Homemade chests or cabinetry can be some of the most rewarding projects a woodworker can produce. But if your potential client is a youngun’ with fingers just begging to be smashed, you have to consider their safety when designing your project. For all those items out there with closing doors or lids, Rockler has developed these stay-open hinges.
These torsion hinges are designed to be used with standard 3/4″ stock, making them ideal for many different cabinet, chest, or wardrobe designs. The greatest part is their operation – they open easily and stay open at whatever angle you leave them. This prevents unintended slamming or dropping of the lid when little fingers may be in the way.
Rockler machines these hinges from heavy-duty cast-zinc and they are available in 30, 40, and 60 inch-pound torsion ratings.