Best Super Glues

Review & Comparison, Last Update April 1, 2019
Super glue gel (or just super glue for short) is a substance that makes it possible to bond identical, similar, or completely different materials together in the shortest span of time. In this review, you'll find some of the most effective and efficient glues on the market today. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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Works best on
Assembly time
Extras
Color when dry
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PROS

The glue takes less than 15 seconds to set. It connects practically instantly, forming a particularly strong bond in tight joints between different clean breaks or smooth surfaces. Neither the temperature nor moisture affect the adhesive properties of this substance.

CONS

The packaging isn't that easy to open. 

OUR VERDICT

You can't really go wrong with Super Glue 15187. The time it takes to form an adhesive bond, the quality of that bond, the convenience and practicality of the pack, this is probably the best super glue in this review.

detailed parameters
Type

Super Glue 

Works best on

Ceramic, china, fingernails, jewelry, metal, most plastics, pottery, rubber

Assembly time

15 seconds

Extras

Protective caps, Precision tips, Reusable storage case

Color when dry

Clear

Volume

12 tubes x 0.07 oz

PROS

Using unique rubber particles, the people behind this adhesive increase its impact resistance and overall strength. The particles do a bang-up job absorbing drops and impacts without affecting the strength of the bond. The gel formula doesn't run, so it's great for vertical surfaces.

CONS

You'll have to shake the bottle every time before use. 

OUR VERDICT

With Gorilla behind the product, you know what you're getting is a quality adhesive. But quality is a broad term. Here, that "quality" means strength and durability of the formula first and foremost. It also implies a glue that is as effective as it is efficient.

detailed parameters
Type

Super Glue

Works best on

Plastic, wood, metal, ceramic, rubber, leather, paper, and more

Assembly time

10-45 seconds

Extras

Anti-clog cap with a metal pin inside

Color when dry

Clear

Volume

0.71 oz, 2-pack available

PROS

Boasting 700 cps (centipoise, a measurement of viscosity), this super glue can be trusted with anything, from completing delicate models to keeping wood bricks together. It will even be able to bond fabric to glass.

CONS

The protective cap is relatively difficult to put on. 

OUR VERDICT

This super glue from Glue Masters is a good product, one we could recommend to a wide range of customers, from hobbyists and DIYers to aspiring handymen and homeowners in general. The price is right and it will definitely prove a useful thing around the house.

detailed parameters
Type

Super Glue  

Works best on

Wood, metal, glass, leather, plastic, and more

Assembly time

60 seconds

Extras

Protective cap

Color when dry

Clear

Volume

2 oz, other volumes are available

PROS

Its oil-like viscosity lets the glue penetrate narrower slots, bond closely-fitted parts, and fill the smallest gaps. It is perfect for treating cracked stones. The glue makes it possible to bond loosely fitted balsa joints. You can use it to give that high-gloss polish to stones and petrified wood.

CONS

The substance is really fluid and liquidy, so you might want to be careful with that. 

OUR VERDICT

Starbond EM-150 is a high-performance industrial-grade adhesive. Despite the relatively modest price, this is a great super glue. Its range of applications is practically limitless. Plus, it comes with 4 micro-tips that provide an excellent extension for tiny cracks.

detailed parameters
Type

Super Glue  

Works best on

Wood, metal, rubber, leather, ceramics, gemstones, rocks and minerals, carbon fiber, fiberglass, PVC and most plastics

Assembly time

10-20 seconds

Extras

Clog-free stopper, 4 micro-tips for precision

Color when dry

Clear

Volume

1 oz, other volumes are available

PROS

A few drops of this solution should be enough to dissolve any super glue in a span of time between 30 seconds and 2 minutes, depending on the surface. Aside from plastic, the formula treats every glued surface with care. The precision tip will help you squeeze out the right portion.  

CONS

Can ruin plastic parts. 

