Skip to main content
SKU: 1213

HingeMate300™

Ready To Use Drop-in Template System for Routing Hinge, Strike and Latch Plate Mortises


(3 customer reviews)

$34.99

View Replacement Parts
<< Back
HingeMate300™ - Replacement Parts

Hang doors like a pro with the HingeMate300™. This kit is great for installing new doors or replacing/repairing existing doors. The HingeMate300™ comes with the tools and templates required to route doors and jambs for hinges, strike, and latch plates.

Steel Template Frame

  • Durable steel frame with adjustable cams allow for 1-3/4” and 1-3/8” door settings
  • Can be mounted to both door and jamb

1/2” Router Bit Included

  • Tip made of durable tungsten carbide
  • Router bit with ball bearing eliminates the need for a bushing

Templates

  • Contains templates needed to rout hinge, strike plate, and latch plate mortises
  • Rotate template to achieve 5/8” radius or 1/4″ radius

*Some chiseling required for templates with square corners. CornerChisel™ sold separately.

Specs

  • Template Frame Material:

    Steel

  • Template Material:

    ABS Plastic

  • Includes:

    1/2″ router bit

  • Router Bit Set Screw, Hex Size:

    1.5mm

  • Hinge Template Sizes:

    2-1/2″, 3″, 3-1/2″, 4″, and 4-1/2″

  • Strike Plate Template Sizes:

    1-1/8″ x 2-3/4″ and 1-1/2″ x 2-1/4″

  • Latch Plate Template Sizes:

    1″ x 2-1/4″, 1-1/8″ x 2 1/4″, and 1-1/8″ x 2-3/4″

  • Screw Size:

    #6 Phillip Pan Head Screw

Reviews

Simon Levinson
Simon Levinson
Reviewer
3/5
I would have rated this otherwise excellent jig a lot higher but for the lack of precise registration marks to align the jig with measured hinge, strike, and latch plate placements. The plastic templa...
Show More
3 years ago
anonymous
anonymous
Reviewer
5/5

Took about 10 min to figure out how this worked. After that hinge mortiseing is a snap. Highly recommend!!

4 years ago
Donald T
Donald T
Reviewer
5/5

Sets up quickly, works better then expected for the price.

5 years ago

3 reviews for HingeMate300™

  1. Donald T

    Sets up quickly, works better then expected for the price.

  2. anonymous

    Took about 10 min to figure out how this worked. After that hinge mortiseing is a snap. Highly recommend!!

  3. Simon Levinson

    I would have rated this otherwise excellent jig a lot higher but for the lack of precise registration marks to align the jig with measured hinge, strike, and latch plate placements. The plastic templates themselves have slotted tabs that could have worked, but these are on the outside of the template and can’t be aligned directly to a scored line on the door or jamb edge. Instead, one has to resort to cobbled solutions using small measuring tools to crudely transfer the template tab slot to the work and then eyeballing the placement. Might I suggest putting an alignment mark on the metal template holder, say at half the distance of the template widths? I’ll certainly do this myself by filing a groove at the appropriate location.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FAQs

What should I do if the stop on the jamb prevents the template frame from going over it?

If the stop on the door jamb exceeds the height of the template frame, you will want to create a shim or spacer to accommodate the additional height that you will need. Please be sure that the router bit will still properly ride along the inside of the hinge template after your spacer is in place.

 

What should I do if the stop on the jamb prevents the template frame from going over it?

If the stop on the door jamb exceeds the height of the template frame, you will want to create a shim or spacer to accommodate the additional height that you will need. Please be sure that the router bit will still properly ride along the inside of the hinge template after your spacer is in place.