also stain your skin for a short period of time, so use gloves.
August 16, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PJCC Monkey luv, stuck on you!
I don't want to reveal how many things are held together with glue in this household, except to say we do many different types of creative projects with surplus supplies or discarded materials. This glue works well on all surfaces, considering the humidity in Florida.
If you aren't going to use it all on one project, cover any opening securely and clean off the excess.
March 30, 2009