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Rockler Lid-Stay Torsion Hinges

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Rockler
Model:
25311
Price:
$22

Description

* Hinge and lid support
* Heavy-duty cast-zinc
* Designed to fit 3/4" thick stock
* Hinges are available in 30, 40, and 60 inch-pound ratings
* Innovative torsion mechanism tested to 25,000 cycles

WOOD magazine review

Specialty hinges prevent slamming chest lids

Review Summary

I’ve designed and built lots of toy boxes and blanket chests over the years, and I’ve never found lid hinges that work as well as Rockler’s Lid-Stay Torsion Hinges. Based on the concept of laptop computer hinges, these Lid-Stays hold a lid in place at any angle, preventing it from dropping onto the chest. That’s especially valuable when children reach into a toy box to retrieve toys.
But these hinges aren’t universal for all projects: Heavier lids will require specific hinges based on its size and weight. Fortunately, Rockler has a torsion calculator on its Web site to help you find the right hinges, available in three sizes and two colors (bronze and silver). —Tested by Kevin Boyle

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

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