U*H/JIG/C - Hinge jig Skeleton two part in case


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The two part Contractor Hinge Jig is a portable fully adjustable block template set designed for recessing hinges in wooden doors & frames using a plunge router.

  • It is easy to use with minimal setting-up time, completing the job both accurately & quickly.
  • Used on-site & in joinery shops to increase productivity with excellent results.
  • Fully adjustable apertures for fire door requirements and renovation work.
  • Idea for fitting a new door in an old frame.
  • No need for marking out in the conventional way.
  • Quick & simple to set-up as the hinge is used as the pattern.
  • Clean & accurate recesses are achieved every time. Suitable for timber based doors & square butt hinges.
  • Can be used on both inside and outside doors, rebated frames and on maximum 1-inch thick fixed stops.
  • Use with a light duty plunge router with 1/4 inch collet.
  • Includes long reach 15/32 inch diameter with 1/4 inch shank TCT router bit and 1-3/16 inch screw-on style guide bush.
  • Adjustable edge guides with preset for hinge of 0.787 inch (20mm), 0.984 inch (25mm) and 1-3/16 inch (30mm).
  • Unibase may be needed.
  • Patent No. GB2490139
  • T4EK router requires a ref. UNIBASE or special guide bush ref. GB/T4/160.
Length min.
2 5/8" (67 mm)
Length max.
5" (127 mm)
Width min.
1/2" (12.7 mm)
Width max.
1 3/8" (35 mm)

Door sizes possible

Height min.
6' 5" (1956 mm)
Height max.
2100 mm* (6' 10"*)
Thickness min.
5/8" (16 mm)
Thickness max.
2" (51 mm)

* Please note for doors over 80 5/16" (2040mm) the bottom hinge will be higher than 9" up.

6.4 Ibs (2.9 kg)
Jig overall length
77" (1956 mm)

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Product Questions

This is just a recommendation because of the heavier weight of the router which makes if difficult to recess the top hinge on the door lining or frame.

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If you fit a GB240 guide-bush, which has a 24mm diameter and longer spigor) and use a 20mm diameter cutter e.g. Ref: TR20DX1/4TC then it will work because the offset between the cutter and the guide-bush still remains 2mm each side.

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The corners need to be squared with a chisel because the router cutter leaves a radius. We offer a corner chisel ref. C/CHISEL which has a High Speed Blade for this purpose. The chisel is placed in the recess and hit with a hammer, this creates a square corner.

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Some heavy duty routers like the T12/T14 can be a little heavy to handle, therefore the T4, T5 or the T18S/R14 are best suited.

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A 16mm diameter guide bush is required Trend ref GB160.

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Yes in most cases the hinge jig can recess the hinges in rebated frames, especially if the door is at least 45mm thick, the hinge leaf is not more than 35mm wide & the door stops are not greater than 25mm..

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 Yes, in theory if you can measure the size of the radius, match it up with a suitable cutter diameter and then add 4mm to find the right size guide bush.

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We recommened using a 3/8LX1/4TC or C019A Trend router cutter.

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Yes, providing that the hinge leafs are not abnormally large.

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