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Best Glues

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Glues

Best Glues

We tested 23 glues to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Glue based on the following criteria:

  • Size (oz.)
  • Wood
  • Metal
  • Gap filling
  • Water resistance: wood
  • Plastic
  • Drying time
  • Water resistance: glass

Below lists the Glues that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Glue is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Glues

Best Glue for Size (oz.)

Size represents the most common size sold for that glue.


This Glue which tested best for Size (oz.) has the following features: .

Best Glue for Wood

Wood represents the measured force needed to separate glued wood.


This Glue which tested best for Wood has the following features: .

Best Glue for Metal

Metal represents the measured force required to separate glued metal.


This Glue which tested best for Metal has the following features: .

Best Glue for Gap filling

Gap filling represents the ability to fill gaps when dowels were glued in slightly oversized holes.


This Glue which tested best for Gap filling has the following features: .

Best Glue for Water resistance: wood

Water resistance indicates the ability to hold a bond through 10 hot-water dishwasher cycles.


This Glue which tested best for Water resistance: wood has the following features: .

Best Glue for Plastic

Plastic reflects the measured force needed to pull apart glued plastic.


This Glue which tested best for Plastic has the following features: .

Best Glue for Drying time

Drying time is the manufacturer's stated time.


This Glue which tested best for Drying time has the following features: .

Best Glue for Water resistance: glass

Water resistance indicates the ability to hold a bond through 10 hot-water dishwasher cycles.


This Glue which tested best for Water resistance: glass has the following features: .