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Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Thecarpenter Good template for quick door replacement
This is a cheap tool for quick door work for hinges. I'd give 5 stars but the only reason is the clamp is not really stiff enough and you have to make sure dont tight it too much or will break
October 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Alamo Good for first timers and small jobs but not for the professional...
Good if like me you are a first time woodworker. It is handy and easy to use however one slip with the router and like me you will easily gouge out nice chunk of the plastic. Also it does not give a nice flat level surface that is easy to work off when routing...I will for future use make my own jig out of hardwood like red oak and simply route out the profile of my hinges...then simply attach it to my door in desired location which will give me a nice larger flat surface from which to guide the router...overall this is a good idea for you if you have just a couple to few doors to do and want to avoid trying to use a chisel but you will want to make your own jig and or find one pre made like I described if you like me are in the business and have lots of doors in your future to do...
September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jchavins pass on this
the hinge offset it not adjustable...it looks like it might work on exterior doors but is the wrong dimention for interior doors...needs to have the clamp on both sides..
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chris Love this thing
Figured out I could cut the price of new interior doors in half by installing slabs instead of pre-hung doors. Problem was I wasn't sure how to do it and my DIY skills are "just enough to be dangerous." Saw this in the store and looked it up on YouTube and it seemed incredibly easy to use. Borrowed a trim router from a friend and went to town. Did a few practice runs on the old door to get my technique down and soon I was hanging interior doors like a low-rated pro! This jig coupled with the door knob hole saw kit of the same brand are awesome especially for a novice.
September 13, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Works
Works used on one door hinge not sure if it is going to be good for mass production
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Stevo Door hinge template
Works great did 10 doors freehand then decided to purchase this wish I would have got it sooner made it 100 times easier comes with bit for dremel tool mark where you hinge goes clamp it on notch it out move on to the next one easy to use very clean and fast
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LasPos So easy to use it almost felt like I was cheating.
The last time I mortised a hinge for a door was with a chisel and hammer taught to me by my grandfather many years ago. I had seven door slabs times three hinges per door and prepared to spend many hours doing this work. Came across this template on a YouTube video and shot down to HD to get one. It comes with all the accessories (Router blade, drill and screwdriver bit) except the router itself. A neighbor loaned me his router and we tested the first cut, even him as a carpenter was impressed, the template worked like a charm and I even discovered some faults in the original door slabs performed by the builder. The plunge depth of the cut had to be manually set as the two depth settings provided by the tool were not exactly what I needed, these were set using trial and error. The router bit has an embedded bearing that prevents the blade from cutting into the template itself. Just one word of warning is to let the router blade completely run down completely before removing it from the template, I did nick the one part of the template, but it did not affect the performance. As I am not a professional, I could not say if this template would cover every situation, but it worked well for me. The template is made completely out of plastic and I did notice that "could" be some improvements, but that really would be nitpicking. For the home user as a one time tool to perform multiple doors, I would recommend getting this template, you wont be sorry. I would also recommend looking up the template reviews on YouTube to see if there would be any anomalies for your situation, there are some good reviews and explanations of the template there.
October 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WBD Great Produce-Easy to use
This jig was/is perfect for my DYI project. Well worth the purchase price. I am not a professional carpenter, but the hinge install came out great.
September 13, 2016