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Model #1213

HingeMate300 Ready to Use Drop-in Door Hinge Template System for Routing Hinge, Strike and Latch Plate Mortises

  • Door installation kit helps hanging doors with minimal extra work
  • Door hinge mortiser is easy-to-use, drop-in template jig
  • Centered tape measure tabs and measuring guide for precision
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Product Overview

Rout matching mortises for hinges, strike plates and latch plates into your door 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 wood doors.
  • Contains templates needed to rout hinge, strike plate, and latch plate mortises
  • Rotate hinge templates to achieve 5/8 in. radius or 1/4 in. radius
  • For use with routers and wooden doors/frames
  • 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
  • California residents

Info & Guides

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Specifications

Dimensions

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
180-Day
Router Part/Accessory Type
Template/Guide
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Questions & Answers

7Questions29Answers

will it do 5 inch hindges

Asked by wiz April 12, 2017
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No, the largest template included in this kit is 4 inch.

Will this kit work on an EXTERIOR DOOR JAMB WITH THE RABBETED JAMB FOR RECEIVING THE DOOR.

Asked by ReadAl March 13, 2017
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Yes, but you may need to shim the bracket up depending on the door stop thickness.

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

Asked by JK November 16, 2016
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Yes, it will work on the door as well as the jam.

So far the strike plate jigs look sweet hanging on my shop wall...but how are theyou actually used on a door jamb???

Asked by Carpenter September 17, 2016
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Without a door stop they work perfectly on the jamb for the strike plate. You may need to shim up the bracket if the door stop is already installed.

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

Asked by TMT June 11, 2016
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There are no preset adjustments for a door that is 1.5 inches thick. You could shim the template bracket to allow the latch template to be centered on the door with the 1 3/8 setting though.

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

Asked by Paul December 29, 2015
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I find that a trim router once set up is easier to use, but if you are comfortable using the big guy, have at it

What is the shaft size of the router bit?

Asked by ironwildman October 13, 2015
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The router bit has a standard 1/4 inch shank.

Customer Reviews

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  • 86% recommend this product
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There are two problems with this kit. First, all of the templates are larger than the final size...
There are two problems with this kit. First, all of the templates are larger than the final size of the cut out. This makes for needless difficulty when trying to duplicate or modify an existing installment. Secondly, the bit provided has an offset too small for the templates. As a result, the cutout ends up being too large allowing the hinge to move inside (at least 1/16" inch up and down) which decreases the strength of the hinge and invites problems with doors getting out of adjustment or sagging. This probably isn't an issue with a narrow 1 3/8" hollow door but is a major problem with a wide 1 3/4" thick solid door which weighs SUBSTANTIALLY more (hence my altering existing 3.5" hinges to 4" hinges which required me to enlarge the existing hinge mortise.)
by DJ
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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.
by RadeksWorkshop
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template
if something happens to the plastic template, you can't get a replacement without purchasing a whole new kit.
by gary
Easy to use, hinges fit perfectly....
Easy to use, hinges fit perfectly.
by angry1
Easy to use and many combinations
Easy to use and many combinations
by Hump
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It worked very well. Did the job perfect. I wouldn’t...
It worked very well. Did the job perfect. I wouldn’t say it lines up perfectly but it’s just as easy to line it up by eye.
by KD
1 person found this helpful
Tried it out and used different thickness of woods ....
Tried it out and used different thickness of woods . Worked excellent.
by GREGORY
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