Reviews for "Concealed Hinge Jig"


Drilling Depth

The jig drills slightly over 1/2" deep when adjusted as described in the instructions. This depth places the tip of the bit very close to the opposite surface when drilling 5/8 material. To prevent breakout you need to tightly clamp backing to the opposite side and shim the bit to reduce the drilling depth. I added a washer on the bit between the stop and the jig to reduce the drilling depth. With the modification and backing, the jig worked quite well.The jig should include more adjustment for the drilling depth.

     

Jurista Dave

April 20, 2017

First Time worked like a charm!!!

This is the easiest jig I've ever used. Can't go wrong with this jig. I would recommend this to anyone. It works just like it's demonstrated in the videos. I was apprehensive when I first tried the jig, and did it on the piece of scrap, but it worked like a charm cutting the hole and then I placed the pilot holes for the screws.

     

Steven Castaneda Jr.

December 27, 2016

Just Purchased

Well, I just had the opportunity to use this new jig. I had never installed concealed hinges prior to this, and after a few test holes, getting it all dialed in (super simple by the way), I was off and running making perfect holes in my new doors. I wish the instructions from the hinge manufacturer had been this clear and simple. There is only one thing that would take this tool from good to great; the pilot hole guides would be GREAT if there was a metal bushing (like the pocket hole kit) on the inside of the hole guide; as I see it, these are going to wear out VERY quickly. Another great product from Kreg. Keep up the good work.

     

David Erwin

December 10, 2016

Big Fan!

I could actually rate this if Amazon would ship it! I have cabinet doors laying all over my shop waiting.

     

John Stuck

November 16, 2016

Great jig at a fair price

I'll preface this review by saying that I had been shopping for a concealed hinge jig for a while and had primarily been considering what Rockler offers, but, their Jig It products for this application start at $69. So, when Kreg introduced this jig, I had to give it a shot due to the cost. Having just used this on an entire kitchen's worth of cabinet doors, I can comfortably say that this jig is a good buy overall. Sure, you have to move clamps and switch bits for every hinge that you bore, but, that's alright once you get into a rhythm. My only complaint about the product is that the accuracy of the 1/16" pilot holes for the hinge screw connection is just so-so. You end up having to hold the hinge down when you install it to make sure it doesn't end up crooked. A minor inconvenience. Also, I'm not 100% enthusiastic about the all plastic construction and how long it'll last, but, so far so good. One tip: if you're lucky enough to have two drills, it will save you from having to switch between the forstner bit and the 1/16" bit.

     

Tom Brennan

October 3, 2016