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15 inch-pound Lid-Stay Torsion Hinge Lid Support, Satin Nickel Finish, 1 per Pack
15 inch-pound Lid-Stay Torsion Hinge Lid Support, Satin Nickel Finish, 1 per Pack Item #44474
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30 inch-pound Lid Stay Torsion Hinge, Satin Nickel Finish, 1 per Pack
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30 inch-pound Lid Stay Torsion Hinge, Satin Nickel Finish, 2 per Pack
30 inch-pound Lid Stay Torsion Hinge, Satin Nickel Finish, 2 per Pack Item #46733
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40 inch-pound Lid Stay Torsion Hinge, Satin Nickel Finish, 1 per Pack
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40 inch-pound Lid Stay Torsion Hinge, Satin Nickel Finish, 2 per Pack
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60 inch-pound Lid Stay Torsion Hinge, Satin Nickel Finish, 1 per Pack
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60 inch-pound Lid Stay Torsion Hinge, Satin Nickel Finish, 2 per Pack
60 inch-pound Lid Stay Torsion Hinge, Satin Nickel Finish, 2 per Pack Item #44283
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Lid-Stay Torsion Hinge Lid Support, Satin Nickel

Use the Torsion Calculator to help determine your ideal hinge combination. For best results, choose a combination of hinges that provides as close to your lid's required support as possible. Torsion Calculator

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Similar to hinges in laptop computers, these heavy-duty cast-zinc hinges allow virtually any size lid to open smoothly, hold its position (when opened to 90 degrees, beyond that the lid will swing open), and then easily close - all with little effort and no additional hardware! Now available in two attractive finishes, Satin Nickel and Rustic Bronze, to complement any project - from chests, to boxes, to storage units, and more! Designed to fit 3/4" thick stock. Hinges are available in 15, 30, 40, and 60 inch-pound ratings. Screws included.

  • Support any size lid by simply adding more hinges.
  • Unique torsion mechanism holds lid in any position.
  • Hinges can be installed for both overlay and flush fitting lids.
  • Torsion mechanism is tested to 25,000 cycles to assure a long working life.
  • For ultra-fast and easy installation, use our Torsion Hinge JIG IT® (sold separately).

