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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
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5.0

Proving itself to be my "go to", when hide glue is not necessary

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As long as it is used as directed, it performs as stated, very good reversible glue.

5.0

Great results!

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Verified Buyer


I had to reglue the bridge on my Gibson. I wanted a Hyde glue joint, but I didn’t have money for a glue pot right now. I went with the fish glue, which is very similar and much easier to work with. The job came out well, easy to apply and easy cleanup. My Gibson is playing and sounding great again! Fish Glue will always be in my shop.

4.0

it glues wood to wood.

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I had to reset a neck in a Kramer Knightryder, the glue is super tacky, I'd had to create shims to fill the saw kerfs caused by removal (neck was glued in with something impervious to steam) an extra piece of shim stuck to the bottom of the tenon un noticed by me. So I learned a neck set with fish glue can be removed with steam but not easily. Good working time, but inspect parts carefully before going together with your pieces, the glue is super tacky and easily can glom onto something you didn't want. Set neck stays put using this, but I glued a graphite nut with it and that didn't hold, so 4 stars.

5.0

Love it!

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Verified Buyer


Great adhesive, same properties as regular hide glue but in a room temperature bottle.

5.0

Good stuff

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Verified Buyer


Dries solid and hard, making the joint less dampening than some adhesives

5.0

Very good glue

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Verified Buyer


I used these on violin repairs and I really like it. I keep mine in the fridge, so it gets viscous. However, to use it I put a tiny amount in a metal can and heat that up. Sometimes I add a tad of water, if I want to thin it out even more. I also sometimes use a heat lamp to warm up my work pieces, which gives me more time to work before the glue (not only fish glue, also hide glue) starts setting. I think it is a good idea to warm up work pieces with this kind of glue, because if work pieces are cod you really start feeling that the glue is becoming more thick as you are putting it on. If you don't have a heat lamp you can also use a hot flat iron for some flat surface work pieces.

In any event, I highly recommend this glue, if you don't want to go through the trouble of heating up hot hide glue. For some quick jobs, you might not want to go through all the trouble and I think this fish glue is a tad better than the cold hide glue.

5.0

Worth it

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Verified Buyer


When I started using this stuff, it was a game changer for me. It has a much longer setup time, which can be very helpful, and it's not as permanent as tite bond. This is highly recommended for nuts and anything else.

Chances are that someone will eventually replace the nut down the road, and it's not nice to make them have to route your nut out because you used tite bond or super glue to install it. Fish glue can be dissolved.

Mythic Guitar Co

5.0

Good catch

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Works great. Shipped on time and arrived on time. Moving forward with my project and everything is looking good. Thanks again Stewmac. SmokinBobLenart

5.0

Strong bond

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Verified Buyer


Just removed a fretboard I had glued with this. Easy to get off, super easy. Big concern addressed

5.0

It's worth having on your bench (but clean it up before it hardens).

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I got this because my hot hide glue skills leave a lot to be desired. The fish glue has great initial tack, dries very hard and cleans up very easily with warm water. Right now I'm using it in a Stew Mac OM build and am pleased with the ease of use.

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