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I'm hoping someone can help me.. I need to make a jig for installing door hinges. It has to be something fairly portable as I will be taking it with me from job to job. If anyone has any ideas or has actually made one, I would appreciate your input and direction.

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Welcome to the forum Mike, type "door hinge jigs" in the search box at the top of the page, I'm sure answers to this question will be there.

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I'm hoping someone can help me.. I need to make a jig for installing door hinges. It has to be something fairly portable as I will be taking it with me from job to job. If anyone has any ideas or has actually made one, I would appreciate your input and direction.

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Welcome to the forum; there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. I have constructed a number of jigs for a variety of size hinges from the standard door hinge to a hinge 25mm long suitable for small box construction. These can be constructed in your own workshop at little cost.
Just a reminder; there is more that can be achieved when the router is held in the plunge mode, check out the material below.
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Hi Mike

Here's a great one, it can be used in many ways not just for door hinges,just by removing the red knobs...and it comes with a GREAT router bit..

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Hi Mike, For hanging doors I use a Porter Cable Hinge Butt Template Kit. It comes in a case for portability & is adjustable for different hinge lengths & can accommodate up to 4 hinges on a heavy door. Use it to mortise the door then move it to door jamb to mortise without moving placements. Once setup on first door it can be used multiple times until finished. Not cheap but will last many years without wearing out. Comes with everthing all you need is a router. You could make a template but you can not match the adjustable durability of a professional unit. If you are planning on hanging many doors over & over then this is the route I would suggest. I would also suggest a door boring jig to compliment the hinge template kit for professional results.

You could buy a cheap unit plastic Porter Cable unit from places like Lowe's. With this one it is small & does one hinge at a time. You have to move for each hinge. It is does have some adjustability but does not have the speed that the kit has. I use these kits to hang doors. I have the cheap Porter Cable templates I keep in the bottom of my tool box for backup when the kit is not available but will use the kit over the cheap one if both are available.

Delta Machinery|Porter Cable Product Details for Hinge Butt Template Kit - Model # 59381

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Delta Machinery|Porter Cable Product Details for Door hinge template - Model # 59370

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