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For faster and more precise installation, we recommend using our Rockler Lid-Stay Torsion Hinge JIG IT® to make installation of these hinges accurate and easy.
(1) Satin Nickel Lid-Stay Torsion Hinges Available Individually or in Pairs
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Brand Rockler
Weight 0.8900
Finish Nickel, Satin Nickel
4.6 / 5.0
254 Reviews
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Very user friendly does everything you want opens lid and holds in place ive tried different products in the past to achieve the same results definitely the best
February 11, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
used on hope chests
really like them they hold the lid open nicely
January 5, 2020
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
works well
September 23, 2019
1 year ago
great product
great product easy to use
August 13, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Work perfectly!
Couldn't be happier with these hinges. They're a little expensive, but perfect. Relatively simple to install and will protect the little fingers using the toy box to which they are attached.
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September 12, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Product works. Be sure to calculate the inch-pounds as the range seems pretty accurate. I had to purchase an additional hinge to make my lid stay as intended.
August 21, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Toy box
Great for toy boxes and little fingers lid stays put
Toy box no worry about lid falling on little fingers
Toy box no worry about lid falling on little fingers
August 20, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked for me
Perfect hinge. Performs as promoted. A bit pricey.
August 13, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
I am very happy with the torsion hinges purchased at Rockler, they work as advertised however they are quite expensive.
If you can get beyond the price it’s a very effective product.
July 22, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Lid Stay Torsion Hinge
I was looking for a hinge to use on our 3rd generation toy chest.
The original hinge did not keep the lid up and I wanted a hinge that would not catch the grandchildren's hands or head. Not being handy my first choice was the big box store where I was able to only find one $6 dollar hinge so I bought two -one for each side. A total disaster. This prompted an on line search which led me to Rockler. The hinges are beautifully finished and do the job. They went on very easily-another plus.
July 18, 2018
1 year ago
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my go to on toy chest lids
mike s on Aug 6, 2018
use them for toy chests
FRED E on Jul 6, 2018
my go to on toy chest lids
mike s on Aug 6, 2018
I have used these hinges on toy box and a hope chest and a blanket chest with great results
Harry on Jul 17, 2018
use them for toy chests
FRED E on Jul 6, 2018
I've used these hinges before on benches and toy boxes and they work Excellent!!
Jeff C on Jun 18, 2018
Making a toy box
N Y on Jun 4, 2018
the old one is broken
Richard D on May 31, 2018
For hinged storage lid safety in a cargo van/camper.
George K on May 30, 2018
I used it before and it works like it should.
Ronald V on May 15, 2018
I chose this item for a toy box lid.
Dawn M F on May 7, 2018
Quality Parts
Tami C on Apr 29, 2018
Building toy chest
Patrick P on Apr 12, 2018
Needed hinges for a toybox that I build for my daughter and these were the cleanest design that would not allow the lid to slam shut.
Michael and Alex N on Apr 10, 2018
I saw these hinges in the book Blanket Chests by Scott Gibson and Peter Turner, specifically used in a design by Libby Schrum from Camden, Maine. I’m building a variation of another chest from that book and I had considered traditional hinges with a leather strap, but these go a step further, in an attractive, compact package. Thank you!
Mark B on Apr 6, 2018
This is a replacement of two hinges that broke on a custom made toy box, so it had been cut to fit this particular hinge.
Karin C on Mar 17, 2018
kenneth n on Mar 8, 2018
These hinges work great, with or without mortising them in. I use them for toy chests, if you put the correct information into the torsion calculator, and use the ones they recommend, your lid will stay in place like a lap top lid. No slamming on little fingers!
Brian B on Mar 5, 2018
Safety. For Toy Box
Lance H on Feb 25, 2018
I have bought these at the store. I use these for children's toy boxes. the work great for keeping the lid up so it doesn't fall on the kids.
Andy B on Feb 23, 2018
I love these hinges, great for kids toy boxes
Rusty J on Feb 20, 2018
have used about 10 of these in the past. I love the hinge but too expensive
