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Old 05-09-2009, 09:28 PM
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Hey guys, I just read this thread... start to finish, first thought... Holy Crap!!! that was a lot of testing. Amazing! I have to admit until I read this post, I too was advised to use Devcon 2 ton. Since this info is a little dated, I'm curious as to which "glue" are the current best bet? Has there been any developments or improvements reciently? I would be gratefull for any direction or advice from anyone willing.


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Old 05-09-2009, 09:42 PM
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The latest is still the old tried and true. Will take some major amounts of engineering to over throw the kings of epoxy.

Oh and from all the testing JB weld is CRAP

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Old 05-10-2009, 09:11 AM
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LocTite is and always has been the ultimate adhesive. I still use 330 Depend and am fully aware of the tests.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:08 PM
weko weko is offline
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Hi guys,

this is one of the top threads I've ever read even if it has put me off using Devcon. I mostly make stick tang scandi type knives where I cannot always rely on any pins or bolts holding the tang. Therefore a very good slow curing adhesive is more than essential for me. I live in the UK and after I finished reading started to search for Acraglass and Loctite Hysol E120.
No success though. They only sell Acraglass Gel for gunstock and there's no sign of L. Hysol E120 to be sold in England.
Do you know if it is sold here or what's the trade name in Europe?
Would you suggest some equivalent for me,please.

Your help would be much appreciated.
Thanks a lot,

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Old 03-15-2015, 10:49 AM
Steve Works Steve Works is offline
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Have you tried Sika? Heard it's quite effective. Let me know.
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