Save time, save glue, and save having to wash glued up hands with this Pack of Disposable Glue Brushes! The 1/2" wide x 7/8" long horsehair bristle lets you apply just the right amount of glue and spread it evenly over your target. Doing so results in a cleaner joint with less glue getting squeezed out when you enter your clamping phase. Also ideal for small stain or paint jobs. 5-1/4" long metal handle makes it easy to direct glue, paint, or stain right where you want it to go.
Keeps glue on your project, not on your hands or clothing
Let's you apply just the right amount of glue resulting in less "squeeze out" during the clamping process
I needed to repair several kitchen cabinets where the veneer had come loose and needed to be re-glued. These brushes were perfect for the job and eliminated the need to use my fingers and create a messy problem.
I am in the process of building 32 cupboard doors. In assembling the rail & stiles, these brushes make it so much easier to use the right amount of glue and spreading it evenly. Much less "sqweeze-out" than just pouring it on.I am not a professional woodworker, just a man who has been around awhile who loves to work with wood.
Not only are these brushes near-perfect for glue-ups, but from the box of 48 I've used only two. It would have been one, but I forgot to wash the first one before the glue set up. Even though they are marketed as "disposable," I'm on the 40th project with this brush, and it still looks and works just like the day UPS delivered it.
These little brushes changed my whole method of gluing things. Instead of spreading things around with the spout on the glue bottle and my gloved fingers, I now can spread a thin, even coating which wastes less glue in squeezeouts, and makes for less and much easier sanding when the project is set. They are disposable because they are so inexpensive, speaking of which I'd avoided them before because they were not so inexpensive at home centers in my area.I did read here that they can be washed up, and I'll try that soon!
I use these acid (glue) brushes regularly when gluing projects. Usually buy when on sale. They are of good quality and are not necessarily a "throw-away", although they can be: they do clean up well for reuse.
These brushes are great for working with glue. They can be cleaned and reused, but I've noticed that they start to lose bristles afterwards. Since they're supposed to be "disposable", I don't consider that a fault. They're also great for cleaning sawdust out of those tight spots and hard to reach areas of projects and equipment, which might be a better use for the "retreads".
In addition to a disposable glue brush - works fine - I use it to clear chips from chip or relief carving, clean those hard to get to places on the band saw dust off the decoy I am learning to carve. Always have some with my carving tools.
These brushes are very handy - in fact, a necessity - if you are gluing up dovetails, small mortises, etc. Like any brush, you should feather the bristles and give them a little tug before using to remove any loose bristles from the manufacturing process. It is also possible to have a bristle come loose if your glue is developing "tack" and you drag the brush through the tacky glue - it will pull and dislodge bristles. Work fast and watch your "open" time with the glue. It might also help to thin your glue, say 5%, before starting.
I depend upon and use these brushes extensively. However, I find that the 1/2 inch brush is too big for most of my work and would appreciate a 1/4 inch product. I, like other of your respondents, find them pricey. They also easily lose their bristles which are difficult to remove from the glued surface without marring the glue on a portion of the finished product.