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10mm Diameter Hidden Barrel Hinges, pair
10mm Diameter Hidden Barrel Hinges, pair Item #28555
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12mm Diameter  Hidden Barrel Hinges, pair
12mm Diameter Hidden Barrel Hinges, pair Item #13516
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14mm Diameter Hidden Barrel Hinges, pair Item #28563
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Just drill two holes to install these hinges. Hidden Barrel Hinges are made of solid brass with brass plated steel connecting links. Metric measurement is the diameter of barrel.

(1) Pair of Hidden Barrel Hinges
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Weight 0.1200
Tech Spec Minimum wood thickness for hinges:
  • 10mm is used on 1/2" stock
  • 12mm is used on 5/8" stock
  • 14mm is used on 3/4" stock
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Hinge replacement
Project was to repair an old sewing cabinet for a friend. Found the correct hinges at the Rockler Store in Orlando. Easy installation made the project quick and easy.
March 26, 2020
3 months ago
Worked well
I used them as the hinges for a backgammon board. They were fairly easy to install. The 'tightening' fixture (screw) needed a little help (glue) to keep the barrels from sliding out a fit when opening/closing the box, but it all worked out well
January 8, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great hinge
The are the best hidden hinges I have found
July 15, 2018
over 5 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Well made hinges
I bought a set of these hinges to try out on a jewelry box and was very happy with the result. It eliminates having exposed hinges on the back, or having to cut mortises for interior hinges. They make the box look very clean and tidy. They are a little tricky to install, so follow the directions carefully.
May 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Super slick hinges
Claasy and unobtrusive. Makes for an elegant hinged joint.
November 5, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Made a dovetailed box out of 1/2" Baltic birch ply. These where the perfect size.
September 6, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Impressive hinges
While these are harder than ordinary hinges or European cabinet hinges to install, they are easier then the soss full cutout hinges. They do all that they claim and are totally hidden. My tip: Defiantly purchase the Metric drill bit specified to cut the holes to recess the hinge body. Having the perfect size will save you a lot of goofing around.
July 2, 2017
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent hidden hinges.
Used to replace pivot pin hinges on small cabinet doors. Worked perfectly!
June 19, 2017
over 3 years ago
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Easy to use
Took them out of the package, drilled four holes and I have a professional looking, easy folding backgammon game.
June 17, 2017
over 3 years ago
Great for small boxes
Have used these on many jewelry boxes and they have always performed well.
May 23, 2017
over 3 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Suggested in Fine Woodworking Magazine Article
Jenny C on May 10, 2018
Have used before in other projects. Works great plus adds a more professional looking touch.
Lane R on Jan 24, 2018
Suggested in Fine Woodworking Magazine Article
Jenny C on May 10, 2018
It seemed to fit the size of wood we are using.
Debra A on Apr 2, 2018
Have used before in other projects. Works great plus adds a more professional looking touch.
Lane R on Jan 24, 2018
I wanted the hinges hidden
R A on Dec 21, 2017
I want to try them.
Larry R on Dec 11, 2017
I'm restoring an antique campaign desk
Robin C on Oct 31, 2017
Want small hidden parts for a small case.
Arthur S on Oct 26, 2017
Trying them on a small jewelry box
Teddy G on Oct 10, 2017
is a hidden hinge that does not require routering
Scott T on Jun 25, 2017
Do not want to see hinges
these are the only type of hinge that will work
Daniel I on May 4, 2017
trying something new
chris w on Apr 19, 2017
simple, streamline design
andy p on Mar 7, 2017
It is what i needed
THEODORE H. on Jan 10, 2017
DANIEL L B on Dec 16, 2016
MAking a box
Thomas S on Dec 7, 2016
shop stock
Jack A on Dec 4, 2016
To replace one used on a project that have broken.
Steve D on Nov 20, 2016
Replacing ones that broke
Jeffrey W on Nov 11, 2016
plans called for lid support
Kurt on Nov 10, 2016
Just what I need for this special jewelry box
Bob M on Nov 4, 2016
Great functioning hidden hinge!
Ed S on Oct 17, 2016
Using to replace a similar size product that is broken in an antique desk
william mark k on Sep 25, 2016
Correct size and style to replace customer's existing hinges.
Hans H on Sep 1, 2016
Plans for a vestibule mirror project called for barrel hinges.
