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Old 05-02-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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How to install interior door slab hinges.


I need to install 10 Masonite interior door slabs. What is the best way to mortise the hinges. I've read about trouble with using the hinge templates for a router, but am afraid to try my hand at chiseling them out. The hinges have a 5/8 inch radius on them which makes the process a little harder. What does the average carpenter use on a daily basis ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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We mostly use a router and templates. Once in a while when I'm too lazy to set the template up, I'll use a hammer-tapped butt marking gauge along with a utility knife, then chisel it the rest of the way.
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Why don't you do yourself a favor and just get square hinges.
There is no, "trouble" with a router if you know what you're doing.
If you don't want to use a router or a chisel, hire someone who can use a tool.
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I agree with Ron. Hint: one edge of each door is beveled slightly, to close on the latch side without binding. Be safe, G
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10 doors, 2 or 3 hinges each??

do you have a router if so go to any home center and get the porter cable hinge template. comes with the router bit. very easy to use for square or round hinges and costs about $25. bucks.
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