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high quality hinge
Posted by Unknown on Oct 3rd 2019
Use the available template to cut the mortises with, otherwise you will have a sloppy (probably loose) install. The template is a little expensive but you can not do a proper install without it. I used a single template but two might be a little faster. Make sure you maintain the relative positions of the mortise when cutting the remaining mortises. I used clamps to make sure there was no movement of the two pieces. Do NOT cut the mortise deeper than the hinge leaf depth.
Posted by Jack on Dec 28th 2018
These hinges are top quality and arrived quickly
Posted by Timothy R. Dixon on Nov 16th 2018
Perfect for my use,
purchased Jigs to go along with hinges and the hinges fit perfectly, now if I could just route square corners
Posted by Ed on Mar 13th 2017
I've used these many times on the small boxes I make, they're the best I've found. Substantial and no slop.
Posted by Jerry Hindan on Dec 23rd 2016
I purchased two sets of 103's for keepsake boxes I am making for my grandchildren. I compared the Brusso with other hinges at Woodcraft and Rockler. There is simply no comparison, these are the best hinges on the market.
The installation instructions are not that good. For the price you pay for the hinges there should be better instructions; with and without the templates. I did a test piece with a handmade jig dowloaded from Fine Woodworking. i could not get a perfect cut. i purchased the templates and the installation was precise. You have to be careful even with the templates, they have to be perfectly aligned before routing. I also had to trim down the bushing to match the template. Brusso should offer a bushing that will work with their templates.
All in all....I would purchase any product from Brusso, along wth the templates to make the installation perfect.
Great little hinges
Posted by Unknown on Mar 24th 2016
These hinges are perfect for small boxes. I have used cheaper hinges in the past, and they have caused me a lot of trouble. These precision made hinges are worth every penny. Some reviews have complained about the screws, but I had no trouble with them. I just drilled the correct size holes.
Posted by chip on Mar 10th 2016
as an amateur wood crafter, getting advice about your products from a pro. proved to be right-on. I will continue to use Brusso, the best hard ware on the market. I will replace the screws with square drive in the future.
Posted by Mike Smith on Oct 6th 2015
The hinges are excellent quality. I usually replace the screws with square drive after pre-drilling , etc. Your web site installation instructions could use some review. You might look at the ones on Lee Valley for installing knife hinges. A picture is worth a lot of words. I always mortise slightly deeper than the thickness of the leaf. If not, you'll have a small gap between the box lid and the case. This is an example of info not included in yur instructions.