Alvah R C on Aug 6, 2016
Using this for a trap door hinge in floating wood floor
Gerard B on Jun 26, 2016
only type of hinge that will work on a particular project
Oatman Gordon on Mar 7, 2016
Wood magazine backgammon
Dr. Bob L on Mar 4, 2016
hidden from view on finished project
Robert H on Feb 5, 2016
I could not find this barrel hinge at Lowe's or Ace Hardware. I wish there was a Rockler Store here in Inverness, Fl. 34452.
Steven R. Cieslewicz on Jan 21, 2016
NOT true to size --- not 10mm that is for sure!!
Joel S on Jan 3, 2016
Replacement for broken hinge
Keith J B on Dec 4, 2015
I'm making a jewelry box with twin, top opening lids that need a sturdy set of hinges that don't fight the lids when their opened. I've seen these before yet I've never used them. Looking forward to completing the project.
Tobeye on Nov 13, 2015
The quality of these hinges is paramount. I need the joint to be strong, and the barrels to stay put once set. I've used other hinges of lesser quality, but these are the ones I use on high end boxes.
DUSTIN F on Nov 8, 2015
I needed a replacement for an existing hinge and the shipping was free.
Richard K on Oct 20, 2015
I have used these before and they work well as hidden hinges. Good quality.
David I on Sep 16, 2015
I am making a tea chest and I figured these hinges would look better than any other hinge. The chest is a gift so I want it to look nice. Decent hinges are hard to find where I live.
Craig M on Aug 28, 2015
For hidden hinge requirements and tight tolerance when closed. My project requires a 180 degree swing and a hinge that will not sag or slip from it's hardware screws. This is my first time using this design. I hope I selected well.
James J on Jul 29, 2015
to use on lid of jewelry box I make. they are easy to install and completely concealed when in place and the lid is closed.
Edward N on Jul 24, 2015
These are hard to find. Rockier has always provided unusual woodworking assessories right here in the USA.
William W on Jul 20, 2015
Were the perfect hinges for a jewelry box I was working on. However, I messed up putting them in and had to drill them out and start over. Had to move up to the 12 mm hinges, which likely worked better anyways.
Tim R on Jul 19, 2015
I'm making marble display cases and I would like to try the barrel hinges and see how the display cases turn out. This is my first time using a barrel hinge. I think it will improve the appeal of the display case. Thank You.
Ed P on Jul 15, 2015
I am making a jewelry box for my future daughter in-law, and these hinges will fit the bill perfectly.
Harry on Jun 12, 2015
box project
David D on May 15, 2015
I wanted to install a door on a cabinet that won't show when closed
John L on Apr 30, 2015
custom laundry hamper with lid
Jon P on Apr 27, 2015
I have a 1920's spinet desk with broken barrel hinges. I hope this purchase fixes the problem.
Chad R on Apr 15, 2015
It seemed to fit the size of wood we are using.
Debra A on Apr 2, 2018
I wanted the hinges hidden
R A on Dec 21, 2017
quest; what drill bit do you use to install the 10mm hinge # 28555. the tech data sheet says 27425 (I think) but no such # comes up in search ?. Please advise,
A shopper on Aug 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The information sits in plain view on the web site. the 10 mm hinge uses a 10 mm metric bit. If the customer does not have metric drill bits, he (or she) needs a very complete set of English bits. The closest English measurement is the 25/64" bit, which is .39065" in diameter. The 10 mm bit is .3937" in diameter. The 25/65" bit is a bit too snug, but using the next size up -- the 13/32" bit, creates a hole that is.4065" in diameter, and the hinge will not stay in place even when the little screw is tightened fully. (Voice of experience here -- you need to buy a 10 mm bit.)

The tech sheet correctly shows the hole diameters and says specifically that sizes A-E on the diagram are in mm but the wood dimensions are in inches. The number 27425 probably refers to some old Rockler par numbering system. The current part number for the 10 mm bit is 22686. Buy the 10 mm bit for $4.
I make laminated wooden round dog collars 5/8" in diameter. Will these set flush when I cut the collars ring to insert this hinge and will it allow the collar to open.It does not have to open very far?
F F on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These should work for you. I would recommend either the 10mm(28555) or the 12mm (13516).
They are designed to open to 180 degrees
Will the top hold open, or is another type of hinge needed for the top to stay raised?
