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6'' Medium-Duty Quiet Action Lid Support

Prevents lids from slamming shut.
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74% of 100

This lid support is made for medium-duty use including window bench seats and cedar chests. Patented friction discs at the pivot point prevent lids from slamming shut. Smooth-movement lowering action is gentle and controlled and will stop and hold in any position.

(1) Pair of 6" Medium-Duty Quiet Action Lid Supports
(1) Package of mounting screws
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Weight 0.3500
Tech Spec
  • Made of bronzed steel
  • 6" overall length (nominal)
  • Requires 2-3/4" minimum box depth
  • Requires 3/4'' side clearance
Open Degree 90
Finish Bronze
3.7 / 5.0
64 Reviews
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Good Product
The hinge was used on a chest I built and worked as advertised. I am reluctant to do a lot on online shopping mainly because I like to see the product first hand. This hinge looks good and works well. I did open and close the hinge a couple of times before installing it and this did help.
May 21, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I am sure they work well, however, they would not fit on the application I intended. The chest sides have a 2 1/4 cap around the top. That prevented adequate clearance for the lid to close completely.
I hope to be able to utilize them for a future project. If not, oh well.
December 10, 2019
7 months ago
Works great. Holds the lid up and easy to close. You need to manually work the hinge before assembly.
April 2, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
6" Medium Duty Quiet Action Lid Supports that really work!
The goal was to restore an old wooden toy box approx 55 years old with broken hinges and a broken lid support. Once hinges were replaced and chest painted, the Lid Supports were added. I had my doubts, but I was amazed. They worked just fine and held the lid in any open position. When they arrived they were in a fixed open position, and I thought they were defective, but once added to the chest they worked. The chest is now in great condition and the Lid Supports work like a charm! I would recommend these supports, but be sure you select the proper set for the weight they myst hold.
March 30, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great safety hinge for toy boxes.
This is my 2nd pair so far as I have been building the Grandkids toy boxes. These hinges work great and the lid stays where ever you put it.
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March 30, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
stable lid support
I have used this style lid support to hold open a fairly substantial hardwood lid measuring 4/4 X 18" X 24". It does a good job holding the lid in any position from just above closed to fully open.
March 25, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
These are excellent for toy box lids. I’ve used them on at least 15 toy boxes. Result has been no mashed children’s fingers and crying.
January 16, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quality Lid Hinge
This a well made quality lid hinge limit stop. It worked perfectly for a small blanket chest I built from maple.

