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Soft Down Lid Supports

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With a range of 60-86" /pound per support, these light-duty supports offer the security of gentle descent for applications with top-opening flap door. Suggested for applications with concealed, piano, or butt hinges. Designed to hold door in fully opened position.

With a range of 60-86" /pound per support and 121-173" /pound per pair (formula: lid wt. x front-to-back size ÷ 2 =" /pounds), these supports offer the security of gentle descent for applications with top-opening flap door. Opening to 70°, they are ideal for both overlay and inset lids. Requires 5-1/8" x 7/8" x 10-3/4" for mounting. Overall dimensions are 5-1/2" L x 1-5/8" High x 3/4" thick; arm is 10inches L when fully extended. Available in right- and left-handed.

(1) Soft Down Lid Support
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Brand Sugatsune
Weight 0.6300
4.1 / 5.0
50 Reviews
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Worked well. Easy installation.
April 22, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
soft down hinges
I am very happy with those hinges working well
March 4, 2018
over 2 years ago
Excellent lid supports
I really like these lid supports. While they did not come with installation instructions, I was able to easily find them on the web, and make a mounting template based on the hinge type I used and the chest wall thickness. The lid raises easily, locks open, and crops softly to close. My wife likes them, which is what really matters.
Cherry blanket chest with fragrant red cedar bottom.
Cherry blanket chest with fragrant red cedar bottom.
February 8, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Sugatsune lid supports
Built a toy box for a friends grandson, top lid weighed 16 lbs and was 19.5 inches deep. I tried other soft close hinges and they would not support lid and it would close half way and then slam.
I purchased these lid supports, left and right. Instructions were very exact. take time to lay out properly. Lid supports worked fantastic!!. slow close all the way. My advise , Calculate inch /lbs, as instructed, and order proper lid support.
Great product.
February 2, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Great Soft Closers
Very good product. Performs as advertised. Used 2 closers to hold up 13 pound toy box lid.
October 13, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product
Work great and easy install
October 3, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Box lid support
Exactly what I was looking for. Easy to install and makes my granddaughter's toy box safe.
October 2, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
Works Great!
This product works great! i would use these again. they worked great for my Sons toy box
August 18, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked well.
August 2, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product
These hinges worked great on the toy chest I made for our newest grandson. They closed so soft that there is no way for the kids to get their fingers slammed. These may be overkill for the application that I used them in, but the results were just what we wanted and we are very pleased.
November 16, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Rockler Store
I have used these items before and they work excellent.
Mike Z on Aug 3, 2018
PK K on Apr 30, 2018
I have used these items before and they work excellent.
Mike Z on Aug 3, 2018
I built a toy box a few months the ago that has a heavy lid. I was looking for something that provided safety to avoid kids getting their hands hurt if it slammed shut. Hope this works.
Jeff T on Jul 11, 2018
PK K on Apr 30, 2018
To aid in the lifting of a very heavy foot stool
Richard on Apr 21, 2018
building a toy box for a child. I don't want little fingers and hands harmed
Gary N on Apr 19, 2018
To complete a project
Joe S on Mar 23, 2018
I chose this soft down lid support over others because after reading several reviews and watching a couple videos I believe this project best suits my needs. I will be using this support on a built-in closet bench seat.
William H on Mar 15, 2018
Complete info provided. Capable of supporting the chest lid being installed and appeared to look clean and neat.
Ted H on Feb 27, 2018
for existing trunk with piano hinges
Louis L on Feb 5, 2018
Toy box cover to protect fingers and head.
Oliver on Dec 11, 2017
Made 2 toy boxes for my grandson and needed good safety hinges for the lids. Picked up 2 left handed ones, only needed right handed ones to finish the project.
Richard K on Sep 8, 2017
I made a toy box for my grandaughter and I don't want her to hurt her fingers.
Joseph P on May 29, 2017
Grandson has small and tender fingers
Ellsworth G on Apr 19, 2017
This is for my dove tail chest that I make. This is to ensure the children to not smash there little fingers.
Helen R on Apr 18, 2017
for a cedar toy chest
Georgia K on Mar 7, 2017
Bought for safe toy box lid operation. No smashed little fingers. Must apply pressure to open or close lid.
Paul S on Jan 24, 2017
can't find anywhere else
Jim D on Dec 26, 2016
Because I'm building a toy chest and I don't want my nephew to smash his fingers.
melisa m on Dec 12, 2016
So my grandkids don't hurt fingers on toy boxes
michael b on Dec 9, 2016
So my child dose not slam his fingers in his toy box.
Tjman87 on Jul 12, 2016
My second purchase of this item. The first one worked well to slow down a toy box lid decent.
Craig W on Jun 20, 2016
Heavy duty (when installed properly)
Scott B on May 10, 2016
For a toy chest to protect little fingers
Eydie S on Apr 14, 2016
wanted a support that fit my needs. Hold open at less than 90°
Tim V on Feb 10, 2016
Cedar chest lid
Mike S on Jan 15, 2016
Best option for hinged lift-tops of banquette design.
TDoeberl on Jan 2, 2016
Made Granddaughter toy box with heavier lid.
Barb on Dec 26, 2015
seems to be best fit for application
tom s on Dec 24, 2015
Allows toy boxes to close safely for the little ones.
Lori D on Dec 19, 2015
I have used this style closer for other toy box lids
Gerald A on Dec 15, 2015
I have used them before. They Support heavy lids well.
Robert M on Dec 5, 2015
child safety
Gary L on Nov 30, 2015
good price
Brian T on Nov 29, 2015
Protect child's fingers on lid of toy box
Bob P on Nov 19, 2015
soft closers I have used in the past fail after a few years. This is the only type I have found that is able to put up with wear and tear and still work correctly. I need to get it in a dark brown or black not just the white. It would match the pieces better that way. That would be the bomb!!!
