Replacing old hinges on cabinets

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Forum topic by Laham posted 04-14-2013 08:05 AM 697 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-14-2013 08:05 AM

I’m trying to replace cira 1955 inset hinges with new 3/8” self-closing inset hinges. I am using a Stanley centering punch to start the screws but I’m still getting misalignment between the upper and lower hinge and twisting when I set the screws. What’s the solution?

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#1 posted 04-14-2013 02:43 PM

To insure accurate straight holes I have several different sizes of the drill bit guide pictured below. I would PRACTICE a few test pieces using this before doing it on the real deal rather than learn the hard way. Just a suggestion. Google self centering drill bit guides and you have lots of options and price points.

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