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JIG IT® Concealed Hinge Drilling Guide

This jig lets you precisely locate and drill the concealed hinge cup holes on your door frames—no drill press required!
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Armed with only our Concealed Hinge Drilling Guide and a hand drill, you can drill perfectly positioned cup holes for your concealed hinges. Since there's no need for a drill press, you'll save both money and space in your shop. We've redesigned our jig with some new conveniences while keeping the basic functionality so popular with customers. Each guide now features an integral spring clamp that holds the guide in place as you drill. No adjustment is required for the clamp, but more importantly, the clamp also doubles as a foot. It is designed to rest on your benchtop (or the floor) and provide firm support as you apply downward pressure with the drill bit. To support the other end of the door, simply use scrap blocks or Bench Cookies (sold separately). A long shank Forstner bit (sold separately) to match your hinge cup size is required to use the jig. Carbide bits are recommended.

To get fast, repeatable drilling setups for multiple hinges, see our JIG IT® Deluxe Concealed Hinge Drilling System (#53420, sold separately).

  • An ideal hinge cup drilling solution for small shops, or for jobsite work
  • Template guide is solid steel for durability
  • Template is secured in place with sturdy metal threaded holes
  • Integral clamp attaches guide securely to your door
  • Clamp doubles as foot, providing firm support as you drill
  • Use scrap blocks or Bench Cookies to support outer edge
  • Center line perfectly positions the template
  • Offsets are adjustable for both face frame and frameless construction
  • Template bases have non-marring bottoms
(1) Hinge cup drilling template
(1) Clamp base
(1) Drilling shroud
(1) Stop collar
(1) Spring
(1) Hardware pack
(1) Instructions
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 1.4500
Type Euro, Hinge
4.2 / 5.0
80 Reviews
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Concealed Hinge Drilling Guide
Used on two cabinet doors and worked very well. Great product!
June 1, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
JIG IT Concealed Hinge Drilling Guide
Easy to use...great product!
May 24, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
completely well designed in every way
I very seldom get to say that I think a design of an item needs no improvements, but I'm happy to say that this jig breaks the mold. The plastic design of the clamping arm made me worry a bit at first in regard to possibly breaking, but even though /i had to clamp pretty darn tight on the old oak doors with the slippery gloss finish there was no sign of even a slight weakness. Also the locating jig for the forstner bit should never wear out. Great design guys! I wish the hinge sellers would be as complete in the info they should be supplying everyone. Finding the tab amount from some sellers is like pulling hens teeth. I don't know how we ever did this kind of hinge bore before this jig.
April 8, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good jig.
Easy to place and use.
March 12, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Was a little skeptical at first. Did have a little difficulty setting the depth but once that was properly set drilled hinge holes for 29 new cabinet doors. I can't image not using this jig if your installing European style hinges. Also had settings for the 2 different hinge types I was using.
March 6, 2020
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Super easy to use
Love it. Can't go wrong. Make sure you buy the carbide tipped bit for it if you plan on doing a lot of drilling. I just knocked out 12 doors in 20 minutes which includes me measuring the placement of my hinges. Once you dial this thing up, it's brainless work after that. I love the depth stop. I don't have to worry like i did on the drill press. Now that I'm making cabinets for a living but not enough for a mini press, this job is perfect for me.
February 21, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worth the money
January 19, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect for my needs.
This jig-it drill guide has made it soo much more accurate to drill cup holes. I don't often drill cup holes, but when I do, I use Jig-it!
January 16, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Jig it Concealed hinge drill guide
Worked flawlessly. Easy to set up and use; just like the instructions and video mentioned.
October 8, 2019
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great jig. Have a strong or corded drill. If u take ur time and verify all specs this jig is perfect for euro concealed hinges.
October 4, 2019
10 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
To install hinges
Roland S on Jun 30, 2020
I love tools, and this should save me time.
Chris S on Jun 25, 2020
To install hinges
Roland S on Jun 30, 2020
liked video and customer comments
Randall H on Jun 29, 2020
I love tools, and this should save me time.
Chris S on Jun 25, 2020
To make installation easier.
Ryan C on Jun 18, 2020
If i'm spending money on quality hinges I want them installed properly and easily.
Frank G on Jun 14, 2020
easier than holding a panel on my drill press table
Arthur D on Jun 9, 2020
You tube videos
Craig H on Jun 7, 2020
Heard about from four eyes!
Terry M on Jun 5, 2020
To guide me while making all my external hinges into internal hinges.
Laci M on Jun 3, 2020
Easier and precise installation
Judy Wiggins on Apr 29, 2020
Building another cabinet and wanted to give the European (Pocket) Hinges a try.
Christopher M on Apr 23, 2020
saw video and looked like it would be very helpful
Colleen R on Apr 21, 2020
I already have the double jig and left it at home cross country
John on Mar 10, 2020
Looks like a good jig. Like that I can use it with double jig if my needs change in the future.
Timothy B on Feb 26, 2020
