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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
76 Reviews
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Good jig.
Easy to place and use.
March 12, 2020
1 month 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
4 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
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worth the money
January 19, 2020
3 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
3 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
6 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
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to use and accurate.
September 3, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy To Use Jig
This is a great jig for cup hinges.
August 5, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Impressed cause it works unpressed!
Drill presses? We don’t need no stinking drill presses! Seriously little forstner bit hinge guide...where you been all my life?!? As a busy remodeler, I get last minute random requests all the time. I bought this cause a homeowner wanted to change a pull out spice cabinet to fixed cabinet with a swinging door. One $250 change order, 25 minutes of focus and before you know it, Bob’s your uncle buying pints at the local for you and little Rockler. Brilliantl!
How to turn a pullout into a hinged door...use the JIG IT Concealed Hinge Drill Guide!
Custom baby...and built to fit!
Lower right next to sink; pull out to hinges door easy-peasy onsite thanks to the JIG-IT guide!
July 10, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I already have the double jig and left it at home cross country
John on Mar 10, 2020
To make life easier.
Michael G on Feb 12, 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
Need it to install European cup hinges
Joe R on Jun 24, 2016
Didn't want to attempt using a Forstner bit freehand.
Robert T on Jun 4, 2016
Ease of operation...
Ned D on Apr 29, 2016
I am learning how to build cabinet doors.
Sean H on Apr 13, 2016
Needed fo a set of doors
Elaine K on Apr 13, 2016
It's a very practicle tool.
Knut K on Mar 21, 2016
Cabinet refacing job
Allen H on Mar 13, 2016
I have several doors that need to be retrofitted with soft-close hinges, and they need the 35mm holes drilled in them. I want them to be accurate.
Kathleen H on Mar 10, 2016
great little system to mount concealed hinges
Peter B on Mar 9, 2016
I needed a template that would set the spacing quick and simple for installing european hinges
John A on Feb 3, 2016
Need adjustable guide for different tab size.
Michael H on Jan 26, 2016
Inexpensive alternative to the $350 Blum jig.
William on Jan 11, 2016
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
Simple to use.
ERIC W on Feb 3, 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
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.
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
What is the drew hole spacing - 42mm or 45mm?
Chris D on Dec 31, 2016
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