Robert B on Feb 15, 2018
Steamer Trunk project
Michael L on Jan 21, 2018
Used in the past, great quality
K A on Jan 3, 2018
my Dad built me an awesome box, this is the piece I needed to fix the box lid. :)
Letha M on Jan 2, 2018
These hinges work great. This will be the second toy box that I have used these hinges on. No slamming lids, no hurt fingers for the little darlings
Brian B on Dec 28, 2017
It's simple to install, works well, and it's good looking.
Russ H on Dec 27, 2017
James G on Dec 27, 2017
what I needed
Carol M C on Dec 26, 2017
I needed a hinge that could stop and hold at any degree for my grandaughter's toy box. The only hinge on the market that boast this. Safety first, and they look great.
jim w on Dec 9, 2017
WILSON K on Dec 8, 2017
I have used these hinges for about 8 years on about 15 toy boxes or blanket chest . for most part they have been great . have had few that have cracked . cannot know the exact circumstances . I do wish Rockler would have mfg stamp their Rockler logo and #size on individual hinge so that end user can locate replacement hinge if they fail . they work well as described in catalog
TOM P on Dec 6, 2017
they work great
scott g on Dec 4, 2017
I like the torsion stay and no rods in the way
Joseph c on Nov 14, 2017
Making a toy box
Bret S on Nov 10, 2017
I have used before on a toy chest. works well.
Pete F on Nov 3, 2017
Small strong and looks great
Erik L on Oct 26, 2017
Looking for hinge for tack trunk that doesn't have hardware inside the trunk.
Stephen A on Oct 21, 2017
used in prior application
HERMANN L on Oct 18, 2017
need for a toy box.
Sky L on Sep 30, 2017
for small box
Wayne P on Sep 20, 2017
Needed to control the lid but didn't want a standard lid support protruding into the opening, so these are a good option.
Kerry on Sep 19, 2017
Needed to make the toy box lid safer for the kids . Sure hope these hinges do the trick and knowing the quality of Rockler products I know they will .
Daniel O on Sep 17, 2017
These hinges have amazing reviews!
Pat T on Sep 7, 2017
For a toy box lid.
Chris A on Sep 4, 2017
this will be my third set of hinges, for my third grandchild's toy box. Don't want to smash any little fingers
james b on Sep 2, 2017
To replace one that broke.
Ken G on Aug 25, 2017
James M on Aug 21, 2017
they are the best
scott g on Aug 14, 2017
Toy Box project
Bartley B on Aug 6, 2017
These make the best toy boxes ever!
Kathleen R on Aug 4, 2017
Item fit the project I am building
Joseph W on Jul 31, 2017
I have used these hinges on toy box and a hope chest and a blanket chest with great results
Harry on Jul 17, 2018
I've used these hinges before on benches and toy boxes and they work Excellent!!
Jeff C on Jun 18, 2018
Is there a way to install these entirely on the outside of the chest? The chest I need this for has walls thicker than 3/4 inch.
Damon on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You can notch the edge of the chest so that the L-part of the hinge is slightly recessed
what are the specific dimensions of the hinge to determine what thickness lid it will take?
antonio f on May 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The hinges work great. I built a treasure chest for my grandsons. 24"x36"x27" tall. I underestimated the weight of the lid, used two hinges, needed 3.As to your question, you need to allow for the thickness of the hindge when folded down. Didn't and therefore had a 1/4" gap but the boys didn't care. You could cut a slot the size of the hinge in the wall of the box. That would lower the whole hinge down. Hope that helps
Hello, are these suitable for an exterior deck box? it will only be used in the warm weather, and under a tarp in winter, but outside all year. Thanks!
Huntley on Sep 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used these on an outdoor deck box I built with salvaged cedar decking. It's been outside (MN) for over a year and hasn't rusted yet - or degraded in performance. I'm guessing it will rust eventually, but in the meantime, the hinges are holding up like champs. We keep coolers in the box and it's great to lift the lid and have it stay put while you dig in the coolers.
can these be used for 1/2" plywood?
ashleigh p on Aug 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you glue a piece of 1/4 inch stock the length of the chest they will work just fine.
Been there, done that.
I am building a bench chest, The plywood lid weighs 11lbs approx. The depth is 20". The torsion calculator recommends 1x 30 inlb hinge and 2x40inlb hinges. Why not just 2x60inlb hinges? Less cost.
Hooker W on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Going higher in capacity is still ok......on plywood I would be concerned with the depth of the mounting screws on anything but hardwood....consider longer if you can.

