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Hinge Selection Table


Hinges are a feature that most people don’t give much thought behind. Though their design may be simple, there are many different types of hinges. Don’t know which one is right for you?

Check out our easy hinge selection table to find out:

Hinge Type Description Can Be Used With Features

Hinges made of solid brass with brass plated connecting links

Doors, cabinets and smaller sized furniture

They come in different diameters and are invisible when doors are closed

Connectors that are nearly entirely hidden from view

Doors, cabinets, windows, furniture, displays, etc.

Easy door adjustment and installation

Consists of two rectangular leaves with screw holes joined by a metal rod

Interior or exterior doors

Clean and neat appearance with only the pin showing

Made with two parts: shorter hinge and longer leaf

Used for gates and fences

Can be easily mounted and attached to posts

An intermediate connector passes a constant flow of current between the power source and device in the door

Doors, cabinets, and various furniture with the right components

Allows for extreme control and security with the maximum voltage being 48 volts

A long hinge with narrow leaves and many screw holes designed for a piano (hence the name)

Doors, pianos

Also called a continuous hinge, they are good for high-frequency areas

Shaped like a butterfly when open, pivot hinges reduce stress on the frame and sagging

Flush door applications and some recessed doors

Durable and easy to install, recommended for use in public buildings

Specialty hinges

Various styles and sizes

Different applications based on particular design

Can be manufactured to fit your specific needs or requirements

Consists of a spring mechanism for a self-closing hinge

Doors leading into a garage and outward swinging cabinets

Automatic shutoff and easily adjustable

Used mostly for utility, these hinges consist of two long, narrow leaves extending from one knuckle

Heavy doors, wooden gates, fences

Can be installed on the left or right-hand side

Designed with wider leaves and larger pin diameter

Ideal for doors, gates, cabinets and tool boxes

Extra strength and durability, can be installed on the left or right-hand side

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Power Tools

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Hand Tools

Hand Tools

Measuring & Layout Tools

Measuring & Layout Tools

Sockets & Bits

Sockets & Bits

Tool Storage

Tool Storage

The information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only and is based on information available as of the initial date of publication. No representation is made that the information or references are complete or remain current. This article is not a substitute for review of current applicable government regulations, industry standards, or other standards specific to your business and/or activities and should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. Readers with specific questions should refer to the applicable standards or consult with an attorney.