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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85%of customersrecommend this product44 of 52reviews
Rating Breakdown54 reviews
85%of customersrecommend this product44 of 52reviews
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.
Like other reviewers have noted, while this jig is plastic, it does give accurate results and is very easy to use. The router bit included is sharp and works well on both MDF (hollow core doors) as well as solid wood. As others have noted, you do need to chisel out the corners if you are using square hinges (since all router bits work by rotation). The rounded hinges will fit perfectly into the rounded corners. I'm not sure I would depend on this jig to do loads of doors, but for the typical DIY-er this is going to save a lot of time and frustration compared to hand-chiseling the mortises. For the modest price, it is a very good purchase even if you plan to do just a few doors.
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
I recently replaced 12 doors and used the Ryobi door hinge template. I was surprised how well this relatively inexpensive template worked and how it can be used for various hinge lengths and styles. Worth the money for projects such as mine.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.