One suggestion I would have is also sell a product like this one that has adjustable resistance. This product is not adjustable but I do have to say it works fine as is.
December 11, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect for my application - dollhouse with angled sides
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October 10, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Medium Duty Quiet Action Lid Support
The hinges are good quality, easy to install and worked as advertised.
April 6, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
support for cedar chest
Barbara M on Jun 10, 2020
Item looks like it is the best option for my application.
Domenic P on May 7, 2020
support for cedar chest
Barbara M on Jun 10, 2020
tree house trap door
brian o on May 9, 2020
Item looks like it is the best option for my application.
Domenic P on May 7, 2020
color to match handles and soft close for children safety
Michael W on Apr 17, 2020
kevin m on Mar 30, 2020
Building a blanket chest
Paula K on Dec 9, 2019
I have a old chest about 100 years old and it slams shut and opens way back, I hope this will help when I refinish the chest.
DIANNE M on Oct 22, 2019
Making a toy box for my grandson and don't want him to pinch his fingers
Ronald S on Sep 9, 2019
I have an antique chest that I think these hinges will look the best on it. Other good looking hinges in brass were too flimsy.
chris h on Aug 22, 2019
I need a solid support for a hope chest and this had great reviews and it also looks very sharp and strong.
Mary Beth K on Aug 20, 2019
I needed this item to support a 4H grain box lid.
Patrick K on Aug 5, 2019
grandson's toy box
john w on Aug 4, 2019
needed lid support
Rick T on Jul 18, 2019
Needed heavier duty support
Martin S on Apr 7, 2019
Toy Chest lid
John M on Mar 26, 2019
Best product found my particular need.
Ken H on Mar 21, 2019
shallow storage under lid of piano bench
Raymond J on Mar 9, 2019
used before
PETER B on Feb 14, 2019
I purchased this item to replace a broken lid dampener for a chest.
Edmund B on Jan 31, 2019
used before
PETER B on Jan 27, 2019
Previous hinge supports bent with weight of chest lid. Hoping these will bear weight of solid oak.
Karen V on Jan 27, 2019
Hinge to lid for grandson’s minecraft toy box made by my hubby
KAREN HAY A on Dec 25, 2018
I bought these before for a small blanket chest. They worked well so bought again. A little more expensive that others but nice quality.
Robert L on Nov 30, 2018
Building a small blanket chest and I don't want anyone to pinch a finger
Robert L on Nov 18, 2018
Restoring a cedar chest
Larry F on Nov 11, 2018
Can't get at my local home center
Jeffrey G on Oct 20, 2018
hope it will fit in dollhouse roof (lid)where other lid hinges won't
LAWRENCE W on Sep 18, 2018
Building toy box for my Great Grandsons
Tim L on Jun 28, 2018
Good review of product from other woodworkers.
Albert L on Jun 16, 2018
needed something clever
Kathleen L on Jun 13, 2018
Needed lid support for latest project. This one had decent reviews and good price.
Kevin O on Jun 6, 2018
my best option
Scott H on Jun 5, 2018
This is for a toy box and I like the soft closier.
Shawn D on May 30, 2018
Cedar chest hardware
Jason A on May 28, 2018
Constructing 2 Shaker style blanket chests for my granddaughters.
Allan J on Mar 24, 2018
Style of lid support will look good with antique school desk. Most importantly spoke with tech support(Rick) and it will serve the important function of keeping fingers intact.
Ted N on Mar 5, 2018
I built a toy box for a little boy and I wanted to make sure that the lid did not slam on his hands. It is a cedar box and the style of the closures fits with the theme.
Rob on Mar 2, 2018
Hinges for the display case.
Ed G on Jan 21, 2018
I think that this product will solve my problem on a toy box for my granddaughter so that she will not have a lid close on her hands
Preston P on Dec 20, 2017
Was recommended by a friend.
Larry P on Dec 15, 2017
Previous quality purchase from Rockler
Gary P on Dec 13, 2017
The previous items purchased from Rockler have been good quality, and I've received them in a timely manner, and that's tough sometimes in AK.
Louis C on Oct 29, 2017
i chose this item for its quality and strength.
Donna M on Oct 24, 2017
They are by far best made and guaranteed to work
William D on Oct 6, 2017
I have a cedar chest that needs them
Jennifer F on Aug 25, 2017
Fitted my need at a good price
Donald K on Aug 25, 2017
Met my needs for a desk top closer.
Robert H on Aug 20, 2017
i need it
J D on Jun 20, 2017
Better mounting option,
Brian E on May 29, 2017
I chose this product because it looks to be durable enough to hold the lid of a hope chest I built.
Blake G on Apr 28, 2017
tree house trap door
brian o on May 9, 2020
color to match handles and soft close for children safety
Michael W on Apr 17, 2020
How much weight will a pair support?
Stan P on Mar 28, 2018
1) how far down from the top of the chest base are the mounting holes placed? 2) What are the distances from the bottom edge of the lid to each of the lid mounting holes?
Ron B on Jul 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For mounting locations see
How do these hinges Pettit they are stuck in the open position ?
A shopper on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, they hold the lid up nicely. They hold tension. I did have a problem with them because they aren't strong enough to soft close the lid. My Cedar chest was plywood, and they were not enough to slowly close the lid.
Is there any way to tighten the mechanism? When first installed, they seemed to close much more slowly; after about 3 months of use, they now slam shut. Any help appreciated.
Chris G on Nov 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The customer that I used these has not told me of any problem. It might be that your lid of the chest is too heavy for the lid support
Will this hinge go to 90 degrees?
g h on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I was very happy with these hinges
Are these "quiet action" hinges the same as anti-slam hinges? As in you can lower the lid and it will do a controlled, slow fall shut so that you won't get your fingers hit?
Noah K on Oct 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. Check Rockler for the slow close lid supports. This one really just holds the lid open but depending on the weight it could still close pretty hard.
I think I need the inverse of this. I would like to mount a 2’X4’X1” piece of hardwood flat on the wall when closed that could be opened 90 degrees to form a stable work desk/table
Any suggestions?
Dhouchin on Sep 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Since the hinge would be so close to the wall, the surface would have very little support on the outer edge and wobble a lot ... I would suspend the outer edge with chains from above, or some sort of support from below to prevent wobbling ... then you could use any hinge
Do I need to use two or one 6"medium-duty action lid support item #39529 for my three hope chest lids (19 3/4 x 41 1/2 x 13.2 lbs?)
Ronald A on Jul 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: because of the length I would go with two hinges to balance the weight load
What to do when this hinge hyper extends and won’t go back?
Mia C on Mar 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I haven't had this problem and have been very pleased with the purchase. But I wonder if you removed the hinge from the furniture, you might be able to move it back to its correct position
6'' Medium-Duty Quiet Action Lid Support: how do I unlock the hinge? it arrived in the fixed open position.
Susan H on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I had same issue... you need to force it closed (watch your fingers!!!). If you attach it to two scrap boards (for leverage) and then close it it will work as well. It works fine once attached to the piece but the hinge is too strong for just hand open/closed operation. The more you open/close it it will loosen up but you want to minimize that til final install.
So , I noticed that it states that these are lid supports and the use of hinges are necessary. Is there a certain type of hinge needed so that it works in unison with the supports? I am actually building a chest. Some people are calling these hinges so this is confusing. Thanks
dwayne c on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These supports must be used in combination with hinges of some sort. I used these supports along with a piano hinge on a chest and they worked fine.
will these hold a door open in a horizontal position? 12"x 60" 3/4" thick
damon k on Jun 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Damon, a top that is 12"x 60"x 3/4 " is a very large top, and definitely needs two supports.
If two lid supports won't work horizontally, raise the lid all the way up vertically, and or make
an angular support (portable) to place in the box for use as needed.
Just bought these hinges to fix up an old toy chest. But straight out of the bag, they seem stuck in the open position. Should I be able to open and close them by hand? I tried WD40 on one and it didn't help. Maybe they would work if I installed them and they got the right force from the chest lid, but the wood is old and I'm concerned that it would just rip the screws out of the wood. Any advice?
Joey N on May 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Using WD40 on these supports is not a good idea. The plastic inserts will not react well to the oil. You will need to disassemble them and clean off all the WD40 before getting reliable operation from them
Is a piano hinge, or any other hinge required as part of the installation- or is this considered the hinge and support in one?
Jeff R on Dec 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you need a hinge for the lid. This is only a support device.
Hinges are stuck in the open position. Anything I can do or should I ask for an exchange? Paula
Paula C on May 31, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They work very well and are attractive Try a. little oil. If that does not work return them.
How many inch lbs will this hold up ? I have a lid that is 100 inch lbs..
Dennis R on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea, all my boxes are from 30" to 48" x 18", They are good for these. I like them, very easy to install. just 2 screws in the box on both sides and 2 screws in the top, no measurements needed for the top.
I wish to have the lid lock in the partially open position. Will this support lock in the partially open position?
James R on Jul 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No. But it will stay where ever you put it.
I am building a blanket chest, the lid weighs 12.1 pounds, 23”x45” and 3/4” thick. Would these supports work on this lid?
Steve on Mar 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes I built a chest with similar wait and dimensions as you mentioned and they did fine.
Will these supports work with a box style lid?
Chad S on Oct 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no, these are for flat lids rather than box style lids.
Would these hinges work on a piano bench?
Ken K on Aug 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these could be used on a piano bench.
They are stuck in the open position.How can I install them following the distances required if they are stuck? I noticed a pin on the side. Must I pull it out? What is the purpose of that pin?
Bernie on Aug 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are usually just very stiff to operate at first especially in the open position without any weight on them. You can press them against another object and push them closed. The pin is a stop from what I can remember.
I need to have some sort of hinges that will allow me to lift a router table top out of where it is inset into a work bench top. What I am trying to accomplish is to be able to tip the router table up so that I can get to the router mounting without basically standing on my head. This hing _looks_ like it might work but I am wondering whether it will, in effect, allow the back edge of the router table to lift up and over the work bench top rather than trying to pivot _within_ the hole into which the router table has been inset.

