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Ryobi Door Hinge Template
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Ryobi

Door Hinge Template

  • Works with almost any door hinge
  • Stable platform resists rocking and moving
  • Clamp secures to your door without nails or screws
$24.97 /each

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The RYOBI Door Hinge Template fits most standard door thicknesses. You can secure the robust clamp to your door without having to use screws or nails. The stable platform resists rocking and moving while routing.

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Does this item come with a bit?

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it comes with a router bit, a drill bit ,and a screwdriver bit flat/phillips for your drill
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Yes. Built in storage for it too.
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Yes it does
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Yes it does come with a bit
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February 28, 2016
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Yes. Comes with everything you need, except the router.
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February 23, 2016
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yes
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December 8, 2015
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Sure does Buddy and I would make sure that you don't lose it because the bit is sized to fit the corner. The door hinge template comes with an indent to secure the bit so utilize that so that it is always available otherwise you will be wasting time trying to find a replacement bit.
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November 16, 2015
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Hello Buddy. Unfortunately this unit does not come with a bit. Hope this helps!
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Yes the kit comes with a bit plus the template.
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Yes, it comes with everything you need except the router. I use a dewalt "trim" router and med power dewalt plunge router with this template. I have used a competitor's template for years, but this Ryobi template is easier to use and just a better jig in every respect.
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Can I use this template on a door jamb?

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Hard to use on a door jam Jack if the jam is already installed. Might work in a pre-installed basis though. The door hinge template has a limited range for the thickness of the door of jam and you would have to be careful with you measurement on the placement of the cut since there is little forgiveness after you have done the cut except to enlarge the hinge cut to facilitate the hinge. In either case Read More
Hard to use on a door jam Jack if the jam is already installed. Might work in a pre-installed basis though. The door hinge template has a limited range for the thickness of the door of jam and you would have to be careful with you measurement on the placement of the cut since there is little forgiveness after you have done the cut except to enlarge the hinge cut to facilitate the hinge. In either case that would be sloppy work. Read Less
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No. The jig is designed to fit over and clamp to the door. However as explained my a reviewer in the review section, you can use this jig to make a door jamb jig. Takes a few minutes and would be reusable. If you're a pro, doing lots of doors and jambs, buy a more professional kit ($250 +).
Also, if you are replacing doors, typically you would not mill the door jamb. Just transfer the mortise positions Read More
No. The jig is designed to fit over and clamp to the door. However as explained my a reviewer in the review section, you can use this jig to make a door jamb jig. Takes a few minutes and would be reusable. If you're a pro, doing lots of doors and jambs, buy a more professional kit ($250 +).
Also, if you are replacing doors, typically you would not mill the door jamb. Just transfer the mortise positions from the old door to the replacement door, and you are golden. Beauty of the Ryobi design, is that the open / cut area of the jig makes it easy to align the jig accurately to the marked lines. Perfect match to the jambs every time! Read Less
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No, it is not designed or adaptable to that function. Unfortunately.
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Not directly, no. But you can use it to make a door jamb template. One advantage of the Ryobi is that it employs a pattern bit where the bearing guide is the same diameter as the cutter, thus it routes exactly what you see in the guide opening. Thus you can route the door hinge mortises, then transfer the door mortise marks to a board you will use as your jamb template. Use the jig to the board, taking Read More
Not directly, no. But you can use it to make a door jamb template. One advantage of the Ryobi is that it employs a pattern bit where the bearing guide is the same diameter as the cutter, thus it routes exactly what you see in the guide opening. Thus you can route the door hinge mortises, then transfer the door mortise marks to a board you will use as your jamb template. Use the jig to the board, taking 1/8" to 1/4" passes until you route all the way through. Then nail the template board in place on the jamb and route away using the same pattern router bit. Read Less
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No, it can only be used on doors
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This product is designed to fit over the edge of a door so you can route the door edge for hinges. It isn't designed for routing jambs and I don't think that there is any way that you could use it for that purpose as there is no way to mount it to a door jamb.
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May 18, 2015
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Not directly, but read carefully the review of this product by Pro named DBDWF. He explains how to use the Ryobi template to make a wooden template for door jamb mortises. You will need a table saw to implement his method. He did not, however, explicitly say how he fastened the wooden template to the door frame, but a couple of small nails should work.
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April 26, 2015
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No, but you can make a door frame template using the door hinge template. Refer to my review on April 20, 2015 for an step by step explanation of how to make a door frame template using the door hinge template.
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April 22, 2015
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It does not appear so. I made a plywood template for this purpose. The Porter Cable tool does both I believe.
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No, the tool is designed to clamp onto the side's of the door blank. Look for a jig, Home Depot may have one I do not know. I made my own
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WHAT ROUTER CUTTER DO I NEED FOR A99HT2 TEMPLATE

