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Old 09-05-2014, 09:14 PM   #1
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Can these hinges be removed without unscrewing?


Hi all,

We are going to repaint cabinets in our kitchen. The hinges are the fully concealed type, but I'm not sure if I can remove without backing the screws out. Is there some kind of special tool that fits into the housing, or a "pin" that goes into that tiny hole on the left side of the first image that will pop these off?

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Old 09-05-2014, 09:23 PM   #2
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Not familiar with that exact style hinge but I have used many many euro hinges. Push or try to lift the plastic part to see if it will release. I know many of the euro hinges will.

If you do have to remove the screw to remove, be sure to mark where the hings is to make it easier to reinstall. I know this sounds stupid but if you remove several doors to paint be sure to number the doors, they can be tough to guess which door goes where.
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I think it is risky to think that hinge will separate easily somehow. The hole may be for a push pin or a lever, but you'd be betting on finding a replacement that would fit.
Because the hinge looks like cast iron, and non adjustable, it may be older/cheaper hinge that does not have all the bells and whistles.
The hole for the door side is usually standard, but the inset from the edge may be different and the door may not close (hitting the frame) or too far away from the frame.
I think it is actually easier to unscrew the frame side screw. Hand start then remove gently with power tool. Hold the door. Rescrew with power tool at low torque and finish by hand. Even by hand, stop when tight and don't try to over tighten. You can always tighten it if the screw becomes loose.
Door side screws may come off as well, but if you feel resistance, stop. The screw may have an anchor and not designed to be removed.
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Don't look like Travis is coming back to this thread. LOL
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I'm here! Thought I'd let it marinate for a week or so. Sounds like they're gonna get unscrewed! We are going to start the project this weekend. The advice and feedback is highly appreciated!!
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Jim I did give it a go on the plastic part but the more I tried the more it felt like I was on the verge of breaking it. Ace Hardware is actually a dealer of thst particular brand so my last ditch effort is to go there with the pics and see if they know definitively. Thanks again all, the community has been a great help here in the early days of my home ownership.
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Hey Travis, good to see you back. It is hard to keep up with all the changes they make with the euro hinges, it seems like it is an on going thing. I have used that style and brand name but not the way that one is made, does that make sense. So I am very little help other than just guessing, sorry.
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Makes total sense. I searched online endlessly for that specific hinge to get a part number or any additional info, but all I can find are the most current version of it where it is identical other than that "bridge piece" that now has a screw in it for easy removal.
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If you are replacing the hinges I would check out Blum hinges.They may fit the same hole pattern and are an excellent hinge.They are also snap lock.
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Thank you. Not looking to replace at all, was just hoping to be able to remove doors without unscrewing from either the box or doors. Thanks again!
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That looks like the soft close spring. Just bite the bullet and unscrew the hinges.
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I've messed with those before....you do NOT want to try and take it apart.

They are very much like a Blum hinge.

Remove the screws on the door first. The body of the hinge fits in the hole and more or less holds the door on while you unscrew it. Once the screws are out, just pull the door off. Then remove the hinge from the face frame.
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