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pop-pop

Man with many vises
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I learned this trick back about 10 years at a scroll saw show. I have never had a clogged bottle since except when my ADD brain forgets to put the bottles back where they belong.

This discussion gave me a lot of good ideas to try. Since I needed a glue bottle rack anyway, I’m trying Scott’s inverted storage idea first.
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Storing upside down should make sure that I close after each usage.

BTW, the empty bottle on the right is quite old and the sleeve does slide much more easily than on current caps.
 

ScottM

Scott
Staff member
Corporate Member
TBT I have experienced what happens when one fails to properly close a glue bottle before inverting.
 

pop-pop

Man with many vises
User
TBT I have experienced what happens when one fails to properly close a glue bottle before inverting.
I’m mulling over adding a drip tray. Maybe a disposable aluminum tray from Dollar Tree or something like that.
 

Rick Mainhart

Rick
Senior User
Mustard bottles for Team Yellow, Ketchup bottles for Team Red.

Lines have been drawn in the sawdust ... let the battle begin! :)
 

JNCarr

Joe
User
I agree with Red - in fact intentionally squeeze a little extra glue onto the spout. It seals the tip well. Next time around, just pop it off and good to go.
 

RedBeard

Burns
Corporate Member
My Glubots now live in the trash can. My problem with them is the glue dries in the riser below the spout, and it's very hard to clean. I'm heading for a mustard bottle.

Pop
Glad I’m not the only one who hates those things. The ones I use are just like the ketchup/mustard squeeze bottles but they are clear with the red cap on top.
 

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Martin Roper

Martin
User
I just use needlenose pliers to pop open the top when it gets stuck. I put the jaws on either side of the cap under the flange and gently pry it up. It's easy. A 9/16ths open-ended wrench works too, but the pliers are more readily at hand for me.

Sometimes I have to use a pick hook to pull dried up glue out of the tip. No biggie.
 

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