Popular Woodworking Editors Blog: Your Guide to Butt Hinges

Stamped vs. Extruded vs. Cast hinges

• Inexpensive hinges are usually stamped out of thin steel or brass plates.

• Extruded hinges are molten metal forced into a die under high pressure. They are thicker, sturdier and more expensive.

• Cast bronze hinges are among the most expensive — bronze is melted and poured into a mold, resulting in a perfectly smooth surface and perfectly aligned pins.

via Your Guide to Butt Hinges.


Some great information on type, countersinks and placement of butt hinges.  Check it out.


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