Jacob B on Oct 13, 2015
These were a better price and color I wanted. Also I got free shipping with the promo code and could order through Amazon.
Sandy P on Sep 6, 2015
It best suited what I needed.
karl S on Aug 20, 2015
Due to the lid weight and height the first one I ordered would not work. Hope this does
Julie M on Aug 18, 2015
for a toddlers toy box it seems to be the safest for not slamming down on the child
kevin h on Aug 2, 2015
Referred by a friend of the quality and ease of ordering
Brad H on Jul 19, 2015
Quality of this product line and previous purchase of same product
Steve G on Jun 1, 2015
I will need to order another as the lid is to heavy for one.
Ken A on May 30, 2015
they fit my needs
Ronald D on May 9, 2015
I've used these on two of my grand children's toy boxes and now on a third toy box. They have worked great for my application.
Rick C on Apr 23, 2015
because I had to get new ones because the last pair I bought from rockler broke within 2 weeks.
mike h on Apr 23, 2015
I built a toy box a few months the ago that has a heavy lid. I was looking for something that provided safety to avoid kids getting their hands hurt if it slammed shut. Hope this works.
Jeff T on Jul 11, 2018
To aid in the lifting of a very heavy foot stool
Richard on Apr 21, 2018
My lid is 3/4" oak plywood, 26" x 45" and weighs about 16.5 lbs. Thats 214.5" lbs. Is there a soft close support heavy enough for this?
James C on May 28, 2016
Building window seat with lid for storage. The lid is inset. What type of cup hinge should I use with these?
bryon a on Nov 10, 2015
Would these work to slow down the drop of a drop leaf desk front?
John P on Oct 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Each lift has a weight limit so you will need to know the weight of the leaf. The top I used this product on I needed two units. They make a right hand and left hand lid support.
Will these work with a thicker back wall? I have a 1x4 then 1/4" plywood and a 2x3 inside overall about 2 5/8" thick. The back of the lid is flush with the 1x4 on the outside of the back wall.
Larry G on Apr 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry Larry for not responding sooner. I'm a picture guy, but from I think what your describing, it depends on the hinge you are using and where it is located. The only issue I had with these hinges is 1) make sure your connections to the lid is correct - follow instructions or else you may have a few holes in your lid to get it correct. 2) Very heavy lids (hickory) I had to use 2 supports left and right. for my blanket chest projects, I will always use these lid supports. That is because I know where to connect to the top lid LOL
will this work on 1" wood or only 3/4?
Steven M on Aug 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will work on 1" you just have to keep the weight and dimensions in mind so you know how many will be needed. I actually used 5/4 cedar decking. It took 2 soft down lid supports to work properly.
Are these hinges adjustable? The ones I bought before are much stiffer.
Marcus on Dec 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: No adjustments can made. They’re a self contained unit. The ones I purchased, one on each side can soft close a 21 pound lid on a hope chest.
I am looking to build a work bench, where the top can be lifted up to reveal a sitting bench inside. The top is going to be made from ¾ inch cabinet grade plywood, and will measure 3' x 4'. Can anyone help me figure out if two of these will be enough for what I'm wanting to do?
Adam S on Mar 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I built a toy chest for my grandchild using 3/4 hickory .the lid weighed approx. 20 lbs using 2ea soft close I was not pleased with the results the lid still closed quite quickly
looking for a soft close toy box lid support.lid is 24.75 in. deep and weighs 33 lbs.Made from 3/4 inch oak and mounted by piano hinge.Do you have anything and will multiples support lid as pairs i have found don't have enough rating?thanks
Terry D on Feb 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used the large lid soft down supports for a walnut lid approximately 24" x 30" and weighed 28 lbs. I had to use two to hold the weight and still close softly for my 3 year old grandson.
Which is the left and which is the right? From which perspective?
Doug on May 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The easiest way to figure that out if I remember correctly is to go by the numbers since they are different. It's been quite a while since I installed them. Hope this helps.
is this lid stay available in "less' than Heavy Duty ? I purchased 2; one for each side of a toychest lid which is 3/4 x 19dp x 341/2 wide Birch Plywood. A single stay mounted on 1 side worked perfectly but when I added the twin stay on the " other side" the lid wasn't heavy enough to close. Hoping there is a 'Light' Duty Stay available in the same style.
david g on Apr 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't know of a lighter duty one just like this one but there are probably some that look different that are lighter duty. If one takes care of it though I would take the other one back to a rockler store and get a refund. They will do that. If you really want one on each side though you could maybe add a solid piece of hardwood on the under side of the lid towards the front all the way across that would be like a stiffener to help keep plywood straight and would add weight. Try maybe a 1x2 and double face tape it on first to see if that is enough. Good luck.
will this work on a lid that is not flat. if not what would be best to use on a cap lid where the cap lid is about 3" deep ?
Tony C on Feb 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would think it would work but you might have to ignore the location instructions and do a little figuring on your own. Maybe have to add a block to underside of lid so arm would reach. You can return it if it doesn't work out. Also I had to put one on each side of a cherry lid that was 20" by 39".
Would this work on a lid that is 36 inches deep and weighs 33 lbs? Need to support it when open, don't really need the gentle descent feature.
dougkris d on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 33lbs and 33" implies 33 x 36 / 2 lb.ins = 594 lb.ins. That's way more than these supports are rated for (86 lb.ins max)
NEIL K on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This is not a hinge. It is a support for a hinged lid. You will need separate hinges as well. Installation instructions are in the pdf document