1) Submitted by
J. David Schmelzer, from Waynesboro, PA
I used the Roto-Hinge on luggage racks for in the guest rooms at my bed & breakfast They work perfectly in this application, and I'm making more to give to family as gifts as well as spares for when guests bring more than one suitcase!
2) Submitted by
John Hutchinson, from Delaware, OH
I couldn't have pulled off the rotating portion of my toy/candy box without them. I used a pair of the 3/8" size. Although I could have used simple wooden axles at the leg and wheel connections, I decided to go with Roto Hinges throughout to eliminate slop and give the project a more refined look. In total, there are 10 Roto Hinges in the box. The hinges are nothing less than exquisite pieces of engineering.
3) Submitted by
K Hopp, from Milford, MI
I used these to repair a set of TV tables that had a large rivet and nylon bushing between the legs. The hardest part was drilling out the old rivets! The Roto Hinges went in perfectly and a little wood plug filled the hole left by the rivet. They are not any more stable than the rivets were as far as the TV table repair but they won't wear into the wood like the rivet did. I am sure there are other applications where this blind hinge would be perfect
4) Submitted by
Jennifer Jensen, from San Antonio, TX
I found a set of plans for some snack trays that called for the Roto-Hinge. I hadn't heard of them before and was fortunate enough to find them at Rockler. The hinge is easy to install and works beautifully for my application! I would highly recommend this specialty product!
5) Submitted by
Dave King, from Brant Lake, NY
While I rated these hinge very good, in reality, I decided not to use them, and they are in my drawer awaiting the proper application. What I was making was a folding "camp" stool, which is just one square frame that nests/pivots inside another. If you are using bolts for "hinges" you can assemble the 2 frames separately and then just bolt them together. To use the roto hinges I would have had to assemble the hinged members of the two frames first and then assemble the remainder of the two frames "around" the already hinged members. I decided that that approach complicated the construction too much, so I just used traditional bolts.
I probably didn't explain that clearly enough, but my point is this; before you decide to use these for a given project, think about the assembly order that will be required. You may find, as I did, that the roto hinges add an unwanted complication to your project.
6) Submitted by
N. Russell Walden, from Cumming, GA
Perfect for my application. Size was exactly right on all pieces.
7) Submitted by
Robert M. Rosser, from Boaz, AL
First time to use this item and was very please with it's action and fit.