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Porter-Cable Door Hinge Template

Highly adjustable to accommodate different door thicknesses and hinge lengths.
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Porter-Cable's unique door hinge routing template is highly adjustable, allowing you to rout hinge mortises for various door thicknesses and hinge lengths. Once adjusted, just tap the included double-headed nails through the guide holes to hold it in place, and rout out your hinge mortise with the included bearing-guided router bit. The Door Hinge Jig is designed to be used on the door and the door jam. You'll be able to rout both the door and frame hinges for a complete door hanging solution.Bit included is ½" cutting diameter with 5/8" diameter bearing.

To insure proper installation, it features positive placement lock-in pins to enable quick and secure placement of the template to the door and jam. The Porter-Cable Door Hinge Template is also equipped with quick-adjust ratcheting router bit guide to accommodate 1/4", 5/8" radius and square-cornered hinges. Corner chisel required for square-cornered butt hinges (sold separately).

  • Double-headed nails ensure easy removal from door and frame
  • Accommodates 8 hinge sizes from 2-1/2" to 6" inclusive, in 1/2" increments
  • Used to rout both door and frame hinges for a complete door hanging solution
  • The extended template platform provides excellent router stability
(1) Porter Cable Door Hinge Template
(2) Ratcheting router bit guides
(4) Positive placement lock-in pins (2 spares)
(2) Double-headed nails
(1) High-speed steel bearing guided bit 1/2” cutting diameter w/ 5/8” bearing
(1) Instruction sheet
More Information
Brand Porter-Cable
Manufacturer Part Number 59370
Weight 0.8000
Tech Spec
  • Router bit shank size: 1/4"
  • Accommodates doors of various thicknesses: 1-3/8", 1-3/4", 2", 2-1/4", and 2-1/2"
  • Accommodates 8 hinge sizes from 2-1/2" to 6" inclusive, in 1/2" increments
Type Hinge Template
3.8 / 5.0
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Porter-Cable Door Hinge Template
The Porter-Cable door hinge template is well-designed and worked very well! It was just the thing I needed to do my home repairs.
June 26, 2020
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Porter-Cable Door Hinge Template
i actually prefer this one over a much more expensive one
June 2, 2020
1 month ago
Great tool
This template does what it claims and is easy to use. Just be sure to read the directions BEFORE use. After you’ve done a few it gets pretty easy.
May 2, 2020
1 year ago
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February 27, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good product
It took a little bit to understand the directions, and which way it goes, but once you figure that out, the work gets done rather quickly
October 8, 2019
9 months ago
Wish it was all steel . But Porter cable does make a hole jig set up it that is all steel.
This jig is very well thought out and easy to use
April 14, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
easy to use
The template was easy to use on both the door and the jamb. I have tried others but this one by far worked the best.
November 9, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
porter cable door hinge installation kit
Works very well and easy to use. I would recommend.
November 2, 2018
1 year ago
Worked great. And the
Rice was fair
September 7, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great device. Excellent price.
Easy to use. Anyone can do it. Although if using this for an existing antique door with existing hinges as I was I would recommend any user do one or two test runs on scrap to understand how much offset to allow for the collet.
May 4, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Best rated recommended
william e marston O on Sep 27, 2019
Looks like the cool tool to hang my wife's new doors.
PAUL G on Jul 29, 2019
Best rated recommended
william e marston O on Sep 27, 2019
I need it
Harold H on Sep 1, 2019
Looks like the cool tool to hang my wife's new doors.
PAUL G on Jul 29, 2019
adding new doors
Joseph C on Jul 3, 2019
Anything that makes life easier and simplier is worth it!
bill on Jun 29, 2019
Made a exterior door need to mortise in the hinges
LINDA H on May 30, 2019
Making my own doors
Marilyn S on Mar 26, 2019
Inverting a door to swing opposite its current direction
Arlin B on Mar 13, 2019
Great reviews and I have a 15 door replacement project coming up. This could be a real time saver.
John Hammell H on Feb 19, 2019
Great deal , time saver! No chisel..
Terry S on Oct 7, 2018
needed one
Larry H on Jul 21, 2018
This item offered more accessories than the other retailers, and at a very reasonable price. Thank you!
Robert M on Jun 23, 2018
It will make the job easier and save time.
PETER P on Jun 15, 2018
Installing doors
Scott R on Apr 1, 2018
price its for a small job
HH on Feb 2, 2018
Someone stole my other two of these. Really miss having them for installing door hinges. Great jig.
