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Protect those little fingers from unpleasant surprises with these gently closing lid supports. Ideal for toy boxes, piano benches and other lidded furniture.

Soft Down Lid Support

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Soft Down Lid Support
Soft Down Lid Support

Lids lower gently--never crushing fingers. Support opens lids to a maximum angle of 105° and is 8-7/8" long overall. They have nickel plated steel arms with cream colored plastic housing. Compact design makes these supports ideal for installing in tight places. Use one support per 43 inch/lbs. Determine inch/lbs with this formula: (lid wt. X front to back size) divided by 2.

(1) Soft Down Lid Support
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Brand Sugatsune
Manufacturer Part Number SDS-210-UMBER
Weight 0.3500
Technical Documents
Outlet No
Open Degree 105
Finish Brass
4.5 / 5.0
133 Reviews
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I’m happy to say these are great.
Have new grand babies, we put these on the old toy box that my kids had 25 years ago. If we would have had these “slow lid supports”, we would have passed several injured fingers.
Proud to say I would purchase several times again if needed.

Chris H.
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February 21, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product
Love the product. Just wish the directions were larger and easier to read. Not a fan of having to convert everything from mm to inches.
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February 17, 2019
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works great.
Works really good for the lid on my grandsons toy box.
February 10, 2019
1 month ago
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January 31, 2019
2 months ago
I have a two-year-old grandson, that I made a toy box for Christmas. he was looking at it and all the sudden slammed it closed. With a house full of relatives we all jumped out of our skin.
I installed one of these hinges and when he came over again I watched him try and do it again with no luck on his part. Works great:)
January 16, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
I got two of these for a toy chest we had as kids so that my little grandson would not whack his fingers as we did in closing the lid. They were easy to install once we understood the instructions and they work really well. Lid stays up when fully opened and when closed a quarter of the way slowly slides down into the fully closed position all on its own. Quite a good solution to a real problem.
January 11, 2019
2 months ago
Good, but redo the instructions.
This lid support works well, but the instructions were a bit hard to follow as the measurements were in mm instead of inches. Also, more explanation of how it works would be good. It’s not intuitive.
January 11, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works perfectly everytime the lid is closed on my box.
January 7, 2019
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked very well used on a toy box project instruction s could have been a little more clear especially the measurements
December 31, 2018
2 months ago
works great !
no noise , no smashed fingers !
no noise ! no smashed little fingers !
gran kids can operate the lid w/ no problems !
December 29, 2018
3 months ago
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I purchased the hinge support for a toy box that has a domed solid wood lid. I was not sure what hinge would be required to prevent smashed little fingers for my great great nephew. THank you for your info.
Debra M on Feb 16, 2019
for toy box for my grandson. this hinge had good reviews and was plastic covered.
Donald O on Feb 4, 2019
I purchased the hinge support for a toy box that has a domed solid wood lid. I was not sure what hinge would be required to prevent smashed little fingers for my great great nephew. THank you for your info.
Debra M on Feb 16, 2019
Previously used with good results.
Gary R on Feb 6, 2019
for toy box for my grandson. this hinge had good reviews and was plastic covered.
Donald O on Feb 4, 2019
Kevin H on Jan 30, 2019
Heavy lid on cedar chest
Ed D on Jan 23, 2019
I ordered these for two window seat cabinets I have in my home
BRUCE D on Jan 23, 2019
My granddaughters safety, using a family heirloom toy chest.
Sandy N on Jan 22, 2019
This is just what I have been looking for so toy box lid will not shut on little fingers.
Gary D on Jan 19, 2019
For a blanket storage chest
T O on Jan 19, 2019
Large coffee table with storage capacity for Decorations. All items inside need a lid that is secure when lifted and closes with a soft touch to save your fingers. Needed one on each side for size to be level when lifted.
Ronald M on Jan 18, 2019
We made a heavy duty toy box for our grandson and didn't want his fingers getting pinched. We ordered two and they were just perfect for our needs.
Nancy D on Jan 17, 2019
Toy Box lid
Michael B on Jan 16, 2019
To use on a pool box used for storage
Richard W on Jan 15, 2019
I needed this to finish off my chest that my father made.
Vincine M on Jan 10, 2019
Had very good reviews. Looks like it will save the grand babies fingers.
Chris H on Jan 6, 2019
