The Bottom Line: The Mighty Putty was great for small projects and temporary fixes. Replacing a mug handle, holding moderate amounts of weight,
fixing a leaky pipe (at least temporarily) are some good uses for this putty / epoxy. We wouldn't advise using it for your heaviest loads,
but we can see it being helpful around the house.
Reviewed by: Jonah HalperReviewed on: 11/2/2009 4:13:12 PM
What It Claims: You've probably seen Billy Mays complete all his around-the-house chores with his incredible Mighty Putty. Fixing leaky cups,
crating new mug handles, affixing floating shelves to the wall... The infomercial claims that this useful epoxy will hold up to 350 lbs,
and even pull an 80,000 lb truck without snapping.
What We Found: For this test, we whipped out the Mighty Putty and began activating. Impression #1: Mighty Putty smells.
Impression #2: It sticks to your hands. Good thing they included a pair of gloves with the epoxy.
Fixing a leaky pipe worked pretty well. We cant promise that it will hold permanently, but its definitely a good temporary fix.
Creating a new mug handle from the Mighty Putty worked well too. And when we filled the mug with water, the handle stayed put
Next test: We wanted to see just how much the Mighty Putty could hold. We created a chain link from the Mighty Putty and used it in lifting
a 25 lb barbell. Pretty amazingly, the Mighty Putty held up very well! That's quite ahefty load! 50 lbs, however, was a bit more than our incredible epoxy
could handle. The link broke before the barbells were lifted fully above ground.
Next up - we added the human factor. We attached a chin-up bar to our doorway with a little mighty putty. If you haven't yet watched our video, you may
want to see how poorly the Mighty Putty held up under mighty Jonah's weight.
And Jonah is quite shy of the 350 lbs that Billy Mays seems to think the putty can hold.
We then tried to attach a shelf to our door using yet another round of Mighty Putty. This time, we found that the smoothness of our door prevented the Mighty Putty from sticking.
It is good to note that it will not hold well to all surfaces.
The Bottom Line: The Mighty Putty did a mighty good job on small projects. It made a quick and easy pipe fix, was a good replacement cup handle,
and even held a whopping 25 lbs. However, Mighty Putty does not stand up under the pressure of heavy weight - breaking under the weight of just 50 lbs.
We recommend it for smaller or more temporary household projects.
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