Bill on Dec 2, 2017
to ease hinge install
gerald h on Nov 30, 2017
needed to hang custom doors
David G on Sep 19, 2017
For my son to have on his construction trailer to use on job sites.
Dennis S on Jul 23, 2017
Have used before
Steve H on Mar 24, 2017
installing some doors
John W M on Mar 12, 2017
Thought it would help
Richard M on Mar 2, 2017
Doing my own "pre-hung" door systems.
Eddie d on Mar 2, 2017
It works great just don't lose the pins.
Kurtis G on Feb 26, 2017
For door hinges.
Jerry B on Sep 15, 2016
I trust Porter-Cable products.
William T on Jul 21, 2016
I need to install hinges on doors without pre installed hinges.
William L M on Jul 17, 2016
To lazy to build my own jig
Gerald T on Jul 15, 2016
I have used this hinge template for years it finally wore out had to replace it. its a must have for my tool box.
Daniel W on Apr 9, 2016
because it works on both the door and door frame
Mark S on Mar 12, 2016
Replacing a damaged door & I wanted it to look as good as the door it replaces.
Rosemary S on Jan 24, 2016
Simplify another of the repetitive tasks of my profession.
Francis S on Jan 20, 2016
need new jig
Terry N on Jan 18, 2016
At 80, I'm too old to use a chisel and mallet
Ferdinand Z on Nov 23, 2015
I picked this template because I thought I could use it to provide hinge mortises for a door a built to fit into an existing casing. The job was on a house in a historic district and the casing could not be removed. The template is flimsy, at best, and is poorly designed for my application or any other application when it comes to mortising hinge sockets.
The Wood Studio on Oct 24, 2015
This will fit a variety of sizes of doors.
Janelle W on Sep 25, 2015
Hanging a bunch of doors worked well
Jay W on Aug 26, 2015
I have your biscuit joiner and it's a top notch tool. I figured your hinge template would be the same!
Alvin S on Aug 19, 2015
We are a custom interior and exterior door shop. The Porter-Cable Hinge Templates will be a handy tool for us.
Rhonda V on Aug 14, 2015
Need it to hang 12 doors quickly
Vincent L on Aug 6, 2015
I've shopped Rockler's for years and have always gotten quality equipment and good service.
Bruce K on Jun 26, 2015
installing new doors in house
roderick t on May 6, 2015
Simple & cost effective.
Rob B on Apr 7, 2015
I need it
Harold H on Sep 1, 2019
adding new doors
Joseph C on Jul 3, 2019
can this template be used to rout out for hinges on jamb also?
Stephen on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes it can , I have used it many times
will it work on any router?
A shopper on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yep even though I used a smaller hand held with a 1/4" bit. I have a larger one but used the excuse to convince my wife I needed another one.
Where can i buy a replacement bit for the template? #43671PC
JOE T on Jun 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: There is nothing special about the bit, it's simply a flush cut mortise bit. You can get them at most any hardware store.
can I use a small palm router with this tool?
A shopper on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It should work fine as long as the base or your router is not too small so it would not be supported by the jig if so you could make and attach a little larger baseplate. The amount of material you are removing is not significant so the smaller router should handle that without any problems.
Can this be used to route the dead bolt strike plate mortise in the door frame?
RIch S on May 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I didn't try, but think it is not functionally able to.

I had to add filler strips and masking tape to keep the jig in place; I would have been better-off building my own jig for the one exterior door I was retrofitting. Which, by the way, begs the question - how wide is a HD 36 X 80 blank door? Answer - not 36 inches 35.75" to be exact! My door opening was set at 36.25"; I had to re-frame the existing opening to get door to fit properly - would have been better off with a prehung door
?Can this product be bought at lowes home improvement
conrad d on Apr 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not this item that I know of. I bought from Rocker because of selection but mostly because of QUALITY. It's a no brainer. Got it fast within days didn't have to drive to big box store.
Can you cut out the door and the jam at the same time?
Larry H on Mar 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The router can only cut one surface at a time. Therefore, you will need to cut the door and the door jamb separately. Ensuring proper measurements here is key to a successful job. Measure three times, and cut once. Hope this helps.
can this template be used on an already installed jamb ?
Jake on Mar 10, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The template will need to sit on the door stop for this to work. That would require additional shims for the template to sit flat. I used this template without the stops in place with no problems on a jamb already installed.