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Blog entry by jim1953 posted 08-31-2010 01:58 AM 4032 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just checking to see the best place to buy european cabinet hinges. Am building my daughters kitchen cabinets and she wants to use the euro style hinges. I am looking at the full overlay and have found a HUGE price difference. In the Grizzly catalog they have some for $1.95 per pair, and other places I have checked they range $5.00 each on up, some even as much as $9.00.
Is this price at Grizzly to good to be true? Or just cheap hinges? Have never used this type before so would like some input/ideas/warnings/help.
Thanks!
Jim

-- Jim, Kentucky



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bunkie

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#1 posted 08-31-2010 03:13 AM

I took the plunge and used the Grizzley hinges on my kitchen cabinet project. I’m very pleased. They work smoothly and were easy to install.

The negatives are obvious: They don’t have the option of damped motion, the selection is limited to the more common types such as the 105 degree openiing. I went with one of the bigger brands for my specialty hinges.

That worked out well for me. I waa able to buy a lot of decent hinges for most of my cabinets at a low cost which made the purchase of the more expensive 165 degree hinges on the corner cabinets a lot less painful.

-- Altruism is, ultimately, self-serving

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tooldad

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#2 posted 08-31-2010 03:26 AM

We purchase our hinges for the school shop from a supplier. Naturally, that is where I get my personal supply also. However, just by the company’s name, you wouldn’t know it was a cabinet supplier from plywood to stain to hardware. For the one piece face frame euro hinges, we pay about a buck each. We have a hinge setting machine, so we are limited on what brand. Not a bad trade off for getting a brand new hinge machine for $600. Sometimes the companies are nice to schools.

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wchips

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#3 posted 08-31-2010 03:29 AM

Try Woodworkers Supply. they have age selection of hinges and other hardware.
www.woodworkers supply.com

-- wchips

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Dan Lyke

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#4 posted 08-31-2010 04:01 AM

I could believe there’s a quality difference. I have a couple of cheap ones, and we’ve gone with Blum in the kitchen because they’ve got a soft-close part that clips on. But aside from the soft-close, I don’t have enough experience one way or the other to tell how both will hold up over 20-30 years of use, just that the cheap ones feel a little lighter weight.

And we bought ours from the local high end lumber yard.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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jayman7

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#5 posted 08-31-2010 04:49 AM

I’ve been satisfied with the blum hinges from wwhardware.com and they have competitive prices. Just remember that they sell every single part separately so be sure to buy all the parts needed for the hinge. You need both the hinge and mounting bracket. (I’ve made that mistake before).

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Dan Lyke

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#6 posted 08-31-2010 04:59 AM

Oh: Other note on the Blums: They’ve got adjustments for every which way, which some of the cheaper ones I have don’t have.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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zlatanv

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#7 posted 08-31-2010 06:45 AM

I have bought some nice hinges, bearing slides and pulls very cheap at csh hardware lots of different choices and at a great price. Its worth a look.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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damjensen

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#8 posted 04-04-2012 07:03 AM

Well, first post here.
Seems like this could be an interesting place.

I am from Europe (Denmark / Scandinavia). Didn’t know so many things are considered “European” ;)

Looking at the sites mentioned above, the hinges you mention seem to be the ones mounted on every IKEA cabinet here. You can buy them as spare, in our country they go for DKK 40 for 3 pcs. That’s around $1.99 each.

IKEA part no. 501.323.76

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DLawlessHardware

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