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JIG IT® Deluxe Concealed Hinge Drilling System

Allows precise, repeatable drilling of multiple hinge cup holes—no drill press required!
Item #
53420
Rating:
86% of 100

If you're drilling hinge cup holes for multiple doors of the same height, the JIG IT Deluxe Concealed Hinge Drilling System will save you loads of time. The system comes with a sturdy 36'' aluminum rail and two hinge cup drilling guides that slide along the rail to align with your hinge plates. Once set up, you can use the stop block against the top or bottom of each door to achieve identical results throughout any bank of cabinets. With no need for a drill press, you'll save both money and shop space. Each guide features an integral spring clamp that requires no adjustment, and holds the guide in place as you drill. The clamp also doubles as a foot that rests on your benchtop (or the floor) and provides firm support as you apply downward pressure with the drill bit. To support the outer edge 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. For fast and accurate installation of the cabinet plates from two-part Euro-style hinges, check out Rockler's lineup of JIG IT® Hinge Plate Templates. Available for many hinges, they make it easy to drill precisely spaced mounting holes in the cabinet. For tall doors requiring three hinges, an additional Concealed Hinge Drilling Guide (56778) can be purchased separately and added to the rail.


Features:
  • 3/4'' square aluminum guide rail, and a material stop for precise, repeatable results
  • For very tall doors, simply rip a 3/4'' x 3/4'' stick in whatever length is needed, or purchase a length of standard 3/4'' square aluminum extrusion
  • Makes an ideal hinge cup drilling solution for small shops, or for jobsite work
  • Template guides are solid steel for durability
  • Templates are secured in place with sturdy metal threaded holes
  • Integral clamps attach guides securely to your door
  • Clamps double as feet, 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) 36'' Aluminum Rail
(2) Hinge cup drilling templates
(2) Clamp bases
(1) Drilling shroud
(1) Stop collar
(1) Spring
(1) Hardware pack
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 4.3500
Type Euro, Hinge
4.3 / 5.0
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Intuitive design requires little knowledge but will build your confidence very quickly.
Easy, repeatable hinges every time for perfectly hung cabinet the doors. Get it right the first time, you’ll never look back.
June 30, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Bob n
Great tool, well worth the money! When you purchase cabinet doors , they want to charge $7.00 per door when you have 16 doors it is worth doing it yourself. Initial setup is very easy
June 22, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Outstanding
Worked outstanding, simple to use and worked so very well’
May 26, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Jig It
Great Jig very precise and easy to use!!
May 3, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great jig if it was all present at purchase. These jugs are not cheap would expect all Parts to be present with purchase.
Missing parts.
April 26, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
works as advertised
Only do a few cabinets here and there and this works well for me.
April 22, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Jig
Great jig for getting the recessed hole into your cabinet doors for Euro style hinges
Cabinets I am making for paint / finishing area in garage
Sliding shelves
Going to add maple plywood doors with Euro  hinges
April 10, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
jig it deluxe
great tool easy to use and precise-definetly recomend it
April 7, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
April 6, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
A must have
This made this so easy to install the new hinges.
March 30, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
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building shaker cabinet doors with European Hinges
Errol S on Jun 10, 2020
Tried to install hinges without a guide. Looked interesting, but wife didn't care for them to much. Got to start over.
Rodger V on May 18, 2020
building shaker cabinet doors with European Hinges
Errol S on Jun 10, 2020
Needed for installation of Blum Hinges. I have sixteen doors to hang, this will save time.
DrMiike on May 29, 2020
Tried to install hinges without a guide. Looked interesting, but wife didn't care for them to much. Got to start over.
Rodger V on May 18, 2020
I do multiple concealed hinges on doors for a company that we do a lot of business with and this should speed up the time and quality of the product .
Glen G on May 16, 2020
Recommended
Timothy C on May 15, 2020
Needed one more cup for my system and the complete system was on sale so better economic decision.
MARS5641 on May 11, 2020
I do a lot of doors with Euro hinges and want to cut down on setup time for drilling.
RON B on May 10, 2020
best one out there!!
bryan p on May 5, 2020
needed for work
larry b on Apr 29, 2020
Installing several cabinets doors. Ease of duplicating the measurements.
Jeff on Apr 25, 2020
The instructions were very thorough.
LaCharles J on Apr 18, 2020
Ease of use
Kenneth R S on Apr 17, 2020
need it for current project
Sheryl T on Apr 5, 2020
Looks like a good hinge system for my project. Always wanted to learn how to install this typryof hinge
Russell H on Mar 31, 2020
for my shop
Harry A on Mar 28, 2020
I wanted to have a simple and precise way to make European hinge recesses
Justin D on Mar 25, 2020
I have a large cabinet job coming up and I'm looking to the time saving this will provide.
Doug K on Mar 19, 2020
looks like rugid accurate tool.
Luis W on Mar 18, 2020
I am mass-producing several doors, so I thought this would be an accurate, reproducible cut jig.
