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J-B Weld makes for some pretty entertaining conversation. Without fail, some will insist on its inherent evil while others sing its praises. With something this elemental there’s no middle ground.

I’ve never used the stuff before, but since it falls into the epoxy/superglue category I’ll admit that I lean towards the pro-JB Weld crowd. It looks like pretty cool stuff.  I see pictures of its overuse, like with other epoxy resins, for everything but curing cancer — so I get the feeling it can’t be all bad.

How does the Toolmonger readership stand on the hotly debated J-B Weld issue? Is it goop from the heavens or just another way to do a project incorrectly? Let us know in comments.

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Ace Hardware Outlet is selling JB Weld for $3.20.  JB Weld is to epoxy as duct tape is to, um, tape — just a wonderful product with multiple uses.  I’ve used it to build up broken castings and fasten parts.

JB Weld [Ace Hardware Outlet]
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Believe it or not, J-B Weld makes quite a few different products above and beyond their classic “J-B Weld” metal-filled epoxy — like this stuff designed to re-attach rear-view mirrors.

I came across this because one of the project cars that’s been gracing (read: pissing fluid all over, getting pushed around it, and generally frustrating everyone who visits) the Toolmonger shop came to us with the rear-view mirror sitting in the passenger seat.  Seriously, this looks like just the ticket.

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You’ve heard of J-B Weld?  Who hasn’t.  It’s famous.  (Infamous?)  But have you heard of J-B Stik?  It’s a “hand-kneadable, steel-reinforced epoxy putty/adhesive/sealant” designed to help plug holes and make permanent repairs on wet or dry surfaces.  And, like most other J-B products, it can be drilled, sanded, filed, tapped, machined, and painted.

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Rob writes: “JB Weld is described as a ‘cold weld’ adhesive.  It’s a two part epoxy and it’s good for everything from engine repair to electronics.  Another plus is it can be machined once it’s cured (drilled, tapped, shaped) making it even more versatile.  I find it more useful than duct tape (blasphemous I know) and always keep some regular and qwik on hand.”

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