Best Super Glue (October 2019) – Top 10 Picks & Reviews

Know How to Choose the Best Super Glue

It is quite inevitable that things might get broken in your shop at the comfort of your home. Sometimes we tend to be clumsy or it is just a plain accident. In order to avoid further expense, all you need to do is put the pieces back together like nothing ever happened. For you to do that, you will need the right super glue to fix the job.

Good thing you are here, as we are going to show you a quick and easy guide in finding the right super glue that will effectively stick any material that is broken. Get the fixings done in minutes. Likewise, to save you some time, we included a comparison chart and in-depth product review for the top 10 best super glue for 2019.

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Best Super Glue (October 2019) – Top 10 Picks & Reviews

KNOW WHAT TO LOOK FOR The Best Super Glue

Choosing the right super glue means understanding the essential features and factors to be highly considered. Here are the common features you need to consider upon buying the right super glue.

1. Fixing time

Time is of essence always for us. A good super glue will be able to fix the separated parts in seconds. But this fixing time will fluctuate depending on the material to be fixed and the amount of adhesive applied on the surfaces of the two parts. Likewise, the quality of the super glue is a great factor as well

2. Glue Cap or Nozzle

The moment the liquid of the super glue comes in contact with air, there is very little time for it to harden. Hence, it is most suitable to choose a pin-pointed type of cap for super glues. It allows you to dispose of small volumes on the surface of the workpiece. It is cost-efficient and easy to store. Others have the brush type which is still good because its liquid has a long time until it hardens after having contact with air.

3. Material Application

In order to have better savings, it is wise to choose a super glue which can be used on a variety of materials such as wood, hard plastic, glass, ceramics, and more.

4. Viscosity

The viscosity or thickness of the super glue can be thick, medium or ultra-thin. A thick super glue takes longer time to dry, thus, more time to evenly spread the liquid over the surface. Likewise, they are most suitable when you are gluing in an upright position.

On the other hand, a medium glue dries faster than a thick one. It comes in plastic tubes and you still have some time to spread the liquid over the surface. Lastly, the ultra-thin glue dries the fastest among the three types. Two setbacks about this include easily spread out on the surface and lesser time to modify the application of glue.

Top 10 Best Super Glue reviews 2019

1. Gorilla Super Glue Gel, Clear

FEATURES
  • Setting time: 10-45 sec
  • Materials: plastic, metal, fabric, stone, ceramic, rubber, paper
  • Viscosity: Thick 
  • Weight: 20 g

pros

cons

• 10 to 45 seconds of drying time

• Extra care when using it

• Thick viscosity

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• Easy to apply

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• No run control

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• Very versatile

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Best for Overall 

In terms of overall features and performance, the Gorilla Super Glue Gel outstands them all. This is a thick super glue which dries quickly in 10 to 45 seconds. It does not run when applied in an upright orientation. Moreover, you can use it on a variety of materials such as metal, fabric, plastic, stone, rubber and paper.

Note: Be careful, you don’t apply a drop on your finger.

2. Super Glue 15187 Gel, Clear

FEATURES
  • Setting time: 10-15 seconds
  • Materials: non-porous materials such as rubber and metal
  • Viscosity: Thick 
  • Weight: 24 g

pros

cons

• You have more tubes to use

• The packaging style

• Easy to use and quick dry

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• Applicable to metal and rubber

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Best for Tight Joints

This Super Glue kit contains 12 tubes with 2 g weight for each tube. A very good choice if you want to buy in bulk to save time from going to the store. The best thing about this Super Glue is that it works best on sticking tight joints of non-porous materials such as rubber and metal. Moreover, it dries quickly in 10 to 15 seconds.

Sometimes the packaging seems to be annoying in taking out the tubes inside.

3. J-B Weld 8265S Original Cold Weld Steel Reinforced Epoxy

FEATURES
  • Setting time: 4 to 6 hours, curing for 16 to 24 hours
  • Materials: wood, plastic, metal, tile, PVC, ceramic, fiberglass
  • Viscosity: Thick 
  • Weight: 2 oz

pros

cons

• Effective and strong bonding in various materials particularly metal

• Long setting and curing time

• Heat, acid, water, and petroleum resistant bond

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• Easy to use

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Best for Cold Welding

If you are no longer healthy to do torch welding and afraid of doing it. The J-B Weld Reinforced Epoxy is a great alternative for this. Its bond is as strong as torch welding where its strength is 3,960 PSI. This super glue dries around 4 to 6 hours, so you will have enough time to modify its application on the workpiece. After, you need to cure it around 16 to 24 hours. Once cured, this bond is heat resistant (550°F), acid and water resistant.

4. Loctite Ultra Gel Control Super Glue

FEATURES
  • Setting time: 10 to 20 sec
  • Materials: various household materials
  • Viscosity: Thick 
  • Weight: 4 g

pros

cons

• Quick drying and easy to use

• A small amount, buy a larger volume

• Best for vertical applications

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• Ergonomic squeeze handle

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Best for Vertical Applications

For an all-around household fixing, the Loctite Ultra Gel Control is the fastest and strongest solution. It is inevitable that you will have some upright fixings in your home. This improved super glue has an excellent vertical application because of its enhanced formula which gives more resistance to external conditions giving you more time to modify the application. Likewise, its patented squeeze design allows you to control the amount applied on the surface. Moreover, Loctite dries very quickly in around 10 to 20 seconds.