OUR VERDICT

Bob Smith Industries BSI-161H UN-CURE isn't a super glue product, it is a glue debonder. Just like everyone should always have a bottle of glue at home, everyone should also have a bottle of glue debonder to make sure that you're able to instantly correct your gluing mistakes.

detailed parameters
Type

Super Glue Debonder

Works best on

Cyanoacrylates, Super Glues

Assembly time

30-120 seconds

Extras

Protective cap, precision tip

Color when dry

Clear

Volume

1 oz, different packs are available

Super Glue 15187

A Nice Little 12-Pack

Super Glue 15187 puts the "super" in the "super glue". You'd think that this is a product that banks on quality and not quantity but that's not the case at all. The assembly time of this glue is excellent. It takes less than 15 seconds to set. The adhesive bonds practically instantly, forming a particularly strong bond in tight joints between different clean breaks or smooth surfaces.

Though it is relatively versatile, this glue is more suitable for non-porous surfaces like ceramic, porcelain (often referred to as china), fingernails, metal, most plastics jewelry, pottery, and rubber. Neither the temperature nor the humidity affect the adhesive properties of this substance.

Frankly, we can't think of a single issue we have with the glue itself. We do have one issue with the overall product, albeit a minor one. The reusable storage container is handy and all but it can be a little difficult to open.

But, again, the "handy" part is more prevalent than the minor inconvenience that stems from its difficulty. After all, having twelve 0.07-ounce tubes and a nice little storage case for them is better than having one relatively large bottle, at least in our book.

In conclusion, what we have here is probably the best super glue on this list and one of the better options around. The time it takes to form an adhesive bond, the quality of that bond, the convenience and practicality of the pack, we like pretty much everything about this product.

Review of Super Glue 15187 Super Glu

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Gorilla Super Glue Gel

Drop It as Much as You Like

Gorilla is a company that makes excellent glues and this product is no exception. Its easy-to-use, thick, and controlled formula is superb for different surfaces and multiple vertical applications.

One of the best things about this substance is just how impact tough it is. Using unique rubber particles, the people behind this adhesive increase its impact resistance and overall strength. The particles do a bang-up job absorbing drops and impacts without affecting the strength of the bond. By the way, the fact that the gel formula doesn't run is exactly what makes it so great for vertical surfaces.

The glue sets really fast, drying in 10 to 45 seconds, depending on the surface. It does not require camping, which is nice too.

An anti-clog cap with a little metal pin inside creates an airtight seal, keeping the glue from drying out between uses. You'll just have to shake the bottle before every use, a minor inconvenience but something we thought worth mentioning nonetheless.

As far as surfaces are concerned, this glue doesn't discriminate. It works equally well with plastic, wood, rubber, leather, ceramic, paper, metal, and so on and so forth.

Again, with Gorilla behind the product, you know what you're getting is a quality adhesive. But quality is a broad term. Here, that "quality" means strength and durability of the formula first and foremost. That said, it also implies a glue that is as effective as it is efficient.

Review of Gorilla Super Glue Gel 20 Gram Bottle

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Glue Masters Thick Instant Glue

Glue to Rule Them All

For the most part, this bottle of glue from Glue Masters is everything people have come to expect out of traditional super glue, the good and the bad. The good parts are the versatility and strength. With this glue, you'll be able to bond practically everything. Wood, metal, china (porcelain), glass, plastic, leather, there's very little this glue can't do. From building models to fixing your shoes' soles, there isn't a non-porous surface that it can't handle. It will even bond fabric to glass, though we wouldn't recommend doing it.

Boasting 700 cps (centipoise, a measurement of viscosity), this super glue can be trusted with anything, from completing delicate models to keeping wood bricks together. The bottle is mostly standard, packing 2 ounces of volume (though the price is quite nice) and increasing the shelf life of the adhesive with a protective cap.

Now, as we said earlier, the product isn't without its flaws either. The protective cap can be a little difficult to put on but we don't really care about that. We do care, however, about the fact that it takes this glue a minute to cure, not bad compared to glues in general but unimpressive compared to pretty much every other entry on this list.

