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DCT Concealed Cabinet Door Hinge 35mm Template Jig Kit – European Hidden Hinge Boring Hole Cutter & Bit for Installation

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The holes in the cabinet are usually 5mm diameter but this is only good for the little fat grub screws that IKEA use. If you’re using your own regular wood screws then you’ll probably need a smaller pilot hole, 2 or 3mm usually. Sorry there is no silver bullet! Be very careful with the depth of the hinge hole, there is not too much spare material! Usually the top of the forstner drill bit is flush with the material when deep enough. Drill gently and keep stopping and trial fitting the hinge…

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As mentioned there are a few other sizes of concealed hinge including 40mm, but these tend to be for more heavy weight specialist applications. How Many Concealed Hinges Should you use on Each Door? If you are simply replacing one concealed hinge with a new one then it’s always best to swap like-for-like.

Partially inset: With a partially inset cupboard door, the inner part of the door itself fills the space between the sides of the cabinet and the outside partially covers the front face

How to Measure and Fit Concealed Cabinet Door Hinges

If you are using slide-on hinges, first ensure the retaining screw on the mounting plate is loose enough to allow the hinge to slide on and then slide the hinge onto the plate until it slips into place. There are quite a few different designs and styles of concealed cabinet hinge around today. Some feature different types of hinge arrangement and screw fixings, some have much bulkier and heavier to cope with over-sized and heavy doors, some have soft-closing mechanism’s built into them, some open much wider (170° as opposed to 93° or 110°), some are for integrated appliances and many other variations. Fitting a concealed cabinet hinge is a slightly different process to fitting a standard hinge in that it needs to fitted slightly offset from the edge of the door and front edge of the cabinet carcass, so accurate measuring and marking is a must if the cabinet door is to fit correctly.Become an UNLIMITED member and get it all: searchable online archive of every issue, how-to videos, Complete Illustrated Guide to Woodworking digital series, print magazine, e-newsletter, and more. This will ensure the sits totally square once closed. Tools and Materials Needed for Fitting Concealed Hinges

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