To make life easier.
Michael G on Feb 12, 2020
Simple to use.
ERIC W on Feb 3, 2020
Richard J on Jan 29, 2020
I bought one years ago and wore it out using it so much. Wanted to replace with new version.
Matt S on Dec 16, 2019
Used this product before. Works first time, every time.
Kevin S on Nov 29, 2019
Peter S on Sep 12, 2019
Saw it on video. Bent's
Brenda P on Aug 17, 2019
Wanted a precise cut
James A on Aug 11, 2019
need this to make sure my doors are drilled right
harold h on Mar 17, 2019
Purchased this item to make installation of the salice hinge for lipped doors easier.
Devin F on Mar 15, 2019
Jeremy S on Mar 6, 2019
the drill guide broke and i needed a new one. the page indicated that i could also get a forstner drill bit but when i went to check out it was charging for the bit .
Glenn M on Dec 22, 2018
Patricia G on Dec 18, 2018
Looks like a great jig for concealed hinges
Brad B on Nov 4, 2018
saw it in a video
Jonathan K on Aug 13, 2018
I need an extra jig for 3 hinge doors
Stuart B on Mar 26, 2018
Needed It to complete a shop project.
Linda K on Mar 19, 2018
For easy installation
Pat M on Nov 1, 2017
KEN F on Jul 1, 2017
I have alot of doors to do.
John P on Jun 30, 2017
I need an extra one of these
Daniel B on Jun 29, 2017
accuracy to drill
nelson c on May 11, 2017
To install the hinges I bought
Michael D on Apr 22, 2017
To install euro hinges.
Doran B on Mar 25, 2017
I reviewed the installation video and it looked easy to do.
Nickolaus M on Feb 8, 2017
Awesome set. Have used several times and think this is one of the best purchased I made over the last year.
JOHN S on Dec 26, 2016
easy to use
Mike B on Nov 3, 2016
I believe it will enable me to make a very precise installation of Blum hinges.
Gregory M on Oct 31, 2016
I'm building cabinets and this would make it easier.
Darren G on Oct 23, 2016
presently building custom cabinets. the current system ive been using does not allow for precise placement of the holes and my drill has shifted sever times. hoping for a cleaner drilled hole
thomas h on Oct 19, 2016
Installing concealed hinges to kitchen cabinets
Bruce G on Sep 20, 2016
Cabinet door attachment good reviews
Scott C on Jul 27, 2016
This will save me a lot of time...
Jeremy C on Jul 19, 2016
Bought the Jig-It for drilling cup holes in 17 cabinet doors.
Mike G on Jul 11, 2016
Wanted to use soft close hinges.
Jerome W on Jul 2, 2016
liked video and customer comments
Randall H on Jun 29, 2020
To make installation easier.
Ryan C on Jun 18, 2020
How do you set up to do 3/8" overlay? Can it even be used for this measurement since that is 9.525mm?
Janice R on Apr 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Depends on your hardware.
Any detailed instructions on how to use jig it with 3/8" rabbeted cabinet doors for installation of rocker salice hinge?
Jennifer K on Dec 21, 2016
will the JIG IT concealed hint drilling guide work on 1 inch thick doors?
Vincent McKenna on Sep 19, 2015
I’m considering purchasing this to install Blum inserta hinges. Does this jig provide a guide to drill the mounting holes, or is there another fixture that needs to be purchased?
Marcus H on May 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This jig will only drill the 35mm mounting hole. For the mounting holes you will need one of our JIG IT® Hinge Plate Templates. We do not stock the inserta hinge so I have no information on which one would be correct for your hinge. However, if have the installation instructions you can use this to chose the correct jig as the hole positions are marked on the jig.
Will the Jig It Hinge Drilling Guide allow for a 7 MM tab? Will the "variable slot" allow that much offset?
timsam157 on Feb 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: In its fixed positions it can be setup for 3,5,4,11m tabs. The variable slot which is on the 4, 11mm tab side covers that range, so using the variable tab you should be able to set the jig up for a 7mm tab.
How do you which hinge template jig to buy??
Darren F on Feb 16, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I bought this jig to install euro hinges to kitchen cabinet doors. It is simple to use and will accommodate most of these style hinges. You do have to know the offset dimension of your hinge to set it up, but once set it clamps on the door and is easy to use. I selected this jig by the way it looked and was described on line. It has worked well for me.
does this jig work with hinge 24964 3/8 rabbeted lipped door hinge ?
Roick on Mar 8, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I do know it is adjustable
How to accurately set variable tab depths on the template plate? I need a tab depth of 8mm which is not one of the presets. I am a beginner and trying to figure out how to accomplish this. Seems like I would need to make a jig for this jig - something that enables me to precisely move the plate fwd or back 'x' mms from one of the known presets.
MrInternet on Dec 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yep, you got it. Just make a shim (jig) to go under the edge screws to give you the correct spacing, clamp 'er down and go. As you know, a scrap wood test is a good idea.
can the jig be adjusted front to back? Change the distance, from the edge of the stile? [I think this is often referred to as the tab]
Claysdad on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I believe so. I don't have it in front of me at the moment but I believe there are pre-set drilling holes set for 3mm and 5mm tabs depending on your hinge specs. (And I believe you can also adjust for "custom" tab size of not 3or 5mm.
Your best bet is to check the specs for your hinge on Rocklers site - they tell you which of the hinges are compatible with the jig system. I used it on a recent project for the first time ever installing hinges in my life and it worked flawlessly! The project came out great. I highly recommend the product.
What is the drew hole spacing - 42mm or 45mm?
Chris D on Dec 31, 2016
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