Good looking, smooth-turning hinges with removable pins
We had the opportunity to install these satin nickel Everbilt Smooth Action Operation hinges (1002 316 485) “side by side” with a set of Everbilt Ball Bearing hinges (1002 316 516) on adjacent doors.
Both doors were light weight, interior, wood 6-panel. Both hinges perfectly replaced the old 3 ½” tall, ⅝” radius brass hinges. Both designs have removable pins which are easy to tap out and pop the door off without unscrewing the hinges from the door or frame. Both 3-packs included 1 extra screw - a nice touch if you lose one!
Both hinges worked perfectly on the doors with no discernable difference in operation, swinging freely, with no squeaks or creaks. There are a few differences, some of which can be seen in the side-by-side pics.
The Smooth Action hinges are less expensive.
The Smooth Action hinges have some resistance when just holding them in your hand, but felt the same once installed.
The Smooth Action hinges lack the “security tab” of the Ball Bearing hinge (see pics), but this only matters for exterior doors.
And, of course, the Smooth Action hinges do not have ball bearings, which are supposed to last longer without binding or squeaking.
If you have a lightweight door where security isn’t an issue, the Smooth Action hinges will be just fine and save a couple of dollars per set, which will really add up if you’re updating a whole house!
But if you have a heavy door or an exterior door with the pin exposed, the Ball Bearing hinges are worth the extra couple of bucks.
Regardless they’re both good looking with quality feel and operation. I intend to get more to finish replacing the remaining old, brass hinges in the house.
Note: We received this item free from Home Depot’s “Seeds” program. Home Depot only asked that we provide an honest review.
Durable, Easy to Install, Nice Design, Sturdy, Stylish, nice finish, removable pin