we made a large toy box and the lid is heavy. We didn't want any fingers hurt while digging for goodies!! thank you for having what we needed.
lisa v on Jan 6, 2019
just what I needed
Clyde M on Jan 4, 2019
Need to replace broken support
John K on Jan 4, 2019
because I couldn’t find them anywhere else. Soft close, won’t hurt fingers
erin e on Jan 3, 2019
Ideal product for what i was building
Robert H on Jan 2, 2019
Easy to find just what I needed!
Linda D on Jan 2, 2019
need to control closing on a cedar chest
Randy C on Dec 29, 2018
Because I needed them
Chester S on Dec 27, 2018
I needed for granddaughter’s toy box
Ken K on Dec 26, 2018
For my child's toy chest
Jeremy S on Dec 25, 2018
Needed it.
Bruce H on Dec 24, 2018
Building 3 cedar chests and a toy box
RONALD S on Dec 21, 2018
my friend used two on a black walnut lid and it worked great .
Randy B on Dec 17, 2018
Perfect for trunk type lids
Holleywood grain on Dec 16, 2018
they looked like the best thing that would work for my application. The video provided the information that I needed and thats what helped make my choice.
Kevin J on Dec 10, 2018
Good reviews looks like what I need to complete toy box project
Robert M on Dec 9, 2018
To complete a project.
Jerome K on Dec 8, 2018
Good Reviews
STEVEN B on Dec 8, 2018
Built a toy box for my granddaughter for Christmas.
Thomas B on Dec 8, 2018
I read the other reviews
DORA Steiner U on Dec 7, 2018
Have two grand sons and my husband didnt want any mashed little fingers.
Pamela P on Dec 3, 2018
Advice from friend
Mariana C on Dec 3, 2018
toy box for grandkids. Good reviews.
Kevin D on Dec 2, 2018
Ordered the same product before, it works and works well.
Ronald M on Dec 2, 2018
Building a toybox for grandchild and read some good reviews so im going to try them out. Im very excited.
Stanley P on Dec 1, 2018
I am building toy boxes for my 2 & 3 year old grand children, and these will be perfect to help keep their little fingers from getting hurt, when they close the lid.
Ken U on Dec 1, 2018
Rockler has always given me good quality products and always prompt on shipping I always look for what my needs are from Rockler
Sherman C on Nov 30, 2018
used them previously
Denny B on Nov 30, 2018
Looks simple and effective
Kelly Ferguson E on Nov 30, 2018
It will open at 105 degrees
Gene T on Nov 28, 2018
Making a toy box for our Great Grandson as a Christmas present. Want to make sure his fingers are safe
Gary W on Nov 28, 2018
Antique trunk was a hazard when used by grandchildren.
Joanne F on Nov 25, 2018
So my kids don't drop the lid and smash there fingers
Travis M on Nov 24, 2018
Toy box lid
Ron F on Nov 23, 2018
I have used your service before, you have a great selection of hardware that cannot be found in retail stores
Pablo R on Nov 18, 2018
Previously used with good results.
Gary R on Feb 6, 2019
Kevin H on Jan 30, 2019
how many needed for lid 10 pounds 19 inches wide ?
ronnie j on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You would need 2 of these supports.
I have built a toy Box with a lid that is 26lbs. and 42" by 22" . I want the lid to close slowly. What size do I need and will it require 2?
OldWrangler on Oct 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend at least two lid support as you have 286 inch pounds to hold.
Rocklers item #26237 and #26203 are a right hand and left hand support. and have a max rating of 125 in. pounds. If more is need then #26153 would be sufficient to carry the extra weight. It is a 35-40 inch pound back mount support
If I have a box that will require 2 of these are they ambidextrous? I dont see a left and right?
Will G on Jun 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, completely ambidextrous.
I see there is a knuckle in this support. Do you have to pull the hinge to unlock it, or can you simply pull down on the lid?
Michael B on Sep 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You pull down the lid. The product works great. Very impressed with the product
The measurement from front to back of the top is in inches or ft?
Patrick C on Nov 4, 2016
does this lid support open up a full 90 degs, if not what is the maxim opening degs.?
Jerry S on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It opens 45 degrees and supports a good amount of weight. It does not open a full 90 degrees.
Do these Soft lid supports come in Right and Left or do they work either way?
Terry G on Jan 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Make sure you use lid weight calculation to determine if two are required.
I am going to use this for a toy box. What hinge style do you recommend? For a fairly heavy lid?
LIren S on Sep 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please use the lid weight formula in the Rockler Catalog to determine if you need on or two soft down lids. I was border line on whether to use one or two and decide to use two. It turned out it was the right choice. If children are going to be opening and closing the lid I would definitely use two. The soft down lid is really a good quality lid mechanism and not that difficult to install.
would this work on3/4" mdf 29"x42"?
John P on Sep 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use done an a 20 x 36" oak lid and it works fine, but it does not hold the lid open unless it is beyond 90 degrees. It does close softly.

