Rockler glue brush - vs - Betty Crocker Basting Brush

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    In this corner, we have the Rockler Glue Brush, champion of woodworkers all over, known for it's distinctive "Rockler Blue" design.

    http://bt3central.com/attachment.php...1&d=1335900223

    And in this corner, we have the challenger, the Betty Crocker Basting Brush, the darling of cooks everywhere, entering the woodworking ring to become the heavyweight gluing champion of the world!

    http://bt3central.com/attachment.php...1&d=1335900223

    (DING! DING!)

    Okay, seriously,

    Both bristles were cut down to about 3/8" to 1/2". Both brushes worked great at spreading the glue around. I let glue dry overnight on both brushes. The glue peeled off both brushes fine, but surprisingly, the Betty Crocker brush did just a mite better.

    Here's why I'm posting this review: The Rockler brush costs $3.99 plus shipping. I bought the Betty Crocker brush at the local dollar store (Dollar Tree) for $1, no shipping.

    Might be well worth to gamble on dollar store brushes. It was for me.

    (couldn't figure out how to make the image display instead of a link. I read the FAQ, just didn't get it. Sorry for links instead of pics)
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    • Pappy
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      Pappy commented
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      I tend to use the HF acid brushes with a piece of tape around them to make them a bit stiffer. Keep a can of water to soak them in between use during a shop session.

    • dusty
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      dusty commented
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      I'm going to the dollar store today. Thanks for the tip.

      Sorry Woodcraft. You gave sold your last package of glue brushes to me.

    • Sweet Willy
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      Sweet Willy commented
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      I use the HF brushes too but I trim them a little shorter and they work well for me.
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