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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
Open Degree 105
Finish Brass
4.5 / 5.0
158 Reviews
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Follow the directions to the mm and it works great immediately.
June 3, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Soft close lid supports
Just installed a pair on my granddaughter’s toy chest very gentle closing so little fingers won’t be harmed. Fairly easy installation.
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May 10, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Instructions are not clear for tops that are thicker than shown on skamatics.
May 5, 2019
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Soft Down Lid Support
excellent product works great and I don't have to worry about my grandson getting fingers pinched.
April 22, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Soft down lid support
Getting it positioned correctly is the key to success. My first attempt was to mount it where I thought but it barely slowed the lid down. I went back and mounted it per the enclosed small metric drawing measurements and it worked.
soft down lid support
soft down lid support
April 17, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Working good so far
The directions are tiny and the dimensions are in metric and not standard sizes so installation is a little tricky. If you do the conversions before and know fractions, you should be ok. I only measured for two points to locate the lower piece and then used the piece to mark the other two holes. This worked well for me; no extra drilling =).
April 16, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Awesome for Toy Boxes
I built two toy boxes for my sons and with each build I used these Soft Down Lid supports. They work great and take the abuse of children.

They are bit spendy but worth the price, especially if it prevents fingers getting smashed.

Would buy again.
April 9, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice slow close
I really like the slow close of the lid with this support.
April 5, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I would highly recommend this product.
This is the best functioning lid support I have ever used. It easily holds the chest top in the full upright position and allows the top to close very slowly and smoothly. It is ideal for any type of chest including toy boxes. First installation is somewhat of a chore because instructions are tiny and metric. But the results are worth the trouble.
March 29, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great soft close item
Not sure if I installed exactly as required, but the work great.
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March 23, 2019
3 months ago
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Making a window box for my granddaughter and need to avoid pinched fingers.
Robert C on Jun 23, 2019
Making a toy box for my grandson and the soft down lid support just makes sense.
The quality is always good. Rockler is a trusted name in my circle of fellow woodworkers.
Keith C on Jun 12, 2019
Making a window box for my granddaughter and need to avoid pinched fingers.
Robert C on Jun 23, 2019
recommended by friend for blanket box
Virginia . on Jun 20, 2019
Making a toy box for my grandson and the soft down lid support just makes sense.
The quality is always good. Rockler is a trusted name in my circle of fellow woodworkers.
Keith C on Jun 12, 2019
Making a toy box for my Grandson and Rockler was recommended by a friend.
bruce m on Jun 10, 2019
Making a toy box for a friend and knew Rockler always has what I need.
Kenneth P on Jun 10, 2019
Making a Treasure chest for a four year old
Roger W on Jun 8, 2019
Needed for a project.
Building a cedar chest
Lew L on Jun 3, 2019
Looked like best product for my needs.
Carolin H on May 30, 2019
made great grandson a toy box wanted a closer that wouldn't mash his fingers. He's one.
Barbara N on May 19, 2019
I have been making toy boxes for family and friends for a couple years now, and this soft close is the best thing on the market. It works fantastic. I will be making more toy boxes over the years i am sure, and i will be ordering many more of these.

Keebs on May 13, 2019
Toy box for the Grandkids.
Michael G on May 12, 2019
I was looking for a hinge that opened more than 90 degrees and also had a soft close.
Craig B on May 6, 2019
Was looking for safety hinge supports for a refinished toy box, and it came recommended by someone I trust.
Norberto V on May 6, 2019
They work great!
Robert F on May 5, 2019
toy box support
Middleton L on Apr 28, 2019
for toy chest lid
Rebecca B on Apr 25, 2019
Kids solid wood toy boy with heavy lid.
KHALE S on Apr 13, 2019
Stephanie A on Apr 10, 2019
live in an old house with a large window seat. we want to use it for kids's toys. this looked heavy duty enough for the big heavy thing. If not i will add a third in the middle.

