Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FLJ54 Great Value
I use these a replacement for the hinges that break in my kitchen. They fit great and I use the original screws instead of the ones included in the package. I am now buying my second box as I am down to the last one.
June 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MrZ2u Metric? Seriously?
I'll give it two stars because for the price (in the 10 pack) the hinge is a good value. They are not the greatest but decent otherwise, could have been four stars but...you loose two for a nit-picky reason. It is an irritation for which there is no excuse.
My grips are two(ish) and are metric. First, 35mm hole? Seriously? Gimme a break. We are not metric in the US (we should be but that's not the point) and apart from the kit YOU market one has a difficult time finding metric forstner bits in general and definitely not at Home Depot. Translated to fraction its close enough to 1 3/8 (34.9250 mm) and you know it. You also know most people don't.
Now, I'll grant you that the kit bit is cheaper than a single 1 3/8 but probably 'cheaper' in all regards not just price. It is however the only way to get your marking template which is another part of the marketing ploy. How about you put the template in the 10 pack for an extra buck and ditch the whole millimeter bit thing.
While we are on millimeters...again with the millimeters. The instructions call for an 8mm hole for the screw inserts. Uh, yeah, again, no metric bits and this time you don't offer one either...like in that kit with the 35mm? Come on. Its close to a 5/16 (7.9375 mm) and thats what you should print in the instructions.
Now about that kit. Why don't you make it first, fractional and NOT metric and second, include a 5/6 flat bottom bit the same length as the forstner so folks could set up the drill press ONCE for depth and just change out the bits? THAT would make it a value. As it is now, its kind of not really.
While the anchor type screws might be a good option in some cases I find them unnecessary really. For my use I removed them and just drilled a tiny shallow pilot hole. A drop of wood glue for good measure and you are set.
Keep it simple, ironic since fractions are not simple compared to a base 10 measuring system, but you know what I mean. Why do you need to try and get clever. You have the only ones on the shelf at Home Depot. No need for ugly marketing tricks.
July 7, 2015