Do I need hinge tite screws for butt hinges

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by lemonade, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    Could someone tell me if I need hinge tite screws for 3" butt hinges because the screws that came with the hinges I bought looks to small. I've tried a 3.5 screw but that looks like the screws that came with the hinges so I then tried a no8 but the heads doesn't sit flush in the countersunk. I've read on the internet that I need a no7 screw but these are hard to find. I did find a 3.9x25mm but these was only for mdf.
     
  2. Jitender

    Jitender Screwfix Select

    Think you will struggle to find no7 wood screws, an old style DIY store had them and bought a whole box as come useful. Still available in brass slotted I think 7g.

    Got some hinge tite ones and think the head are specially made so they sit flush with the hinge.
     
  3. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    Still made No7 (3.9mm) CSK screws.

    Our host do a tite screw (40376) which 3.9mm x40mm.
     
  4. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    I'm looking for something about 25mm or 30mm
     
  5. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

    And TS have 25mm No 7 screws (87435) & 30mm (11692) use a box other day.
     
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  6. No need at all for hinge tite screws.
    They are just another gimmick thought up to try and needlessly extract money from people.
     
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  7. KIAB

    KIAB Super Member

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  8. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    Phillips heads(the shape of them) are generally a bit easier to fit into a countersunk hole.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     
  9. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    The screws I tried was phillips heads
     
  10. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select

    25/30mm, Not very deep, what you hanging???
     
  11. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    What are you talking about?
     
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  12. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    Bedroom door. The screw I removed was 1"
     
  13. Phil the Paver

    Phil the Paver Screwfix Select


    Lightweight hollow panel door.??
     
  14. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    Yes.
     
  15. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    I bought a box of hinge tite screws to try but they don't sit flush in any hinges that I've got so I don't know if they are specifically designed to fit quality hinges in chrome or just any high quality hinges.
     
  16. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select

    What is the head on the screws you are using?
    If they are 'countersunk', try 'double-countersunk' screws, or failing that, 'bugle-head' screws.
    Or drill the holes of the hinge out a bit.

    Mr. HandyAndy - Really
     
  17. lemonade

    lemonade Member

    Countersunk pozi. I've found a old no7 nettlefold slotted wood screw and that's a perfect fit so it would be ok if I could make the countersunk bigger.
     
  18. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    really?
     
  19. Mr. Handyandy

    Mr. Handyandy Screwfix Select


    Aye. All different shaped countersinking. Really!
     
  20. chippie244

    chippie244 Super Member

    Your stupidity never fails to amaze me.
     
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