Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 149
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BorneoForOrangutans Found it difficult to use well
I had a 3" rectangular hinge area that I wanted to deepen on a custom made sauna door in order to pull the door back more true; over time it had canted slightly to make it hard to close the door. Rather than sand down the edge, I decided to deepen the hinge.
I had no problem with making the jig rectangular and 3" wide, but the width of the hinge was less than I could adjust the jig by. Also, the plastic gets chewed up by the router bit when pushed against.
The upshot is that I completed the job using wood chisels,and they did a great job. So I'd say if you've got a rectangular hinge, the chisel works great; if rounded hinges, I'd still try the jig first.
May 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Door Hinge Template is useless
The item did not fit the door/tools. Item was useless; better to hang your door without it.
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BillyD One piece dream approach to accomplishing this task.
Use a router correctly and you will avoid the damage described in other reviews. Don't over tighten the clamp as it isn't the strongest plastic. Pros: extremely easy way to do this and much better than the nail on jigs. Cons: The instructions are a little vague and assume the user is familiar with the task. I recommend trying it out on a 2x4 before your put it to the expensive door to get the feel of the task and tool.
June 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GoDucks15 Does what you would expect, simple and well
Works perfectly as indicated, versatile and easy. I only mark it down a little because I found it spendy for a jig tool and while it appears solid in construction the plastic feels cheap.
June 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Woody Great product for the money
Very nice tool for the price. Very simple to use for mortise out hinges. Even comes with the router bit. You just lay your old door on top of the new door making sure the top is lined up then mark where the old hinges line up on new door. Clamp jig centered on your marks and router it out. Why easier, quicker and cleaner than using a chisel. I'm not sure how well the jig will hold up for several uses, but I've done 4 doors with 3 hinges so far and have 3 more to do.
My only complaint is the clamping part only has one spot to tighten (in center) it to the door. I wish it had 2, one at each end would make it more stable.
The jig is adjustable for all types of hinges. Mine are 3 1/2" with 5/8" radius.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dea 6 doors
Workedasitshould.used the ryobi router 18v did all
June 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tapecrawler Neat jig
It works well. The jig lines up accurately and holds to the door without marring the finish. The depth presets on the side are accurate as well and speed up set up time.
June 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by LEDEngineer Does the job
This does the job if you have a few doors, but it has some problems. The clamp can only be tightened lightly or the whole thing bends. Fortunately there's some foam on the clamp and there's enough friction to keep it from sliding around. The plastic molding is not that great, and mine was actually defective - you could see where a piece of the mold was mis-aligned, causing the depth to be inconsistent. I had to shave off plastic with a utility knife, and even after that I had to shim it to get the routing depth consistent. The 'bridge' piece is flimsy and adds to the inaccuracy (depth). If you're careful and go slow, you can get your doors done, and it definitely comes out cleaner than a chisel, and it is way faster. For the price, it is not a bad deal. Also if you have a smaller router, it works better - I used a Makita Compact router.
May 16, 2016