Lining up cabinet hinge

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Sincity, Aug 1, 2020.

  1. Sincity

    Sincity Member

    Is the best way to line up a concealed hinge is to put the door in the right place then use a mini spirit level (on top of hinge) then mark where the part in unit goes? Screenshot_20200801-111017_Gallery.jpg
  2. Shytot

    Shytot Active Member

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  3. Sincity

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  4. Shytot

    Shytot Active Member

    Don’t know . For 4 quid it’s worth a shot
  5. Dan Parkinson

    Dan Parkinson Member

    That jig works on all 110 degree hinges. Which most are. Can't confirm any more than that
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  6. Kevin Adams

    Kevin Adams New Member

    Do a mock-up on some scrap material of the same thicknesses - then make your own jig - it will save you a few quid and you'll know it is exactly right. Mark centres of hinge and plate, square across as your point of reference.
  7. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    I’ve got the above jig (£2.50 on Amazon) and another one that centres the Forstner bit for drilling the hinge cup

    Once you get the hang of using them, massive time saver compared to measuring with a rule and pencil ! (And depending on eye sight,,,, better accuracy)
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  8. WillyEckerslike

    WillyEckerslike Screwfix Select

    That jig is dual purpose - hinge plates on the carcass one way round and 26mm or 35mm cup centres on the door using it the other way round. The triangle cutouts on the little returns are the reference points.
    It only works for overlay doors though.
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  9. Sincity

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  11. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

  12. Sincity

    Sincity Member

  13. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    Oh right, just from your link it showed a different jig
    Like I said, loads of different ones available but I wouldn't know what useful and whats not - never used one before

    Have built cupboards before and fitted concealed hinges but measured and marked with a ruler and pencil - accurate but time consuming

    Haven't used the jig yet so cant comment on its use and no instructions supplied
    As ever, look on YouTube for a tutorial - I'm sure there's one there (and that's what I will do prior to using it - upcoming project)
  14. glob@l

    glob@l Active Member

  15. DIYDave.

    DIYDave. Screwfix Select

    jig is reversible

    one side is for hinge back plate, other side hinge cup centre mark - both 26 and 35mm hinges


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