Since MDF is much heavier than oak, and you are working with twice as many square inches, you will need something stronger.
What size and how many soft close supports for 6 ft long lid on toy box?
Donna N on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have used the “soft down lid support” on two different projects and am very pleased.
Each project, the lid is approximately 36in long x 22in deep using 2 stays, one was not enough. I would use the inch pounds formula for larger lid.
The lid is 20 lbs and 6 ft. Long. How many soft closures would I need?
Donna N on Nov 16, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The lids we have used this Soft Down Lid Support for weigh about 20 pounds. They are made of oak & measure 30” long by 18” wide. One Support is plenty for us, so one support should be plenty for your lid also.
I have a large chest the lid will be 1400mm x 800mm 30mm thick about 15kg (30lb) will this unit do the job I will be using 2 ?
S H on Mar 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 15kg and 800mm width implies 15 x 2.2 x 800 / 25.4 / 2 lb.ins = 520 lb.in. Each support can carry 125 lb.ins.
This lid is too heavy for even 2 supports. You need to look for a stronger product
What is the minimum depth from bottom of box that they can be used? My activity desk is only 2 1/4 in deep. Will this work?
Bob Y on Mar 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Assuming the device is mounted as near flush as possible with the top of the desk side. I measured from the projecting peg shown in the photo, to the bottom of the arc of the plastic body, as it rotates, and mine appears to need about 2 3/4" minimum clearance.
I'm building a toy barn where you can open a portion of the roof measuring 7" x 24", will this lid support work since overall length is 8-7/8"?
Greg N on Jan 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it should work just fine. The lid support is hinged, so it folds down into about a 5" length. I used it on a tack trunk and it works great. Very smooth and sturdy.
Can I use this for my trapped door in my floor? Door weighs about 90lbs
A shopper on Jun 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't think these will work, even with one on each side. The formula is: "Use one support per 43" /lbs. Figure" /lbs with this formula: (lid wt. X front to back size) divided by 2. "

Note that the spec is "inch /pounds" (not exactly clear).

I used one for a wash stand top that weighs about 12 pounds and it is marginal.
I have a mud room box that the lid weighs about 17 pounds and is 16" wide. what type of soft close hinge (2) could be used mounted on the inside on the sides?
Joe R on Feb 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I would use the lid stay torsion hinge number 31891 or one of the other numbers for heavier lids or you could use the box lid support right and left numbers 26211 and 26187 and they also make for heavier lids. I have used both with good results.
How much depth is needed for hinge when top is closed?
Peggy K on Dec 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: My hinge is installed near the edge and the arm is 5 1/8 inches inside when closed. Hope ''tis answers your question.
Sds 210 umber. Does this work for right and left side?
MaryB on Nov 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: According to the downloadable instructions available it shows either right or left hand installation
My storage area is 8 feet long , how many do I need?
Don H on Jul 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used 2 on a lid that measured 22"x34"x3/4" thk. I cannot give an accurate answer, not knowing the weight of the top. Your top has a large top and depending on the material can be quite heavy. My estimate, 4 or 5.
Just purchased 2 of these soft close hindges for a cedar/toy box. Is there an installation video that I can watch to help me install them correctly?
Deana H on Jun 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hey Deana. I haven't seen a video, but the layout measurements should have been included with the directions. They're pretty straightforward. Follow those and you should have no problem.
I have a pine cover on a chest, 19x57. How many do I need?
David D on Jun 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'd go with 2. Even with pine. I did one and it broke too easily. 2 is worth it.
Will they assist in opening a lid?
Kevin N on Apr 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I put this on my Grandson's toy chest. It doesn't assist opening but did a great job not closing fast on little hands! I'd recommend this product.
I just installed these soft close arms on a toy box I built. The lid opens softly but does not close softly. Did I buy the wrong one? Am I doing something wrong? Please help!!
Keebs on Mar 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Check the weight of the lid. I forget what the capacity is, but it's not huge. I installed one on a refurbished army trunk to use as a toybox. It wasn't enough so I installed another on the other side. Works great now, closing slowly and completely.
I would like to use the soft down lid support to slow down a door that recess into ceiling holding a 28" flat screen TV so when I unlock door it will allow TV to come down slowly. Do you think it will work? This is in a motor home.
David F on Jan 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: it will work fine but depending on the weight of the tv you should use one on both sides of the door be carefull on the measurements they have to be spot on I hope this helped I have been using these for about 3 years and they work great joe snedden
Can these be used on an outside storage box?
Michael H on Sep 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Michael, I'm really not sure if you can use this hinge outside in the weather. Not sure of the rust factor. Installation instructions are not very good at all.
Is there a left and right hinge?
Jim K on Aug 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Correct, came as a pair
are they universal for Left or right ?
ric p on Jul 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, we have one on each side of our trunk lid.
I have a kid that is 105. Which ones should I us?
Jakenitz on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Would not use one for a lid over 23 lbs. could use 2 for abt 45 lbs
my box has a 1/4 lip around inside. need to know if ther would be a clearance issue?
Gary W on Dec 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you mean that the 1/4" lip is horizontal, protruding into the box opening, then I believe that it would interfere with the hinge closing. I have a similar situation. However, it's fairly simple to remove part of the lip with a dremel so that the hinge closes without interference.
Will these open to different points or is only open all the way or complete closed? For instance, will these allow the lid to stop and stay half way open?
Alyson O on Oct 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Open or close. At the half-way point it would just let the lid down slowly the rest of the way.