Robert M on Mar 10, 2020
I needed it to drill new hinge holes in cabinet doors
Michael C on Mar 9, 2020
I NEED TO INSTALL HINGES AND THE KREG HAD TOO MANY PROBLEMS. I WENT WITH YOU BASED ON YOUTUBE VIDEOS.
Harlen P on Mar 4, 2020
I'm installing new cabinet doors onto existing cabinet frames and need hinges to align with existing postioning
Earl C on Mar 2, 2020
We have 110 doors to make and install.
Alicia S on Feb 29, 2020
already have one need another really is a handy tool to have
billy o on Feb 27, 2020
Faster with better repeatability.
Terry C on Feb 20, 2020
Have a lot of hinges to install, complete kitchen, looks like it is going to speed up the process.
Kent C on Jan 28, 2020
changing hinges in my kitchen cabinets to self closing hinges European style
Richard K on Jan 27, 2020
I am converting existing kitchen cabinets to European self close hinges.
William Finnen L on Jan 19, 2020
Remodeling. Putting new cabinet doors in.
Raymond K on Jan 13, 2020
It was on sale
James B on Jan 7, 2020
built new cabinet doors
chris o on Jan 6, 2020
To drill cups for Eoro hinges.
Marcia M on Jan 5, 2020
Replacing worn out traditional hinges with european face frame hinges in kitchen. Repeatable setup a great help.
ROBERT E on Jan 3, 2020
I have a cabinet project, installing European hinges and this looks like a great tool and time saver.
K E on Jan 2, 2020
will make the repeatable job a lot easier
STEVEN T. on Dec 15, 2019
Gift for my dad
Eric S on Dec 14, 2019
I need this to ensure a clean installation.
Bruce G on Dec 2, 2019
A must for attaching European hinges
Nancy H on Nov 29, 2019
quick European hinge installations
James S on Nov 15, 2019
Gift for husband- it wouldn't let me ship it to my work.
Beth K on Nov 4, 2019
accuracy and ease
Craig P on Oct 28, 2019
This is an excellent way to be sure that the locations on multiple doors are exact
Phil H on Oct 25, 2019
to keep doors uniform and easier to work with
James W on Oct 11, 2019
I built my own but was not perfect so caused some variances.
Alan H on Sep 1, 2019
saw it worked have to have one
Dennie J on Aug 5, 2019
will make setup a one-time deal on eight same-sized cabinet doors right now and many more as time goes by
keith b on Jul 30, 2019
Need it for installing European style cup hinges.
Joe D on Jul 8, 2019
I have two cabinet sets which I am making doors for. Having this kit will make the alignment of all those hinge setup much easier and more uniform.
Samantha T on Jul 7, 2019
I anticipate making more cabinets and doors. Looks like I will be able to do them in a good way.
Dennis S on May 28, 2019
building cabinets and needs to be uniform
Jeffrey P on May 25, 2019
Needed for installation of Blum Hinges. I have sixteen doors to hang, this will save time.
DrMiike on May 29, 2020
I do multiple concealed hinges on doors for a company that we do a lot of business with and this should speed up the time and quality of the product .
Glen G on May 16, 2020
Can this jig work for a 40mm cup, 1 5/8" thick door?
Randy on Feb 17, 2017
Hi, I got the jig it deluxe concealed hinge drilling system. How do the holes in the guide (3-4-5-11mm) compare to the hinges that say 3/8 1/2 3/4" overlay...? Thank you!
Brian S on Oct 2, 2015
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BEST ANSWER: The numbers on the guide are indicators to the tab. The tab is the amount of material between the edge of the door and the start of the hinge pocket. For the compact hinges it is usually 3 mm.
Make sure you check the instructions for the hinges before you start.
I cut a finger pull edge in to my doors with the Freud 99-065. When the template is set to 3mm, my template cut is going to make the hinge be visible from the outside perimeter of the door. Do I just need to step the jig in farther to 5mm or some other metric ammount?(wish it was a fraction) Or will that affect how the hinge operates?
Jason A on Jul 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am not an expert but have experienced a similar situation. I routered an ogee profile around my doors and the hinge hole cut thru. I just shallowed the router bit depth up a little. Maybe you could adjust you finger pull cut. If you change the tab mm your door overlay will change.
Can you use thes hinges on a face Frame cabinet with doors that have a 3/8" overlay?
Richard F on Feb 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe that you can use it for making inlay and overlay doors of any reasonable offset. I have not tried it with this yet, but am getting closer to using it. I am planning on making some doors with 3/4" overlay.
Will any 35 mm bit work in this jig or do we have to buy Rockler's bit?
roy m on Feb 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The rockler bit has a longer shank, which is needed
I have two questions. Will this jig grip cabinet doors that have a finger pull routed on the edges? My doors are 3/8" overlay but the finger pull edge changes that dimension to 5/8". Can this jig accommodate that 1/4" adjustment?
Lou K on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi, yes, I own this jig and it has preset adjustments from 3mm to 11mm and even a free range slot adjustment for variables in between. Love this jig!!!
