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hinges for internal doors

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Jupiter01, 2 Jul 2019.

  1. Jupiter01

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    I plan to replace an internal door lining and door. I am comfortable with all aspects of this apart from the step that requires the hinge recesses to be chiselled out of the door and the frame. I am concerned that they wont be neat and possibly too deep.

    Q. Are there any hinge types that avoid the need for these recesses and do people recommend them?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Notch7

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    No, you need to chop

    Sorry o_O

    Scribe outline with a knife and use chisel with hammer to chop the ends

    32mm chisel, use hammer and chop across the grain every 3mm or so.

    Im sure a video will give you an idea, its not that hard, the key is to avoid chiselling with the grain
     
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  3. JohnD

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    some modern hinges have rounded or cut-out plates. I think you will find it easier to work with the rectangular ones.
     
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    You can use a thumb plane to avoid going to deep.
    Or use flush hinges.
     
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  5. Jupiter01

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    “Flush hinges”. Tell me more please
     
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    I use a router or trimmer to get consistent-depth for hinges.
     
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    Thanks all. I own a multi cutter. Does that have a potential use?
     
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    I doubt it, unless it has some sort of attachment that allows it to be used like a router/trimmer.
     
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    I have a small Bosch router, and I grind the corners off the cheap hinges with my angle grinder to make them round like the expensive ones.
     
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    Those were specifically designed to be used with a router, guide bushing and template (jig) when doing bulk installation. I agree that they aren't ideal for installation without the toolkit

    No. Completely wrong tool for the job. If you need to sink the hinges in consistently then something like a laminate trimmer ("trim router") is the best piece of kit. No need for a plunge router (in fact the extra bulk and weight are a decided disadvantage in the task), especially as the depth of the recess is going to be only 2 to 3mm
     
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