The agony of small hinges and #2 screws...

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Forum topic by DKV posted 12-18-2013 11:12 PM 911 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-18-2013 11:12 PM

After suffering through many episodes of cussing and swearing at tiny hinges and tiny screws I think I have hit on the solution.

The small racheting screwdriver is from Lowes and comes with 0, 00 and 000 bits.
The center finder is a Stanley and I had to grind the tip a bit so it would sit in the hinge hole for punching.
The screw starter is from Lee Valley but you can find almost anywhere.
And, the double sided tape to hold the hinge in place while you punch.

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 12:00 AM

Tiny screws (especially brass screws) and hard wood: predrill the holes, and wax the screws.

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 12:08 AM

Also use steel screws first then replace with the brass.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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