Anyone able to answer this?
Ralph W on Jul 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: these are lid supports NOT hinges. you still need to use hinges with the supports. I used them on a toy box lid along with hinges so the lid would not shut on the kid and they worked very well for that. Hope this helped you out
my box and lid is 7/8th" thick, will these supports work?
kovie on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I only have one on a toy box for one of my grandchildren. The toy box is made of 3/4"plywood,
and I only had one support when I finished the box. I now have the second lid support, and will put it in place
when I go where my granddaughter lives; 60 miles away. To me , these lid supports are ideal for use when you
Have a lid that just rests on the top on the top of the box.
Can't I simply open the lid and hinge all the way, then use the mounting holes as a template?
Roland S on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, but the template is available on the Rockler website.
does your medium-duty quit action lid support #39529 require a latch to keep lid closed?
Ronald A on Jul 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not require a latch.
How do these hinges pipit they are stuck in the open position ?Macario when are your guys going to take the wood out from underneath the bridge crossing? thanks Greg
A shopper on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: MYou first guess is that you did not follow the instructions as to mounting the hinges. You must read and measure correctly as shown in the instructions. Just look St the sheet that came with the hinges. Measure correctly and they will worh. That's what I did, without any problems. I do hope this helps. Larry.
will these work on a side of the box that is cut at a forty five degree angle ?
daniel c on Jul 12, 2018
will this lid support work with cabinet hinges item number 55793?
James M on Nov 10, 2016
I am getting conflicting reports on the rated support rates for these small lid supports. One is 15 lbs. the other 25to 30 lbs. these rates for each stay. ?
Bob B on Oct 25, 2016
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