I made myself a routing jig for hinging doors today out of a piece of
architrave. It works OK for the doors themselves but of course I can't
get the full cut out of the door frames with it because of the rebate.
The only thing I can think of it to build another jig to do the frames
but this means carrying two jigs, resetting the router and the
possibility of mismatching cuts.
Buying the Trend jig is not on because of the need to have the hinges
set at the distances specified by the owner, which will vary from job
to job. Besides, the latest ones are (or were last time I looked) £70
for a four hole jig and £40 for a three.
Easier to do it by hand with a bit of practice. You need a sliding
bevel. sharp knife or scribing point , marking guage, sharp chisel or
If you try to use a router then you end up fiddling with jigs etc and
needing different ones for different jobs, not to mention the noise,
dust, general inconvenience, why bother it's no quicker, though
perhaps it could be in a production set up for long runs.
firstname.lastname@example.org (jacob) wrote in message
If you have the jig and a router then it is a vast saving. I got mine
from someone at work but never used it. Then one day I looked at it
again and saw it had the right bit in it and a "top-hat" as part of
It makes a tremendous saving if you are doing a lot of houses. I am a
second fix joiner. The doors I am fitting at the moment are hardboard
faced so routing is easier for even just one door. (I hate that
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