The instructions state "For doors requiring more than two hinges, single Jig It Concealed Hinge Drilling Guides (58605, sold separately) can be added to the system." Where can I find that product?
Delta Hotel on Jan 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That should be 56778 http://www.rockler.com/jig-it-concealed-hinge-drilling-guide
Will this jig work on Bi-fold doors also?
Martin N on Sep 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Some bi-fold doors are hollow. If so, this type hole wouldn't hold. If solid, may work. Inspect h8nged edge to b sure first.
Hello , can you tell me the expected delivery date for item 53420to. Arrive in the uk ? Thank you
Simon S on Nov 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not have any locations outside the U.S. however you would be able to order on our website www.rockler.com

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What about guides for the tab holes on either side of the 35mm pocket?
Dave W on Jan 10, 2019
does it come with the bit ?
JohnBoy on Dec 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Make you sure you get these two measurements right: shank diameter (3/8") AND bit head size for hinge cup (usually 35mm). The diagram to the system is a bit misleading. It points to the head as being 3/8" when it should show two measures: one to the shank diameter and a second to the bit head size.
Will this work for 42" high doors?
arnulf a on Jul 26, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it will work with any height door or any number of hinges per door. You can position the drill guides anywhere along the edge of a door regardless of the size.
The jig can be used to mark the hinges plates location on the cabinet side too?
Yuri D on Sep 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I didn't use the jig for that purpose as I used the jig to drill all the holes for the hinges in the doors and found the holes very precise in the 50+ doors I made. I found locating the hinges on the cabinets was a snap to just use a combination square to mark the desired location of the hinge. I hope this will help you.
The aluminum rail is 36." My doors are 38.5." If I want the center point of my hinge cup 3" from the door top and bottom, will the rail be long enough to secure both guides? Or do I need to purchase a longer rail?
Christopher E on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I did not get this out and measure it but will say you could just move the end stop to the opposite end after drilling the first cup. You don't have to cut both cups at a time. Unless you have a lot of long doors i wouldn't spend much money for a longer rail.
Will this jig work for Blum hinges?
richard h on Sep 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: IT works fine but don't forget to buy the Forstner bit that goes with it. I had to buy it after noticing it was not inclused. Buy it from Rockler.
Would this work with 5/8" depth doors? Would this hold the wood firm enough since it isn't 3/4"?
James T on Apr 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Jig Will clamp down on half-inch material so I think it will work fine on 5/8"
What length shank will you need to use in order for it to fit in the jig?
roy m on Feb 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My bit measures just under 5". I ordered it by description. It was listed as a long shank Forstner bit.
Does the jig work for 26mm cup Blum full inset hinge?
Anthony D on Mar 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Yes I believe it can all you need is the 26mm bit item #20563.
I am installing hinges on doors with a 3/8 overlap and they require a 14mm setback from the edge of the door. I see that this jig is variable but nowhere do I see the range listed. Where might I find it? have to do a large kitchen and this would be very helpful if it will work. Thanks
Thomas S on Sep 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The jig is only variable in the distance between the two large drill holes. Then, each of the templates allow for setting the correct screw depth based on what hinge you are using. So if you purchase hinges that are for "flush overlay", the hinge specs will tell you how to adjust the template. I found the specs on the Rockler site for my "flush inset" doors last project. Hope that helps. This jig saved me at least two hours work on that project.
can this jig be used to install salice hinges?
Lawrence G on Aug 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, any brand of 35mm cup hinges!
How does locate the holes on the cabinet side?
Tom S on Oct 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It doesn't. It locates the location of the hinges on the cabinet door, and does a very good job of it.
does the Jig It hinge plate template come with a 3/8 stop collar ?
roger d on Dec 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes
I am making 40" completely inset raised panel cabinet doors. 2 1/8" stiles. Will this jug extend over the 40" height? Can I use a 35 mm Forstner bit? Will there be a problem with cutting through the bead?
Christopher E on Jan 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You will have to move the jig from one end to the Other but once you set the deth you can move it up and down the door just mark whar you what to put the hives yes the 35mm forstner bit works good luck
for a full overlay door and a frameless cabinet which jig is used for the cabinet holes?
richard o on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Frist you need the correct euro hinge. From here all you need is the tab setting for your hinge and set the concealed hinge drilling system (drill cups set up). The short answer is yes it can be used.
Will the jig fit on 5/4 stock wood?
Michael T on Dec 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I see no problem. used 2 pieces of 3/4" stock together and they fit without any difficulty. So that was 1.5".
Where can I get a copy of the printer file for the screw hole jig that inserts into this that Dik H. posted a picture of?
Luis W on Mar 13, 2020
will this do the bi fold door in a corner cabinet where you have to cut hole a little bit off the door?
Danny V on May 30, 2018
Does this jig have the offset for lazy Susan offset cup hole that cuts out the side of the door for the bifold hinge?
Dave S on Apr 9, 2018
Can I purchase the spring hardware set only that comes with the jig it hinge drilling system?
Edmund R on Oct 12, 2017
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