Super glue is one of the most useful tools in your kit. Like duct tape, it can be used to solve numerous problems around the house. It’s extremely strong, sets quickly, and can stand up to bad weather and harsh impacts. Based on acrylic resin, it bonds in a matter of seconds and will work with almost any household material. Even if you don’t need it right away, you should always have some around the house. Whilst we’ve been researching this article, we’ve been searching to find the best super glue on the market. We’ve narrowed it down to our ten favorites and have included lots of different sized bottles, so you can find the perfect product to suit your needs.
The Best Super Glue
Gorilla Glue is one of the best-loved glues on the market. They make a whole range of glues but their super glue is probably the most versatile. It can be used on everything from plastic to metal and stone. Because of that, it’s one of the best products to have on hand. When you need to quickly create a bond, you don’t want to have to search through the cupboard for a specific type of glue. Because it’s Gorilla Glue, it has unique rubber particles that increase the strength of the bond and makes it more resistant to impacts.
We love the bottle that this glue comes in – it has an anti-clog cap that stops the glue from drying out. This is a big problem with cheap superglues, so it’s a useful feature. It’s also easy to control, thanks to the fact that it’s a gel-based glue that doesn’t run. Our only small complaint is the size of the bottle – it’s only 0.71 ounces, so it’s not suited for big jobs. For more hight-quality products like this, check out our guide to the best glue guns.
0.71 Oz. bottle
Bonds in 10-30 seconds
Resistant to impacts
- Weight1.44 ounces
Loctite is one of the other big names in super glue. It’s around the same price as Gorilla Super Glue and there isn’t much between them in performance. For most applications, we think you’d be happy with either of these products. It also comes in a small 20g bottle, which shows that it’s designed for small applications. This product also has an innovative bottle top – it has a self-piercing pin that sits inside the end of the bottle to stop the glue from drying up. We have read a few reviews complaining that the glue dries up too quickly, but if you keep it upright and replace the cap immediately, you shouldn’t have this problem.
This glue is water-resistant and can take an impact, which makes it hard to pick between this and the Gorilla Glue. For any job that needs a touch of precision, both of these glues will work perfectly. If you are looking for the right wood glue, be sure to check out our selection of the best ones on the market.
0.7 Oz. bottle
Clog-free pin cap
Sets in around 15 seconds
Water and resistant impact
- Weight0.32 ounces
So far, we’ve looked at two tiny bottles of multipurpose glue. They’re good for small jobs around the house, but sometimes you need something a bit more industrial. This 8 Oz. bottle from Glue Masters is, in their words: “the one glue to rule them all”. In fact, they claim that it’s the strongest CA (Cyanoacrylate) glue available on Amazon. With no way of testing their claim, it’s up to you if you believe the hype. All we can say is that – judging from the Amazon reviews – they’ve got some happy customers that swear by this product.
This glue comes in two different viscosities (thickness). This glue is the thin viscosity version, which makes it better for fiddly tasks. Because it’s thin, it can seep into tiny cracks. For example, it would work well for re-fretting a guitar or fixing something with a hairline fracture. It’s also well known for its water-resistant capabilities. It can be used to fix materials that are left outside in the rain or submerged in water for short periods. They also back the product by offering a 60-day money-back guarantee. Even if you use half the bottle of glue and it doesn’t live up to expectations, they will refund your money. An amazing DIY gift for enthusiasts in your life.
8 Oz. bottle
Sets in under 15 seconds
- BrandGlue Masters
- Weight8.8 ounces
Next up is Super Glue 15185 Gel, a multi-pack of super glue bottles. Instead of getting one big bottle, you get 12 tiny bottles (0.07 Oz) that you can use for singular applications. This is particularly useful if you are doing DIY and you don’t want to carry around a large bottle. You can chuck a couple of these in your tool belt or tool box and you’ve always got some super glue on hand. The other benefit of these small bottles is that they won’t dry up. Even with the most expensive superglues, if you don’t store them correctly, they’ll quickly dry up and become useless.
The actual glue is in a gel form, as the Gorilla Glue. That stops it from dripping or running when you apply it. Also, because of the tiny size of the tubes, it’s easy to apply accurately. If you need super glue for small fixes, this is the perfect product for you.