Chris D on Apr 7, 2019
To keep itty bitty fingers safe
Shelby S on Apr 2, 2019
To prevent pinched fingers.
Mark H on Apr 2, 2019
For a wooden toy box lid and I want to prevent hurt fingers for my grand babies
Martin S on Apr 1, 2019
Lost a part to an existing soft down support and couldn't purchase the piece part.
Brandon M on Mar 29, 2019
Toy box
Allen B on Mar 28, 2019
These were chosen for use on a toy box for safe closure of lid.
Alison K on Mar 26, 2019
made a toy box
william t on Mar 26, 2019
Toy Chest
Marlene R on Mar 26, 2019
Looking for replacement piano bench hinge. Could not find same original type. This appears to be a good replacement.
Joseph G on Mar 21, 2019
I have used before and it saves fingers
Donald F on Mar 21, 2019
Needed for a closet locker lid.
zach v on Mar 19, 2019
Ordered 2 works great I need 2 more.
Grandkids toy chest
Jon B on Mar 18, 2019
So glad to find these online. No one else carried them.
Wanda H on Mar 18, 2019
for a toybox with a current broken hinge, I wanted something that would not crush my toddlers little hands when putting the lid up or down. I have seen good reviews, so im gonna try this in hopes its a good make.
Veronica J on Mar 17, 2019
I like the price & that the company has caution in mind..
traci nelson E on Mar 14, 2019
Refinishing a toy chest for our baby...
Dan K on Mar 12, 2019
To protect little fingers on a toy box
Vanessa B on Mar 12, 2019
Brass coloring to match he hinge, safe option for trunk or box lids.
Jason D on Mar 11, 2019
For my granddaughter’s toy box
Johnnie G on Mar 6, 2019
converting trunk to toy chest for grandkids
Dean D on Mar 6, 2019
Recommended. Great service and quality items.
Pablo R on Mar 6, 2019
For my kids' safety.
Mike D on Mar 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
recommended by friend for blanket box
Virginia . on Jun 20, 2019
Making a toy box for my Grandson and Rockler was recommended by a friend.
bruce m on Jun 10, 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.
The apparatus resists strongly when lifting the lid. It will even lift the front off of the floor. It offers no resistance at all when closing. It just slams shut. My toy box is very small with a small lid. My installation looks just like the pictures, closes and opens all the way up and down. What am I missing?
Jim T on May 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, I can't help you with this. I think I remember that the distance from the back of the box and the rod placement on the lid are critical measurements.
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.
I have a medium size display box (DIY project) that I created with a flat lid. Will this lid support keep the lid up? The lid is less than 5 lbs, but I don't want to constantly hold it while putting items in it.
Casandra on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They work very well. I would advise experimenting a little with placement as the instructions are not the best and I wound up making my own templates. But, get them in the right place and I love them.
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.
Need something for my storage box under my bed in a camper. So I don't need 105° closer to 65° and the more you open the lid the more bedding your pushing so it's increasing the lb as you increase the angle. And I need it to hold solid at that 65° angle. Will these work for me?
Shane R on Jun 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No. This needs to open greater than 90 degrees from horizontal or it will close, albeit slowly. If this will have the weight of bedding on it, I think it will make it that more likely to close, although it will do so slowly. It’s meant to prevent accidental crash downs but it is not meant to hold a lid open if it’s working against gravity/ weight of bedding
If I only open it half way, does it lock into place or does it soft close ?
Jon B on Feb 28, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will close slowly. Just remember to get one strong enough for the size lid. I had to get stronger ones twice before I had the correct ones for the lid ( on a hope chest) that I was using them for.
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 pecan wood lid that is 3/4" thick , 24" L x 18" w. I don't know how much it weighs but it's heavy , any ideas ?
Roger P on Jun 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Roger. This Soft Down Lid Support will be an excellent choice for your Pecan Lid. Follow the instructions
closely as dimensions are critical . You may view the Toy Chest where I used these supports. In the collage. The chest is located near left center and has a ten spindle back support. Gordon O.
Would this work for a tilt open garbage cabinet door?
Adam E on Mar 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes it worked great for that. Some what of a challenge to get mounted because of the angle. But it is doable. I actually made a sample to work out the mounting angle.
Will this lid support work with full overlay frameless hinges?
Barton M on Feb 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Barton, I used a piano hinge as in the picture, but see no reason why the wouldn't work with Blum or other similar hinges.
Best, Jonathan
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.