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Forum topic by bruc101 posted 11-07-2016 07:39 PM 489 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-07-2016 07:39 PM

I need 2 of these hinges that will hold up a wood countertop 1 1/2” thick x 40” long x 24” wide. It’s going to be heavy and will need to stay open to get to a Yeti ice cooler.

I can find light weight ones but no heavy duty. Does anyone know where I could find them?

Thanks in advance

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#1 posted 11-07-2016 08:52 PM

Look up lid stays or lid support hinges there’s about a million different choices.
I’ve bought something similar from Rockler.

Good luck


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#2 posted 11-08-2016 06:31 AM

Rocker. maybe?

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#3 posted 11-08-2016 08:21 AM

You asked about hinges, but what you want are lid stays—- as noted by Aj2

I’ve used several types. Sugatsune makes a series that look very much like your pic and come in different capacities.

Gas springs are another option.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#4 posted 11-09-2016 01:39 PM

Thanks for your replies and info guys. I ended up being sent to a company by most of the hinge companies, actually down in Atlanta.

Here is what they told me I needed and the necessary measurements they needed to handle the weight of the top.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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