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Milescraft Complete Door Mortising Kit for Routers
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Milescraft

Complete Door Mortising Kit for Routers

  • Facilitates hanging doors with minimal extra work
  • Easy-to-use, clearly marked drop-in template
  • Centered tape measure tabs and measuring guide for precision
$26.99 /each

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Route matching mortises for hinges, strike plates and latch plates into your door frame and jamb with the Milescraft Complete Door Mortising Kit for Routers. It enables you to accurately hang a new or replacement door with minimal extra work. This kit includes an easy drop-in template design and everything you need for most hinges, strike plates and latch plates for 1-3/4 in. and 1-3/8 in. thick doors.

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  • Includes an assortment of standard size strike- and latch-plate mortises and hinge mortises plus an adjustable template frame
  • For use with routers
  • Ideal for mortising door jambs and frames for accurate, hassle-free installation
  • Sturdy steel template frame with door thickness selector for 1-3/4 in. and 1-3/8 in. doors
  • Durable tungsten carbide-tipped router bit with ball bearing for eliminating the need for guide bushings on your router
  • Easy-to-use, clearly marked drop-in template
  • Centered tape measure tabs and easy measuring guide for precise installation of door hardware
  • Templates come in a reusable package for organization between projects

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Customer Questions & Answers

What is the shaft size of the router bit?

Asked by: ironwildman
1/4"
Answered by: Viking
Date published: 2016-12-13

Will this work on a door that is 1.5 inches thick?

Will this work on a door that is 1.5 inches thick?
Asked by: TMT
Works on doors 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" thick.
Answered by: Viking
Date published: 2016-12-13

Is this better used with a trim router or full-size router?

Asked by: Paul
Both work good.
Answered by: Viking
Date published: 2016-12-13

Will this kit allow you to also mortise the door jam?

Asked by: JK
The kit works both on the door and on the door jamb / door frame.
Answered by: Viking
Date published: 2017-04-13
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Customer Reviews

Complete Door Mortising Kit for Routers is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Template is good, screws holding fixture on are cheap, there should be stainless screws. Template is good, screws holding fixture on are cheap, there should be stainless screws.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from You get a poor rating because the product is not as described in the photos on your web site. You... You get a poor rating because the product is not as described in the photos on your web site. Your pictures show red templates with clearly visible white text for the sizes. The templates that were delivered are black with the text also in black that is difficult to read. I would recommend the product based on functionality, but I would not recommend it based on not being as described in the photos.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice kit I would buy everything Milescraft makes if I could. I've used the door kit a bunch since I bought it as I'm a carpenter and we build a lot of custom doors. the only drawback is you have to screw the jig in place. If you could clamp it somehow that would make it even greater but this kit is awesome.
Date published: 2017-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple instructions, easy to use even for first time users... Simple instructions, easy to use even for first time users
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent product and easy to use Easy to use for all hinge mortises and strike plate, etc. Would be much better if you did not have to screw the template into the door and jamb. The screw holes then have to be filled. The screws are cheapies and are worthless after 4 doors. Ryobi has a hinge mortise that clamps on without the use of screws. Measuring accuracy is the most important thing.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great device, but mislabled The device works verywell but the directions are wrong. The front and back of the template and directions are reversed. I contacted the manufacturer who agreed they were wrong. As long as you are aware of this, you will find that it works very well.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product wrong instructions To start with I believe the product itself is made well and delivers with exact mortises. However BEWARE of the instructions as to what they call the door front. The metal jig for holding the different mortise guides has one side toward the front of the door. If you always orientate the jig as instructed you will have a mortise cut that will have the pin side of the hinge on the front side of the door. You actually want the pin side of the hinge to be on the back side of door. When you walk into a room or bldg. the door will open away from you toward the inside with the hinge pin on the back not the front. Very rarely does a door open toward you except maybe for a hall closet door. You have been warned.
Date published: 2015-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from works great but you need to know how to use it I've done two bedroom doors, with one left to go. Once I figured out how to use this kit it all went smoothly. What I got from Home Depot was black, not red, and one template had a corner broken off, but it it is still useable and I didn't want to hassle with an exchange. Here are a few things the instruction sheet does NOT tell you. First, it is great that it includes a router bit, just the right one, as well as a clever little chisel for squaring the corners for rectangular hinges. I am using rounded hinges and the mortises are perfect. Now, here is what you need to know. DON'T insert the bit all the way into the collet, but make sure that it comes out enough so that the bearing on the bit squarely contacts the template sides when you have the right depth set. I put mine in too far, and when I adjusted the router in its base to get the right depth of cut, the collet nut hit the plastic template and chewed up the edge. Fortunately it did not render the template unuseable, just cosmetically ugly. Now I have it right and everything works great. Next, the directions and the marking on the frame refer to the front of the door to orient the frame on the door edge, but this is for a door that opens OUT, i.e. towards you. The bedroom doors I am doing open IN, so I had to think through where the frame goes in terms of where the router is going to cut the mortise, and make sure it matched up with the hinge location and orientation. The old carpenter's saying, "measure twice, cut once" applies here, and I being a beginner, actually measured and checked everything four or five times to be sure I got it right. It now comes with two screws, which are way better than nails. You don't have to blast them in - if you go easy they won't strip and can be reused a few times. Before cutting anything check that your door fits the jamb with a little room for clearance top and bottom, as you may need to trim a little off the door. Do this before marking and cutting the mortises. If you are locating the new hinges at the same spots as the old hinges, measure everything multiple times and check it. Their table will be useless for this case. I did not find many low priced mortising kits or devices like this one. Looks like the best value for the price. The fancy ones seem to cost a lot more, and I'm not convinced they are worth that much. This kit is definitely "complete" and is doing the job I need to do.
Date published: 2013-05-10
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