0.07 Oz. bottles
Reusable storage case
- BrandSuper Glue
- Weight2.88 ounces
We’ve already featured the thin version of this glue as our Premium Product. This version is thicker and it comes in a smaller bottle (2 Oz.). In fact, you can get both the thin and thick versions in 2, 8, and 16 Oz. bottles depending on your requirements. As we already said, the thin version is great for precision tasks, where you need the glue to seep into a small crack. Well, the thick version is – as you might have guessed – ideal for bigger jobs. The glue will stay in place, without dripping or running, and is generally stronger than thin viscosity glue.
The obvious advantage of Glue Masters Thick Viscosity is the strength – it’s definitely one of the strongest super glues around. However, it does take longer to set than most of the other glues we’ve featured. At around 50 seconds, you’ll need a clamp to hold things together whilst it sets. Like the thin viscosity version, it comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee. You may also like some of the best staple guns from our list, so take a moment to check them out and pick your favorite.
2 Oz. bottle
Sets in around 50 seconds
- BrandGlue Masters
- Weight2.4 ounces
Despite the fact that Starbond EM-02 Super Glue Kit is the most expensive product on this list, it’s one of the best value products. You get a large 16 Oz. bottle of water-thin glue that’s perfect for woodturning, pen turning, 3D printing, and fitting together tiny parts. This isn’t your average super glue product – it’s designed for craftspeople that need large amounts of glue to firm up loose materials and get into tiny cracks. For example, if you are making a piece of furniture with exposed bark, you can use this glue to solidify the bark, so it doesn’t break every time you touch it.
In addition to the bottle of glue, you get some accessories to help with the application. You get a dispensing yorker spout, 3 small empty bottles, 4 applicator caps, a clog-free stopper, and a bag of micro tips. This turns this bottle of super glue into a full crafting set. It also comes with a 30-month money-back guarantee, but you have to follow their storage rules to qualify. Our guide to the best heat guns features some amazing tools, so be sure to check them out.
16 Oz. bottle
Application accessories included
30-month money-back guarantee
- Weight1.25 pounds
We’ve chosen this small bottle of superglue from Bob Smith Industries to be our Best Value product. It’s one of the cheapest bottles available and you actually get slightly more product than the Gorilla Glue and Loctite options. It’s a medium viscosity glue that is designed for use on loose-fitting joints, but it should work in most applications. It’s also one of the only glues on the market that bonds in under 10 seconds. That means you can quickly bond materials, without having to remove parts and clamp surfaces together – just be careful not to get any on your fingers.
Another feature that impressed us during the testing of this glue was the screw-on cap. It has a needle that makes it easy to apply the glue into a tight area. Plus, the cap prevents the glue from drying up and becoming useless. Most super glue manufacturers have a similar system to this, but we’ve found that this one is the best performing. If you need a cheap bottle of superglue, this is the one to go for. For more cool tools you can add to your collection, check out our guide to the best utility knives.
1 Oz. bottle
Bonds in under 10 seconds
Screw-on cap with applicator needle
- BrandBob Smith Industries
- Weight0.64 ounces
As you might have guessed from the name, Liquid Nails All-Purpose Adhesive is designed primarily as an alternative to nails. It can actually be used for any task that normal super glue can, but it works best on plastic, metal, and foam. It comes with a normal screw-on cap as well as a long needle-shaped applicator, which makes it easy to get into tight spots. It’s not the best performing glue on this list and you really have to pick the right application. Fortunately, there’s a handy chart on the back of the packet to show you what it’s suitable for.
One of the best things about this glue, in particular, is the fact that it can handle extreme temperatures. They don’t specifically state the minimum and maximum temperatures, but it won’t melt or thaw easily. We’d recommend this glue for use on any outdoor product that requires you to bond metal, plastic, or foam. It’s not very effective on wood, despite the claim that it’s an all-purpose glue. Be sure to also check out our guide to the best screw guns for more excellent products like this.