5. Starbond EM-02 Super Glue

FEATURES
  • Setting time: seconds
  • Materials: wood, metal, rubber, plastics, ceramics
  • Viscosity: 2-3 cPs, thin
  • Weight: 2 oz

pros

cons

• Quick absorption in the pores of the material

• Thin viscosity – not suitable for upright applications

• Easy to use and quick dry

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• Long shelf life when properly stored

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Best for Quick Absorption

When it comes to quick absorption in the finest micro-pores of the workpiece, the Starbond EM-02 is the best choice. Its new chemical formula was built to easily pass through the finest pores of the material. This super glue is best for woodturning finish, making pens, and bonding narrow slots. If properly stored, it can last up to 20 months.

Note: This super glue liquid has a thin viscosity, thus, not that suitable for upright applications.

6. Scotch Super Glue Liquid

FEATURES
  • Setting time: ----
  • Materials: glass, ceramics, wood, and metal
  • Viscosity: Thick 
  • Weight: 0.07 oz per tube

pros

cons

• Budget-friendly pack

• Volume is not suitable for medium to heavy tasks

• Easy to use

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• Fast drying action

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Best for Budget

If you just want to go on a budget-friendly but quality super glue, then 3M's Scotch Super Glue Liquid is the right one for you. In a single pack, you have four 0.07oz tubes which are great for single use. No problem with run on because this liquid glue has a thick viscosity. It gives you much time to spread it evenly on the surface and has quick-drying action in seconds. This is great for small repairs and crafts.

However, not suitable for medium to huge task because of its small volume capacity.

7. Bob Smith Industries BSI-157H Maxi-Cure

FEATURES
  • Setting time: ----
  • Materials: plastics, ceramics, metal, glass, rubber
  • Viscosity: Thick 
  • Weight: 3 oz in total 

pros

cons

• Best adhesive properties particularly for plastics

• Slightly hassle having the INSTA-SET to hasten the curing process

• Straightforward to use

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• Excellent INSTA-SET catalyst

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Best for Plastics

Bob Smith Industries has been in the adhesive business for a long time. This new super glue liquid is best for sticking plastics but compatible with other materials. This adhesive is suitable for materials such as rubber, metal, fiberglass, ceramics, and wood.

If you want to have a fast drying time, it has an INSTA-SET which accelerates the curing time of the super glue. If you are working on difficult material, you can apply one side with the super glue and the other side with the INSTA-SET. This is a good super glue to add in your toolset.

Sometimes it is slightly hassle to mix the INSTA-SET compared to other super glues which do not need an accelerator

8. Glue Masters - Super Glue

FEATURES
  • Setting time: up to 50 sec
  • Materials: glass, metal, wood, rubber, ceramics, plastics
  • Viscosity: thicker
  • Weight: 56 g

pros

cons

• More control in spreading the liquid

• Slightly longer time to cure – around 50 seconds

• Industrial bonding strength

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• Easy to use

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Best for No Run Control

When it comes to no run control and thicker viscosity, the Glue Master Super Glue has the greatest advantage. Like other super glues, this one has the industrial bonding strength you will need for any repair and fixing. It dries quickly, but not as quick as the others – dries up to 50 seconds. The thicker viscosity of the liquid ensures you much control in the application process. Moreover, this has a wide material application which includes rubber, wood, plastic, glass, metal, and others.

If you don't like a viscous super glue because of the hassle of spreading it out on the surface, then you might have slight inconvenience with this one.

9. Krazy Glue – Super Glue

FEATURES
  • Setting time: ----
  • Materials: plastic, vinyl, wood, metal, ceramic
  • Viscosity: Thin 
  • Weight: 0.5g per tube, 2g total

pros

cons

• Very portable and easy to use

• Thinner liquid

• Fine tip nozzle

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• Budget-friendly

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Best for Home & Office

The Krazy Glue is a great super glue for single use in your home and office work. This super glue pack contains 4 tubes containing 0.5 gram per tube, a total of 2 grams. It has a wide range of applications such as wood, vinyl, plastics, ceramics, rubber and more.

This super glue has a thin liquid but no worry with the mess because it has a fine tip nozzle and a safe packaging case where all four tubes fit in. It is very easy to apply and dries very quickly as it comes in contact with the surface and air. A small amount of this glue will give sufficient industrial strength.

In addition, the viscosity of the liquid is thin.

10. Pro Taper Grip Super Glue

FEATURES
  • Setting time: 10-25 sec
  • Materials: plastics, ceramics, wood, rubber, and others
  • Viscosity: Thin
  • Weight: 1 oz

pros

cons

• Fine tip nozzle

• Not enough time to modify the liquid application on the surface of the workpiece

• Grip handle

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• Fast curing time

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• Industrial bond strength

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Best for Fine Nozzle

The Pro Taper Grip Super Glue is best for its fine tip nozzle and grip. Like other super glues, it also provides an industrial grade strength and versatility in material applications. The fine tip nozzle of this super glue adds more work ease by allowing you to add in small amounts. This allows you to maximize the amount of liquid in every application. Moreover, it dries really quick in around 10 to 25 seconds.

Else, the really quick curing time somehow does not allow you to modify the application of the liquid.

Kevin Smith
 

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