Thanks, Danny
Danny S on Jul 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The top will open more than 9i0 degrees so it will stay open. But I do not advise doing that unless the top is very dmalland very light.. It would out too much strain on the hinges. The holes leave the sides very thin and too much force could blow them out. You can use a decorative chain to prevent the blow out or there are several different types of hidden hinges that will do a better job.
Can I use 14mm barrel hinges in 1-1/2" material?
Paul H on Mar 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can Google “installation” of barrel hinges & get plenty of guidance.

Personally, the use of 1 ½” material suggests a heavier finished product than for the normal application of a 14mm barrel hinge, such as a typical smaller box. Plus, with a C/L-C/L installed distance of a little over 7/8” versus 1 ½” face-face distance of your material, the hinges would have to be installed closer to the edge than normal, i.e. not central to the thickness of the material. So, despite that it could be done with 14mm barrel hinges I wouldn’t use them as I think the dia. & depth of 14mm installed hinges is too light for structural integrity.

If you intend to use barrel hinges I would use the larger ones. These would probably provide the strength depending on the weight involved.
I am building a card box for my daughters wedding and I am using 3/4 inch Cherry. The bottom is just a square box but the top is half round top with slates going from one side to the other all the way from the front to the back. Could I use these hinges to open and close this card box?
Chuck B on Feb 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Chuck, I used these hinges on a box I made for my son's wedding as well. They work well and are completely hidden. The 3/4 cherry is fine on the box. Plenty of room for 10mm holes. As long as you have the clearance in the top, you should be fine. I hope this helps. Good luck. Don
Will this work in 1/2" wood?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will. But alignment is critical on these type of hinges. Slightly off center can not be adjusted. I also suggest a little drop of glue upon insertion.
Can they be used with a 1/2 inch overhang on the lid of a box?
Harold H on Jan 2, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I don't see any reason that these hinges could not be used on a box with an overhang. The overhang lip should not interfere with the hinge's operation.
Does anyone make a jig to use with these barrel hinges?
Michael on Apr 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Don't know of one. Part of the trick is getting the exact drill bit. The jig -- to me -- is relatively less important since it would merely set the spacing between the holes. But if you want, create a jig on your own with brass or AL, and keep trying until you get the spacing exactly right measured by digital calipers.
Would like to use these on fairly heavy (approx. 22 lbs. each), 1" thickness inset bench lids. Would the 14mm hinges be adequate for this application at two per lid and for this thickness?
Lawrence A on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Lawrence, To me, barrel hinges are better utilized on smaller projects such as jewelry boxes; even the 14mm size. On a bench lid, I would use a piano hinge and a lid support. It would.. still be relatively hidden in the back and less chance of the lid slamming down. Good luck.
Do you think the 10mm barrel hinge would work on a wall thickness of 0.475”? I realize it’s a bit undersized but wonder if careful placement of the hinge with a chain stop to limit travel is doable. Thanks!
LARRY B on May 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't do it because it would only leave you about .041 clearance on both sides of the hinge and it will expand slightly when you tighten it. I use a wall thickness of .531 minimum for this size of hinge.
I want to make a device with two arms at right angles when the arms are open, and parallel when the arms are closed. Is this the correct hinge for that??
Gooblatz on Mar 12, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should work for that.
Why are these metric but I can't find metric dowel centers to assure proper alignment of the two pieces?
Lynn B. K on Feb 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I gave up. A 10 mm bit was way too tight. I could have hammered in one barrel (assuming I didn't ruin it and had it perfectly 90-degrees to the back) but what would I do with the other? Hammer the wood workpiece to it? The next step up SAE was too loose. I'm just glad they weren't expensive...not counting the 10 mm bit that I otherwise didn't need.
Do you make a hidden 105 degree devise or hinge?
Tom R on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Rockler does make a 105 degree hinge that I put on a grand father clock and they work perfectly. The hardest part of installing them is getting the holes for the hinges perfectly centered and aligned but once you get that accomplished they are perfect!
Is there a way to seperate this hinge (with some modification of course)? I was thinking if it was possible to drill out the pin in the middle and add a custom removable pin. Will it then separate or are the connecting also attached in both barrels?
Stefan T on May 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you drill out the connecting pin the barrels will separate. Sounds like a headache good luck
I'm looking for a 13mm or a 1/2 in hidden barrel hinge for an existing 1/2 inch hole ?.
norm h on Dec 15, 2016
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