The Ryobi Door Hinge Template is designed to work with almost any door hinge. This door hinge template fits most standard door thicknesses. The robust clamp secures to the door without the use of screws or nails.
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83%of customersrecommend this product39 of 47reviews
Rating Breakdown49 reviews
83%of customersrecommend this product39 of 47reviews
I was hesitant to purchase this due to some of the negative reviews but I needed to replace ( 8 ) doors and the chisel was not an option. I hate plastic anything especially in tools and jigs but this one works great. Two problems I read about was the 5/8 radius was off and the jig wood give too much when tightening to the door. There is no reason to over tighten because it grips very well and out of the 8 doors I replaced, the jig or template never moved and the 5/8 radius was perfect. End of day it is like brand new and will do many more doors. The best tool to use is a laminate router because it is much lighter.
I am a finish carpenter of over 30 years and usually mortise hinges with a router freehand. I purchased pre-finished oak raised panel and half glass doors and decided to try the Ryobi Door Hinge Template because it clamps to the door while other jigs need to be nailed which is ok if you are painting the door. I measured the existing hinge, marked the door clamped the template turned on mo router and in 10 seconds I was done and the hinge fit like a glove for under $30 this is a must if you are a novice or a pro. Ryobi needs to make a jamb template to match
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Sturdy, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
Just purchased a new Solid Core Interior door from HD and needed to add my own hinge locations. I purchased one of these units and together with my Makita Laminate Trimmer (router), it made the job quick and effortless. Absolutely Professional results!
The only reason I dropped one star on quality was that the vice-bar that tightens to the door initially would start to bow when the screw-down was tightened. This may not be a problem and may last a long time. It did not affect the quality of my cuts, but I only did one door (so far). Just would have felt like a higher quality if the bar had been of a more rigid material.
Pros: Easy to Use, All In One, Accurate, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
It's plastic, so not the sturdiest thing in the world, but treat it kindly and it gets the job done. Given that it includes the router bit you need, it's well worth the money. Before I bought this, I spent 45 minutes building my own jig, and it only lasted for one door. Save the hassle, buy this, and get 'er done!
This jig leaves good, clean, accurate lines if you use it right. Just be aware that it's pretty flimsy--don't overtighten it on the door. Not a jig for pros, I imagine it would not last through much wear and tear. And if you're using hinges that have square corners, make sure you have a chisel handy--the trim bit it includes is pretty fat, so leaves a rather big spot of waste in the corners.
My daughter wanted to replace the doors in her house and asked me to help. My first thought was having to chisel all the hinges out and the time. I then saw this device in The Home Depot and wandered why I had never used it before. It is quick and simple to use and I would never go back to the old way of making a hinge recess.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Accurate, Strong, Good Size & Weight, Long-Lasting
Includes everything but the router. Even the bit is included. I am not very experienced with a router, but was able to use this product and flawlessly cut hinge pockets on my door slabs. When finished, the doors fit perfectly int the existing jambs. Each door only took about five minutes to cut the 3 pockets. It was just easy and results are very professional. Much better than chiseling!
easy to use, professional results and the router bit is included. I liked how the template clamped to the door, only negative thing that Ryobi should note is that the clamping plate will flex if over tightened being it is made of plastic.
After trying porter cable's door jig version, I decided to give the Ryobi's door hinge jig a try. I used it on two 1-1/2" thick oak doors and I am somewhat satisfied. I like the fact that the jig comes with a clamp which allows you to easily lock the jig in place. I used this jig to make mortises for 3-1/2" hinges. Because the router bit's guide is slightly larger in diameter than that of the actual bit, the length of the initial mortise was 1/16" too small. I had to unlock the jig, move it by 1/16" (in this case, to the left), reclamp it, and use the router again to finish the mortise. Overall, however, I am content to use this jig again.
I hung 3 interior doors and this jig worked flawlessly! This was the first time I have ever hung doors. I am a novice with the router that I just purchased (also a ryobi). The hinges fit perfectly and it was a very professional looking installation. What a time saver from using a chisel. I still had to chisel out the latches on all three doors (should have bought the Ryobi latch installation tool also I guess?) and chiseling one latch took longer that mortising all three doors for the hinges. It is made of plastic so I don,t know how long it will last if you hang a lot of doors? I highly recommend this jig to anyone that knows how to use a router.
If you have never hung a door before you will enjoy this product. I would suggest practice on the old door first before you start hacking at the new one. Be careful with hollow/closet doors, you can break them. With solid doors this tool works the best.
I have to add another notch on the all for this one. I thought I was able to use this jig to rout side hinges on a cabinet I am making. this is only for doors. I might need it in the future I will have it
This jig Functioned well enough. I would like to see a beefier, more rigid clamping pad that clamps without flexing or warping. Also, onboard storage for the pilot drill bit and Phillips screw tip would be helpful, just as there is one for the beaded router bit.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Size & Weight, Light Weight
I used to have a wood jig I used for door hinges but I lost it and didn't get around to replacing it and a job came around on short-notice to fit 8 door blades into existing frames. I was really hoping to find the Porter Cable hinges template but HD doesn't seem to carry that any longer and only offers the plastic ryobi product which I bought figuring on keeping me expectations very low. This product actually performed and fairly well. The mortise was a perfect fit and the depth was consistent for the hinges. The jig is held in place solidly with the clamp... however it's all plastic except the screw and the plate that presses against the door will deform if you crank too hard. If you watch what your doing you realize it doesn't take much for the clamp to grab and it won't slip, which is great because that is about the worst thing that could happen with a jig like this.
The included bit is decent and cuts smooth. The bit depth settings are also built into the jig and I found this to be accurate and a good feature. The holder built into the jig is a bit fidgety and I think ultimately it's poorly designed because it could lead to an injury trying to get the bit in and out because you need to grab around the cutters for removal. Best to leave the bit in your router bit storage container.
Would I buy it again.. probably. It outperformed the expectations Ryobi's power tools have left me with over the years.
Pros: Easy to Use, All In One, Accurate, Good Size & Weight
Cons: questionable bit storage, long term durability could be an issue