This is a single aperture hinge jig suitable for all doors. It is a lightweight jig, easy to use with minimal set up time. Once set for the size of hinge, cutting the recess on the door frame requires no further adjustment. This jig gives quick and accurate results. It is suitable for hinges from 50mm(2") to 127mm(5") long and with leaf widths between 6.5mm(1/4") and 35mm(1.3/8"). The body has engraved markings for easy measurement and setting. The hinge jig is made of 12mm thick High Pressure Laminate, dimensionally stable and with a lifetime guarantee never to warp; additional parts are aluminium. The end datum stop controls the 3mm gap between the top of the door and frame. The jig comes with the clamping plate accessory and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Additional equipment required: 1/2" router, 12mm straight cutter, 16mm guide bush, screwdriver, two bradawls or two clamps.
8 March 2018
Hinge jigJig arrived today, unboxed to find I had to build it, not a problem. A couple of minutes later having watched the video was straight forward. I agree with Chris in regards to the photo copied black and white instructions leaflet (come on, £70 and you can't provide a decent instruction manual? Try and take note at the Trend jig instruction manuals). It would also be good if you could put the second video up so that I could have a look at the door frame side, ideally before Saturday when I have to fit 4 doors, lol. Would be nice if you did a bag for it as well so you can store the little odds and sods. Overall though, looks to be a good piece of kit.
Chris Barnett, serious diyer
9 November 2017
After early teething troubles, nice productHadn't expected to have to build this. Attaching the clamping plate to the jig proved difficult. There is a nut embedded in the plate to take the adjuster screw. One nut was slightly misaligned and I threaded the screw. Axminster kindly replaced and I got jig up and running. Poor copied build instructions could be much improved. Excellent video on the site, but where's part 2 that presumably shows the use of the jig on the frame?