2.5 Oz. tube
Best on metals, plastic, and foam
Can handle extreme temps
- BrandLiquid Nails
- Weight3.2 ounces
Here’s our second product from Loctite. This one is a pack of four bottles – 2 bottles of Control Gel and 2 bottles of Ultra Liquid. Both these products are super glue, but they are used for slightly different applications. The Control Gel is a thicker glue that doesn’t run or drip when it comes out of the bottle. This makes it perfect for bigger fixes, where precision isn’t as important. It’s also waterproof, which is important if you are doing DIY outside or fixing something that is likely to come into contact with liquids.
The Ultra Liquid is thinner and more suited to fiddly tasks. It bonds in 15 seconds or under, which makes it one of the fastest setting glues available. The best thing about this multipack is that you get the best of both worlds. It’s perfect for hobbyists and people interested in making crafts. And, it’s a fantastic DIY glue as well. Plus, it comes with one of the most innovative application systems we’ve seen – instead of squeezing the bottle, you push in the sides, which offers more accuracy. Our guide to the best locking pliers features more useful tools for your workshop.
1.4 Oz. bottles
Contains gel and liquid super glues
Patented control applicator
- Model2002988 Super Glue Control
- Weight4.8 ounces
If you can ignore the annoyingly-spelled name, Krazy Glue is actually a great product. It was brought onto the market in 1973 and was killing the glue advertising game, long before the world had heard of Gorilla Glue. But in recent years, they haven’t been shouting as loud. Having said that, it’s still relatively easy to get your hands on a bottle of Krazy Glue. This listing is a 12 pack of small bottles (0.18 Oz.), designed for home and office use.
The best thing about this particular bottle of crazy glue is the brush applicator. Instead of squeezing the bottle and spreading the glue separately, this product has a brush attached, so you can get a perfectly even application. That makes it one of the best super glue products for bonding two flat surfaces together. The bristles don’t stick together and it also works to stop the glue from drying up inside the bottle. This useful applicator means that you don’t waste any glue, so these 12 bottles should last you a long time. Perfect to always have in your tool backpack.
0.18 Oz. bottles
- BrandKrazy Glue
- Weight11.2 ounces
Super Glue Buying Guide & FAQ
How We Chose Our Selection Of Super Glues
Brand - When it comes to buying super glue, you want to pick a brand you can trust. There are some brands that are household names - like Gorilla Glue and Loctite - but we’ve also included some super glues from lesser-known brands. We’ve done background research into every brand to make sure they are trustworthy and customer-focused.
Price - It can be difficult to compare prices of super glue because you can buy it in different sized bottles. Generally, the price is pretty similar (per ounce) on all super glue. But, if you are looking for the best price per ounce, check out our Best Value product. We’ve also featured a Premium Product, which is more expensive but higher-quality glue.
Reviews - Online shopping has made buying products so much easier. But probably the main advantage is that we can read product reviews from other customers. This allows us to make a much better-informed purchasing decision. Before we recommend a product, we check out hundreds of customer reviews to make sure that the product is living up to its expectations.
Features To Look For In Super Glues
Ingredients - Super glue is made of cyanoacrylate, which is an acrylic resin that bonds almost instantly. The superglue products on this list might contain some added ingredients, but this will be the basis for all of them.
Materials You Want To Bond - Superglue is a versatile glue that works best on smooth porous surfaces. It can be used on plastic, metal, stone, ceramic, paper, fabric, rubber, and more.
Time To Set Up - Most super glues will set (bond) in less than 1 minute. Some of the more expensive glues will set in less than 20 seconds, which means there is less need to clamp the material together.
Super Glue FAQ
Q: What is super glue?
A: Super glue is a very strong adhesive that sets quickly. It’s made from cyanoacrylate, an acrylic resin. It’s one of the most versatile types of glue as it can be used on most materials.
Q: Which is the strongest glue?
A: Super glue is one of the strongest glues. However, it really depends on what type of material you are working with. For example, wood glue will be stronger than super glue when working with wood. In terms of tensile strength, an epoxy adhesive is the strongest.
Q: What is the best super glue for plastic?
A: Superglue will work well on most plastics. You can buy plastic-specific glues, which are basically super glue but are made to work specifically on plastic.