I've build 8 hardwood chests with these hinges

what hinges to buy for a toy box to keep a babies fingers from being smashed ?
Sandy K on Jun 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sandy, I've used these torsion hinges on 2 toy box lids on boxes for the grandkids. I built one of pine and the other out of oak. Pay attention to their formula on how to get a strong enough hinge. Otherwise the lid will not stay up and fingers will be victims. If in doubt, get a stronger set. Once you have a correct strength set of hinges they work great!
will these hinges open to 90 degrees?
budd c on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will. Depending on your lid/top placement, they will open even further. Very nice hinges.
I don't want to fail,?Do you pull down on the hinge?,to close from 90degree installation position.How much pressure is requires to close
Don5492! on Jun 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used the weight to hinge ratio, however my hickory lid is borderline between using 3 or 4 hinges. So I opted for 4 hinges to be sure my 4 year old didn't pinch his fingers. Therefore it takes a fair amount of effort for him to close the lid. But it stays wherever you put it, at any angle.
My hope chest is actually 5/8 inch thick do these come in that thickness or do I need to look for another style?
Leslie F on Feb 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: when I used These on panels thinner than 3/4 I place a shim under to make up the difference.
Will this work on 3/4" mdf 86" x 23" ? Can I put 6 or 7 to acomodate the weight ?
shraga b on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Sure, you can put as many hinges as you need. But put the fewest number you can to accommodate the weight (Lid weight + front to back measure divided by 2 = inch/lbs). However, MDF is not the most suitable material because the screws have a tendency to strip out very easily. You may be able avoid this by using flat head machine screws and nuts.
Would the torsion hinge be appropriate to attach a router table top to a DIY cabinet? Thanks
Robert S on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The project that I used these hinges on was a toychest for my grandchildren. The lid on the chest was 34” plywood with edge trim that was made from 2” X 3/4” poplar and it took 103” of the poplar trim. I forget what the weight was now, but I originally ordered the 60 inch pound hinges and they didn’t do the job. The lid slammed shut when it got past an angle of about 60 degrees. I sent the hinges back and exchanged them for the 90 inch pound hinges and they worked just fine. In fact the lid will now stay open at any angle and has to be manually closed. Not knowing the size of the router table top your customer is asking about, it would be hard for me to guess wether or not these hinges would work for him. Also, I believe I have never seen a router table that didn’t have the router mounted in the top, and if that was the case I don’t believe the 90 inch pound hinges would even come close to working for something that heavy. Wish I could be of more help, but my guess is that they are not going to work for him.


Jim Scott
I have a lid that requires 540 inch-pounds. Will putting 9 hinges on it be do able?
t j on Jun 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used two of these hinges to make a cell phone charging station that hangs below an upper kitchen cabinet. These hinges are very stiff and the unit does not move. It weighs approximately 3 pounds when loaded. Sorry I can be more heplfull.
Making a blanket box with upholstered lid. Lid weighs 18.2lbs and is 16'' deep and 4ft long. Calc reuslts = 145.6 inch-lbs. Suggestion was 2x40s (pack) and 1 × 60 inch-lbs.

What happens if I over-compensate and go with 2×60s and 1×40 (in the middle). Would this work or make the lid too stiff?
How many hinges would be best for a 4ft lid as well. Thank you in advance.
Luke W on May 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have used these on several projects, and "personally" I over-compensate as well. ...... My applications have always been where I don't want little ones (kids) getting their fingers smashed. ...... If they have to work a bit harder opening & closing, that's ok with me, but smashed fingers are not an option. ........ Three hinges on a four foot lid is fine, as long as you spec the weight correctly.
Do these hinges come with the matching screws?
Kevin F on Mar 27, 2018
What thickness of material is okay?
John H on Nov 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are made for 3/4" stock, if you shim the box lip with a strip of stock to bring up to 3/4" it will work fine. The lid can be thinner without shimmng, but you would need to used shorter screws so you don't go all the way through. Another option for thin lids is to use machine screws and nuts all the way through the material.
Will these work with 5/8 inch stock?
Rick a on Jan 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are designed for 3/4 inch stock, so if they are used on 5/8, the screws will be off center, and they might be too close to the edge. You might compensate by gluing a shim to your stock at each hinge location.

