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Thread: Door hinge template jig?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Central CA

    Door hinge template jig?

    Does anyone have experience with a good quality hinge template jig? This is for regular house door hinges. I need to mill 7 doors for my present job and the door shop wants $50 per door for milling and boring. I figure that it's time to buy my own jig.

    Are there better or worse jigs? I"m looking for reliability and longevity. Ease of use would be nice too.

    Thanks very much for your advice.
    Thanks, Mark.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    the p/c jig is pretty much the standard or you could do as i do?
    here`s an amazon link to the p/c;
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Sudbury, MA
    I used this one from Lee Valley with great results.,43000
    It isn't the most rugged piece of equipment (if you purchase it give me a shout and I'll tell you what to avoid so you don't break it), but I have done 15 oak doors flawlessly.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Charlotte, NC
    Mark, use Tod's jig! It is quick, easy, accurate, and CHEAP!!! I had to hang a bunch of interior doors a few weeks back and it does the job quite nicely.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    se mn mayo clinic usa doc and iBmers
    pc unit get my vote you will catch on to fast and easy to set up

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Rudolph, WI
    Talking about hinges, I saw a neat hint on DYI network the other day when mounting hinges. This guy screwed the hinge to the door and jamb exactly where he wanted to position the hinge. Then he scored the wood all the way around the hinge with a utility knife. Removed the hinges and routed out the waste material. He ended up with very nice crisp edges to the hinge mortises that fit the hinge exactly.

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