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Any router should work fine
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1/2 diameter carbide cutter with top mount 1/2" bearing. These are referred to as pattern bits. You may purchase them from many sources including home depot, MLCS, Amazon, etc.
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If you are asking what bit to use, one is included. It stores on the jig itself. It is visible through the top of the clear plastic of the packaging. It is a 1/4-in top bearing flush cut bit. Guide bearing is same diameter as the cutter.
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1/2" pattern router bit with 1/2" ball bearing mounted to the top of the cutter/shaft. There are two types of pattern bits, one has the bearing at the top as used in the Ryobi jig, the other has the bearing mounted below the cutter. Top mounted bearing is required! Technically, any top mounted bearing pattern bit will work, regardless of diameter if you are routing using the 5/8" radius option. But for Read More
1/2" pattern router bit with 1/2" ball bearing mounted to the top of the cutter/shaft. There are two types of pattern bits, one has the bearing at the top as used in the Ryobi jig, the other has the bearing mounted below the cutter. Top mounted bearing is required! Technically, any top mounted bearing pattern bit will work, regardless of diameter if you are routing using the 5/8" radius option. But for 1/4" radius, you need to use the 1/2" bit! Read Less
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a bit is included ...
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The template comes with a router bit including the collar to use with it. The router bit has a 1/4" (common) shank which fits most routers. There is a storage slot on the template to keep the bit with the template which is handy.
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April 26, 2015
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Use the router bit included in the A99HT2 Door Hinge Template Kit.
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Bit is included. It does not seem to make that clear.
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When I bought mine, it came with a bit. If it doesn't, you can use any top-bearing flush cut bit.
For example: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Diablo-1-4-in-Top-Bearing-Flush-Trim-Bit-DR50104/204073451
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the good new is it comes with its own bit, well mine did,a Hinge Mortising Router Bit
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Can you use a laminate trimmer instead of a router and are there latch and strike plate templates available (for same)

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I don't know much about a laminate trimmer, but I'm afraid the base plate would not be large enough to keep it steady on the jig.
Yes Ryobi makes a jig to drill out for your latch or door knob. But I have never seen a jig for the stick plate.
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You could use a laminate trimmer Edward but might experience difficulty in the rounded corners. Guess it would not make a difference if you wanted to square off the corners. The door hinge template is adjustable for a range of sizes on the hinge but would not handle very small or large hinges (check the dimension requirements of the template). This product does not come with a latch and/or strike plate Read More
You could use a laminate trimmer Edward but might experience difficulty in the rounded corners. Guess it would not make a difference if you wanted to square off the corners. The door hinge template is adjustable for a range of sizes on the hinge but would not handle very small or large hinges (check the dimension requirements of the template). This product does not come with a latch and/or strike plate template. That is another product. Read Less
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If you mean a standard trim router such as the Porter Cable or DeWalt, the answer is yes. However, I prefer a little larger base. I use the Dewalt trim router with plunge base and the med-power DeWalt Plunge router with this jig.
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Yes. (and No) The Ryobi Teams's response is odd - I think they do not understand what you are asking. The included instruction sheet has the following as an instruction header: "Using Router or Laminate Trimmer." The kit includes an onboard stowed front support rail to accomodate a smaller router base such as on a laminate trimmer. For the unknowing, a laminate trimmer is just a small version of a router Read More
Yes. (and No) The Ryobi Teams's response is odd - I think they do not understand what you are asking. The included instruction sheet has the following as an instruction header: "Using Router or Laminate Trimmer." The kit includes an onboard stowed front support rail to accomodate a smaller router base such as on a laminate trimmer. For the unknowing, a laminate trimmer is just a small version of a router intended for trimming the edges of countertop laminates. It works very well for door and cabinet hinge work.
No, for the door frame. The unit is for door carcass hinges only. No way to use directly on the frame. You will have to go to something like a Milescraft (or identical Sears Craftsman) kit. Useful, but nothing as easy and simple as this Ryobi jig.
No for latch plates, but Ryobi door lock installation kits include templates and a bit for latch and strike plates. Again, your laminate trimmer would be the ideal routing tool. Read Less
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October 28, 2015
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Hi Edward. You would need a router for the template and the application for wood. We would not suggest the laminate trimmer.
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Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 167 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works as advertised My first try at mortising a hinge and I must say, it came out great. The only thing is, when you set the depth according to the built in gauge, you need to go a little bit more than what it says. Other than that, no problems whatsoever. Much easier than using a chisel. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked great for my replacement doors and was priced right. Does not mar door surface . October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wonderful Purchase Easy to use with good directions. Be sure all adjustments are tight before using router as it can slip. October 18, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by Works Works used on one door hinge not sure if it is going to be good for mass production October 11, 2016
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