Does this hinge #44283 only come in nickle?
Don on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: That is the only finish I found when I purchased the item at the Rockler store near me. FYI, it works well in my project.
will this hinge rust outdoors?
john h on Dec 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This hinge is not rated for outdoor use.
Can you recess the hinge?
Mel S on Jul 31, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have installed 4 hinges on a maple chest. The thickness of the hinge is just a good clearance to put some cushions on the front of the chest. For your question, I believe you could recess the hinges. If you do, I would recess the bottom part and that could depend on the thickness of the wood.
Hope this respond to your question.
Don't forget to put ALL the screws, there is a lot of tension.
How well would these work for a trap door in a bathroom floor? Approximate dimensions of 18" x 36" and weight to be determined by material, around 30 pounds?
S.E.C. R on Oct 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used it for a toy box lid and it worked perfectly I’m sure it would hold the door open as you went through the floor however it would not support the weight of a human
Hope that helps
Have anybody used these hinges on something as heavy as 29 lbs and 23 inches deep, would 3 of the 60 inch-pound hinges work? The calculator says i am over the torsion limit....
Alex G on May 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 29 pounds with a moment arm of 23/2 inches yields 333 inch pounds. If you use the rating system, you would need five 60 inch-pound hinges.
Do I need to add a chain or stay of some sort between lid and box to stop the lid opening further back than vertical?

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Can the lid fold back to the ground if opened past vertical, or will the hinge break off if going past horizontal (i.e. 180 degrees of opening)

______o______ lid
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box | \
| \ lid opened to the ground?
David D on Dec 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will stop at 90 degrees or close to it. Its important to buy the right weight for these though or it can take too much force to open.
I want to use these hinges on a door panel on which a 7 lb flat screen tv will be mounted. The door's depth will be approximately 19" and the tv will be on the lower 15 inches of the door. The door and tv together will weigh no more than 12 lbs. The idea is that the door will rotate upwards toward the ceiling of my RV. Is this a workable plan? I figure 2 60 in lb hinges, but I admit that the application isn't what is depicted so the calculator may not be appropriate.
Bernie C on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The combined weight in a horizontal position will always make the door close. I would incorporate some kind of a catch to hold it in the open position. Using these hinges will provide a firm/stiff opening feel and therefore a kind of a safety net for the tv - so it won't slam shut if unclasped.
I used 3/4” stock for the corners then 3/4” stock for the inside walls. If I mount it flush with the wall in back the corners show but I know the lid will open all the way with these hinges. If I mount it flush or with a slight overhang with the 3/4” corners will I be able to open the lid fully or do I need a different type of hinge? I may have messed up and should have left the back completely flat.
Todd E on Apr 5, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I guess you must first answer the question what is the main use for the project. Then that should answer most of your questions. Also for me I would need to see what you are doing to give a better answer.
I would like to use a Flush mount and have a 1/4' corner trim piece on back of box. Would I still be able to open lid with trim piece and flush mount ?????
BILL S on Oct 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I cannot answer that.
I’m repairing a toy box my grandfather made. The lid is 3/4 pine but is made in two pieces. A 4 inch wide fixed piece in the back and the main lid butts to that piece. Existing hinges are simple brass flat hinges, not good for little fingers. Can this hinge adapt to this configuration?
Thomas H on May 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: This is a wonderful hinge, but I can't envision how to adapt it to your box with the fixed piece in the back since the base of the hinge needs to attach to the vertical back of the box.
Is the 15 in.-pound torsion hinge for a 15 pound lid?
chris j on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. Weigh and measure your lid and use the calculator.
Will these work on 18mm ply? that's slightly less than 3/4"
Kem M on Jun 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will
How well would these work if I used them for baby gate rather than a lid? Was looking for something that would not swing out of control and crash into the wall when the gate was opened to fast/far. Also, how would you determine which size hinge based on this application?
Bob E on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Interesting application. Most baby gates are spring loaded to self close. These are torsion hinges made to hold a lid open or partially open in any position. For a baby gate, guess they would work, but the gate would stay in any position you place it. You do not need heavy ones, in fact lightest ones would work since they are not hold up any weight. They would easily hold the heaviest gate any position you place it, since it is not having to actually hold the weight of the door "up"
What in the world? My hinges are both completely rigid. I can't get them to "hinge". I'm obviously missing something, what is the trick to these things?
Omni V on Sep 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You need to attach them so you can get the leverage you'll need.
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