StewMac Fish Glue

StewMac Fish Glue

StewMac Fish Glue

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StewMac Fish Glue

About This Item

Like hide glue, with additional advantages
Fish glue is a traditional woodworking glue with a strong bond that dries crystal-hard like hide glue.

High tack and long working time
Fish glue is tacky when wet, not slippery. This helps to hold parts in place while you clamp or apply rubber bands. The long 30-minute working time is convenient, too. Cure time: 12 hours.

No mixing, no heating
Fish Glue is ready to use right out of the bottle at room temperature. No mixing or heating needed.

Reactivates with water
Water reactivates dried fish glue, making the joint tacky again for reworking.

    Features:
  • High strength
  • Long working time
  • Water clean-up
  • Non-flammable, non-toxic

Storage tip
To get the most out of your glue, repairman Flip Scipio recommends keeping a main bottle stored in the fridge, and transferring to a smaller dispenser bottle as needed.

"If refrigerated, Fish Glue has a virtually indefinite shelf life. The cold prevents bacteria from forming, but also causes the glue to thicken. It needs to sit at room temperature for about an hour to return to normal viscosity."
Flip Scipio, master guitar repairman

If ever in doubt about a glue's freshness, test it on scrap to be certain that it dries hard.

8 oz. bottle


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5.0

Fish glue is excellent for violins and guitars

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Verified Buyer


I have been using StewMac fish glue for several years on my violins. It is reversible, just like granulated hide glue, high tack, and very little hydraulic slip. I have found for critical joints like where the neck meets the body, StewMac fish glue has superior hold strength.

5.0

 Fish Glue is good stuff

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Verified Buyer


Simpler and easier than hot hide glue. I repair string instruments for a foundation that provides low income students with instruments and, needless to say, I use a lot of this.

5.0

acoustic guitar bridge seperation

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Verified Buyer


I used fish glue to repair seperated bridge on my acoustic guitar, music stores were telling me it could'nt be repaired so i figured what would i lose by trying, right? well i used the glue with bridge clamps, let dry for 24 hours and now i'm enjoying my guitar again.



2.0

CAUTION!! Do not glue bridges with this!!

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Verified Buyer


I am a professional luthier from Napoli - Italy
PROs:
This glue offers a long working time and is very easy to use and clean.
CONs:
Disassebling is way more difficult than with hot hide glue or Titebond hide glue.
Not strong enough for bridges!! - I glued one uke bridge, one six string classical bridge, one ten string classical bridge: they all gave up after 3-6 weeks
It seems the problems start when the glue is completely cristallized

5.0

Great project glue

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Verified Buyer


I bought this to glue the top and back on my project acoustic. Was afraid to use hot hide glue due to short work time. This gave me time to work and adjust and clamp with time to spare. Don't skimp on it, though...

5.0

Excelente

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Verified Buyer


I have not stuck guitar bridges yet. If I can say that it is an excellent glue for the bars and spinettes of a harmonic cover of a classical or acoustic guitar. Since it crystallizes like glass and that quality is very good and favors the transmission of vibrations between these elements.

Continuous using original titebond for bridge bonding.-

Best regards.-

5.0

Gluing down a loose 1925 Silverbell Tenor Banjo #3 fretboard and lamanite

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Verified Buyer


The above fretboard and lamanite was loose from the 20th. fret to the 7th. fret. In other words, you could move the board back and forth and could raise the board about 1/4" at the 20th. fret next to the shell of the banjo. I made sure the banjo was level and proceeded to raise the fingerboard using a small pry to slide up to about the 10th. fret. I took a butter knife with a 3/8" drilled in it to frost the cake from the 7th. to the 9th. fret and put a clamp on every 3 frets and wiped off the glue with sponge and water clean up all the way to the 20th. fret. No muss and no fuss. That's the wonderful advantage of water base glue. A wonderful substitute for Hide glue. I'd use it over and over again. Wally Schmidt

5.0

Fish glue

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Verified Buyer


Great open time & lasts for years
Can also be frozen. That's why I bought 2 bottles

5.0

Great for repairs

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Verified Buyer


I've been using this glue for repairs and I really like. It's tacky so parts don't slip and the glue line hides well.

5.0

StewMac Fish Glue

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Verified Buyer


Great product,, does what it should,, easy to use ,,,

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