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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
$2699 /each
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Product Overview

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
6.9 in
Product Height (in.)
2 in
Product Length (in.)
16.7 in
Product Width (in.)
6.9

Details

Material
Steel
Power Tool Accessory Type
Other Accessory
Returnable
90-Day
Router Part/Accessory Type
Template/Guide
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

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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 kit allow you to also mortise the door jam?

Asked by: JK
This kit will allow you to mortise the jamb (frame) as well as the door.
Answered by: Milescraft
Date published: 2017-05-12

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
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Customer Reviews

Complete Door Mortising Kit for Routers is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked as advertised on a trial 2x4. This is... Worked as advertised on a trial 2x4. This is great in new construction but I discovered a limitation for my application not apparent in the description that casual DIY's and homeowners like myself should consider. The frame of the device seats on the edge of the jamb, which is a great reference point if the door frame molding hasn't yet been installed or you don't want to take it out. That was my issue - I have one door I want to reverse from opening out to opening in and a finished door frame minus doors and stop that I want to hang French doors on. Problem is the device sticks down and interferes with molding around both of these, so I fabricated a simple wooden frame to hold the templates and replace it. It has locating stops that pick up on the jamb edge (and molding for stability) and duplicates the hinge mortise in use. Happy with the results but I wish the description was more clear on restrictions.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything you would need I definitely found this product to be extremely helpful. It contains not only all of the templates needed to complete the mortissing but also complete instructions.
Date published: 2017-06-08
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 5 out of 5 by from This set consists of steel template frame which needs to be screwed onto the doors with two screw... This set consists of steel template frame which needs to be screwed onto the doors with two screws which are a part of this set. The frame has two knobs which allow the jig to be used with 1-3/4 and 1-3/8 thickness doors. There are 8 plates for different size and types of hinges as well as latches. Plates are made of a plastic which appears to be of a good quality. After selecting the plate matching your hinges and/or your latch you push it into the frame. This creates a template. In this set you will also find a router bit with 1/4" shank. Bit has a ball bearing which rides on the template. All you have to do is to set the depth of cut with a router and route the groove in the doors. Template can be removed now and hinge or a latch placed in the groove. This set also contains a #8 (9/64") drill bit which allows you to pre-drill holes for the screws which will hold the hinges or a latch on the doors. There is one more useful tool in this set - corner chisel. If you are using square hinges you need to use it to cut the round corners made by the router bit. Very useful addition! All parts are made of adequate materials (mostly metal except for plates) and seems to be able to last for many projects. The manuals are written in easy to follow matter in English, French and Spanish. There are also numerous drawings which illustrate what to do step by step. This set makes hanging doors quite an easy task even for someone who never have done it before.
Date published: 2017-08-11
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
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 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 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
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