Nevertheless, this bottle of super glue from Glue Masters is still a great product, one we could recommend to a wide range of customers, from hobbyists and DIYers to aspiring handymen and homeowners in general. The price is right and it will definitely prove a useful thing around the house.

Review of Glue Masters Thick Instant Glue Super Glue

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STARBOND EM-150 Medium

Glues Anything with Everything

The only reason Starbond EM-150 doesn't stand at the top of our list is that its formula is really fluid and liquidy, so you have to be extra careful with it. Other than that, this is one of the strongest glues on the market today and one of the most multipurpose glues.

Starting with the former, the substance is compatible with wood and metal, gemstones and rocks, minerals and carbon fibers, rubber and leather, ceramics, fiberglass, PVC, and the majority of plastics.

Its oil-like viscosity doesn't make it the most convenient glue out there but it does add tons of versatility points. It is able to penetrate narrower slots, bond closely-fitted parts, and fill the smallest gaps. It will allow you to bond metal to wood and plastic to metal, not to mention just how good it is for woodworking in general, including basswood and spruce.

This super glue can be used in lots of different lapidary applications. It is perfect for treating cracked stones. The glue makes it possible to bond loosely fitted balsa joints. You can use it to give that high-gloss polish to stones and petrified wood. It is great for taxidermy in general and, last but not least, the glue lets you treating soft porous stones, creating a tough and non-porous exterior.

To sum it up, Starbond EM-150 is a high-performance industrial-grade adhesive. Despite the relatively modest price, this is a great super glue. Its range of applications is practically limitless, making it the best super glue for hobbyists. Plus, it comes with 4 micro-tips that provide an excellent extension for tiny cracks.

Review of STARBOND EM-150 Medium Cyanoacrylate Adhesive Super Glue

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Bob Smith Industries BSI-161H

Corrects Your Mistakes

Bob Smith Industries BSI-161H UN-CURE isn't a glue. In fact, it is a complete opposite of glue - a glue debonder. Nevertheless, we thought it wouldn't hurt to add the product to this review because, just like glue, it's something that you should really have at hand every time you handle glue.

Sooner or later, you will incorrectly bond parts or get your fingers stuck together. When that happens, a few drops of this solution should work like gangbusters, dissolving the super glue (mostly cyanoacrylates, the primary ingredient in these glues) in a matter of a minute or two.

Generally speaking, it treats the glued surfaces with care, the only difference being plastic. Because cured cyanoacrylate is essentially acrylic plastic, the substance might soften and even straight-up ruin plastic parts, so we would suggest proceeding with extra caution when treating plastic.

It shouldn't prove too much of a challenge though since the bottle comes equipped with a nice little precision tip, so you should be able to squeeze out the right portion. Just as it is with glues, the bottle also includes a protective cap that keeps the solution in it from drying out.

To rephrase our earlier point, Bob Smith Industries BSI-161H UN-CURE isn't a super glue product, it is a glue debonder. Just like everyone should always have a bottle of glue at home, everyone should also have a bottle of glue debonder to make sure that you're able to instantly correct your gluing mistakes.

Review of Bob Smith Industries BSI-161H UN-CURE Super Glue Debonder

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What Is Super Glue?

Super glue doesn't require any introduction, does it? Glue is glue, an adhesive substance that bonds two different pieces of practically any composition together.

With cyanoacrylate as the main ingredient, super glue sets and bonds faster than regular glue. Though it isn't like that "super" title refers solely to the adhesion speed. It is just about strength as it is about the aforementioned speed. One square-inch bond of this glue is capable of holding more than a ton (over 2000 pounds).

While mostly used to repair trivial articles and objects of little value, a glue like that has a surprisingly wide range of applications. For example, you can use it to close wounds.

But even if you do not care for any of these applications, everyone should have a bottle of glue in their tool box, garage cabinet, or anywhere else around the house.

With that in mind, you can refer to our reviews of 5 super glue products. Though mostly similar, there's a little bit of a variation between them, like the cure time and the extra accessories, so make sure to read the reviews and figure out the right pick for you.

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Publish Date: 2019-02-19 14:46:20