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Allows precise, repeatable drilling of multiple hinge cup holes—no drill press required!

JIG IT® Deluxe Concealed Hinge Drilling System

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53420
Rating:
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JIG IT® Deluxe Concealed Hinge Drilling System

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
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 4.3500
Tech Spec No
Technical Documents JIG IT Deluxe Concealed Hinge Drilling System Instructions
Type Euro, Hinge
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Makes installing hinges easy
October 1, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The Jig-iT rig is excellent.
We make jigs for many repetitive operations in the shop or on the jobsite. We ordered this one due to varied sized doors on the cabinets we made for a project. We installed Salice compact self closing hinges and this project had to be perfect the first time. I did a couple test drills on scrap wood and then proceeded to drill all hundred or so hinge holes. Every one was perfect and I had all the doors ready for hinges within an hour. It is intuitive to use once you see the jig. Do yourself a big favor and buy the optional 35mm by 4 inch shank forstner bit. It's not really optional, the job would be a nightmare without it. Th jig can not be properly operated without the bit unless you make a jig to fit in the Jig-iT holes. Be sure to find out the tab of the hinges you're using before drilling and adjust as needed. I have over 40 yrs experience at woodworking, and this jig was the easiest I have ever used or even seen once I had it set up.
September 25, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Just buy it!
First time using blum hinges ,looks like iv been installing them for years
First time using blum hinges ,looks like iv been installing them for years
September 1, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Very good
I had the older jig it concealed hing drilling system which was great but this one is even better. I have finished a number of cabinet doors with the older version with great results but the new version is superior.
August 30, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
It worked great I would like to see a top a bottom guide
June 23, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Works as advertised! Not for reverse beveled Doors.
The jig worked great! I tried on just one door which made me realize that European concealed hinges woul not work on a reverse bevel door style. When I returned the hinges the salesman confirmed my assessment. I don’t know if they will take it back now that it is used.
June 18, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Makes Easy Work of Hole Boring
I recently replaced the cabinet doors in the kitchen. Twelve of them were the same length and four a little smaller. Setting the bore hole placement using this jig was easy and made light work of drilling the 32 holes required for hinges. Materials and construction are top quality and this jig is built to last long after repeated use. I highly recommend it.
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April 7, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Of all the things I’ve purchased from Rockler? This one was the best. This lines up hinges one-two-three, takes almost no time to adjust, and the set up is almost intuitive. If you’re going to do a lot of cabinet doors like I did? Same yourself the aggravation and buy this device.
April 2, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very easy to use! Great edition to the shop
April 1, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This made the job easy
I was a little worried about drilling into the back of my cabinets. I reviewed several jigs but decided that having the bar and being able to set the position on one and then have a complete duplicate position on similar doors was the way to go. And, I think I made a good call. My wife is delighted with the results.
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March 30, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
to make my life easier
David J on Aug 6, 2018
Planning to convert old cabinet hinges to concealed hinges in kitchen.
Gail S on Jun 27, 2018
to make my life easier
David J on Aug 6, 2018
recommended by rockler when I selected the hinges to my shopping cart
Elizabeth W. B on Jul 18, 2018
Planning to convert old cabinet hinges to concealed hinges in kitchen.
Gail S on Jun 27, 2018
convenient jig
Jacob C on Jun 7, 2018
Online reviews were positive.
paul c on May 13, 2018
I'm building cabinets. Hopefully, this will help me with the cabinet doors.
Nina S on May 2, 2018
Building new cabinet doors.
Tim G on May 2, 2018
Making kitchen cabinets.
Molly A on May 1, 2018
Quality product
Tony F on Apr 21, 2018
Advice from Sales lady, Shari
David M on Apr 20, 2018
To make the job more consistent and easier
Stephen R on Mar 18, 2018
