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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
97 Reviews
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Gast, friendly, nice on the phone!
Bought it for my husband. His wish list. I am sure he will love it!
December 3, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Jug it
Great jig performed exactly as advertised.
Jig it performance
Jig it performance
November 20, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Replacing old style jig.
I had the older jig it and this one is far superior to it. Set up for the various hinge placement is far more positive due to machined screws threads rather than into a wood block. The hold clamp is easy to use and makes a better rest for doors to set on. I recommend this jig to anyone using concealed hinges
November 5, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love it!
I had no idea what I was taking on when I decided to switch to European hinges. But the great thing is that the jig it made it 1000x easier. I made the mistake of using a battery powered drill with it at first but once I switched to a drill that plugged in, I was rollin through my cabinet doors. I’ve finished the entire bottom cabinets and just have to refinish and change hinges on the top now
November 4, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Easy to use and versatile.
Built to the usual high Rockler standard, after a couple of test pieces, easy enough to use. Although alignment is easy enough, and the clamping pressure is adequate, care needs to be taken when starting the drilling, as not to apply undue force which can shift the jig. Extremely versatile for onsite or small jobs and repairs. I would recommend this product.
November 1, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
An absolute must for cup hinges
October 9, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works like a pro
This jig has worked for frameless flush overlay, as well as flush inset doors. I don't know exactly how many hours it has saved me on the 3 projects I have done, but its not insignificant.
September 23, 2019
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Great jig !!
Great jig .. I would highly recommend it !! Makes my work a lot easier.. thank you Rockler
July 11, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Worked great. Made quick work of drilling for the hinges.
June 25, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Jig kit excellent
First class piece of kit easy to use and time saving
June 16, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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I need this to ensure a clean installation.
Bruce G on Dec 2, 2019
quick European hinge installations
James S on Nov 15, 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
store recommended
L J on May 21, 2019
universal
Charles W on May 10, 2019
Cabinet doors
SCOTT B on Apr 25, 2019
A big timesaver when you have multiple doors that are the same size
Mike D on Apr 12, 2019
I’m working on a kitchen remodel and I wanted a jig that I didn’t have to set for each hinge.
Shawn W on Mar 17, 2019
Planning to build several cabinets with concealed hinges.
John P on Mar 16, 2019
We need this for a job
Jeremy S on Mar 6, 2019
Saw a video that made installation look simple
Chad D on Mar 4, 2019
To make the doors identicle.
Roy B on Mar 3, 2019
To make the job easier and more professional.
William T on Feb 26, 2019
Installing new hinges in all kitchen cabinets , this will speed up the process and be much more accurate.
John B on Feb 6, 2019
recommended for exact hinge placement
Dell T on Feb 3, 2019
Building kitchen cabinets with all the same hinges and wanted repeatable results.
Mark P on Jan 26, 2019
I wanted to start using concealed hinges and the videos I've been watching had one of these to make drilling the holes a snap.
Craig T on Jan 12, 2019
I have a friend that has this item and it is a perfect shop tool if you’re building cabinets.<br />I’m in the process of building cabinets for my shop.
Wayne on Jan 9, 2019
drilling for concealed hinges without a good jig is not necessarily a good use of time. i'm hoping this rockler jig will make installing concealed hinges more enjoyable. alan ratzlaff
alan r on Jan 9, 2019
Lost my job... and I'm venturing into possibilities of making kitchen cabinets etc..
Miguel P on Jan 7, 2019
Going to try and redo our existing cabinets.
cody l on Jan 7, 2019
To help with many cabinet door Euro Hinge installs
David A on Jan 1, 2019
Stumpy Nubs made me order this.
DOUGLAS V on Dec 31, 2018
To enhance my productivity levels
Kenwyn P on Nov 30, 2018
Recommended with good reviews. I have many doors to do, hopefully this will speed up he process.
John R on Nov 29, 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
A must for attaching European hinges
Nancy H on Nov 29, 2019
Gift for husband- it wouldn't let me ship it to my work.
Beth K on Nov 4, 2019
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
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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.
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".
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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