I make a lot of doors and want an accurate hinge system.
Randy L M on Mar 18, 2018
I need to bore some hinges and this product had some good reviews.
Stuart B on Mar 9, 2018
old one worn out
john h on Mar 8, 2018
I build a lot of doors, I'm excited to see how much time I'll have on setting up the hinges.
Daneil S on Feb 25, 2018
I have a jig that I have used for years but it only does one hinge at a time. This should make hinge installation faster and easier as well as more accurate and it is less than a drill press jig would cost and I do not install that many.
Fritz on Feb 5, 2018
The best diy choice of jig for drilling multiple kitchen cabinet doors for concealed hinges.
Paul A on Jan 16, 2018
simple to use
Myra L on Dec 24, 2017
To change hardware on kitchen cabinets
kathy b on Dec 7, 2017
Doing a number of kitchen renovations as well as other storage plans for my house, and this jig will/should help speed up the process and make it easier to complete the job.
NZ2336049 Bill W on Dec 4, 2017
Efficiency and quality
Frank B on Nov 29, 2017
Looked like the easiest and best way to install cabinet door hinges
Bruce A on Oct 4, 2017
Home Project now, and future anticipated projects.
Stephen F on Sep 24, 2017
ease of use and to be consistent
David Z on Sep 19, 2017
I plan on building some Cabinets and think this will help in the building
Glenn B on Sep 3, 2017
I will be building a cabinet which will use European hidden hinges. I also have a cabinet door to repair.
KenG on Aug 30, 2017
You tube video made installation look easy
Korin C on Aug 1, 2017
Rebuilding Kitchen Cabinets
Paul O on Jul 26, 2017
Nice jig to install hinges easier and precise.
Robert L on Jul 17, 2017
Faster, easier hinge drilling
Edmund B on Jul 13, 2017
it's the tool to install hinges
Max M on Jul 9, 2017
gift
William R on May 27, 2017
Should make life easier
Jim Y on May 26, 2017
Building new cabinet doors
Rodolfo C on May 14, 2017
need for pantry project.
William P on Apr 29, 2017
to simplify installation of kitchen cabinet doors
Tim L on Apr 24, 2017
Bought because Rockler does not drill for hinges ... wanted to be able to drill myself.
marlin q on Apr 17, 2017
This seems to be the best tool for the job. I don't have a drill press.
Mark R on Mar 31, 2017
Bought Rockler European Door Hinges and this looked like it would help put it together easier since I have no clue of what I'm doing. I have high hopes that it will make my wife happy with her cabinet when finished.
Norman H on Mar 28, 2017
Ease of accurately drilling placement of European hidden hinges.
Wayne S on Feb 4, 2017
fast and easy
Jeff A on Feb 3, 2017
New kitchen cabinets and I needed them.
Wayne M on Jan 28, 2017
Recommended to me by friend who owns this system. HIGHLY recommended I purchase prior to installing hinges
Paul D on Jan 22, 2017
Works very well and precise drilling for the concealed hinges. Makes life absolutely easy.
David D on Dec 26, 2016
I am soon going to build a fair number of cabinets for my workshop and recently used this system to reposition a hinge on a cabinet door which needed to be shortened. Was impressed with ease of setup and accuracy of system.
Gary T on Dec 21, 2016
Trying something new, used a drill press for my last cabinet build
Jim D on Dec 20, 2016
Building doors for a storage cabinet and this will hopefully make the process easier
michael R on Dec 20, 2016
I am going to try the JIG IT, but it looks like it would be just as easy to measure and mark, then use my drill press with forstner bit to make holes at correct depth.
Charles W on Dec 18, 2016
Remodeling
Martin N on Dec 5, 2016
Have had problems with aligning the hinges in the cups. Hinges sometimes installed crooked. This should solve the problem.
Charles B on Nov 30, 2016
recommended by rockler when I selected the hinges to my shopping cart
Elizabeth W. B on Jul 18, 2018
convenient jig
Jacob C on Jun 7, 2018
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
JIG IT® Deluxe Concealed Hinge Drilling System
JIG IT® Deluxe Concealed Hinge Drilling System
Blum® Nickel-Plated Face Frame Overlay Hinges
Blum® Nickel-Plated Face Frame Overlay Hinges
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.
Can this jig work for a 40mm cup, 1 5/8" thick door?
Randy on Feb 17, 2017
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.
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.
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!!!
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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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.
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: You have to have the right shaft length and shaft diameter (3/8"). This is the right bit: Item #
GRP31718_2
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
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
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.
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".
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