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Our predrilled, polished stainless steel piano hinges provide uniform strength throughout the entire length of the hinge. They offer smooth pivotal action and easy, accurate alignment. Piano hinges, also known as continuous hinges, are available in 6-foot lengths only.
Piano Hinges require Flat Head or Oval Head fasteners (screws/bolts with a countersunk head). For the Stainless Steel Piano Hinges, 1-1/16" requires #4 screws; 1-1/4" and 1-1/2" requires #5-6, and 2" needs #6. 1-1/4" - 2-1/2" centers. 1 1/2" and 2" are 2" centers.
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is the hinge 1 1/4 in open or is each surface 1 1/4"
In open work well for cabin doors that are 3/4 inch
The 1 1/4" is in the open position.
1-1/4" is the full open width.
JD Tech Associate
1&1/8" edge to edge fully extended; 5/8" edge to edge closed.Bob/Robert/RLM
Are thses 304 or 316 SS?
304 stainless steel.
can these be painted to match the wood doors?
Yes, you will need to sand it a little to ruff up the gloss.
Is this type 316 or 304 SS?
These are 304 Stainless.
Will the hinge open to 270 degrees from the closed position?
they will open 270 degrees + or - a degree
How reliable are they?
I used this "piano" hinge in 2 locations, and it has held up well. The downside is that the size screw that you can use is limited to a #6 because a #8 screw's head would not go into the countersunk hole deeply enough to allow the hinge to close fully. That limit is overcome somewhat by having screw holes appx every 3 inches.
Very reliable. I have no trouble with them whatsoever.
what kind of stainless steel are they made from?
These are made out of grade 304 stainless steel, thanks.
Is the pin diameter .25"? My application uses truss screws with .125" head.I will grind the head down a little, so when the hinge closes the screws don't hit each other.
Forgot to add this: This is the HNP2S 2"X72" hinge
The actual hinge pin is .120, hinge pin housing is .258.Screw hole opening is .180, holes are recessed.
What is the best way to cut to length a Stainless Steel piano hinge?
Buzz,I padded the jaws of a wood vice with shop towels, clamped the hinge and slowly cut it with a hack saw blade. I then used a fine file to smooth off the burrs. I works great. Good luck. Niall
Niall the wooden boat guy Niall the wood
I did it with a hack saw and filed down the cut ends. If you had some heavy-duty snips, that might work too and be a little cleaner.
you could use a hacksaw or sawzall, but I used a 4.5" angle grinder with a SS cutoff disk. This gives a very clean cut, and very quickly. BTW, and angle grinder (good one costs about $50 at a home store) and some cutoff disks will do many a task, and right quick too.
How far are the holes apart ?
On the stainless steel piano hinges I bought, the holes are 2" apart. I am quite satisfied with the hinge, by the way.
Stainless steel Piano hinges
Piano hinges We're perfect for my job I was able to cut them to any size I needed and they worked excellent. I would highly recommend them
Great product, fast delivery
hard to find items, easy to order online, excellent packaging, fast shipping! WILL BUY AGAIN
The wright screws I order 1/4 inch by mistake. that was the default setting. they should not even sale 1/4 inch wood screws.
Well made & best shipping container
The shipping tube was as strong as pvc. It arrived quickly and in great shape.
long island ny
Great piano hinge
Good product and fast shipping.
Out door, no rust
heavy duty looks great
Use for seat hinge on cooler. the old ones were brass and the screw heads wore right through the holes. will never happen with these. Nice counter sinks for screws and beautiful polished finish.
Great Hinges for Salt Water
I have a center console bay fishing boat. I built a teak box in which to store various items (license, wallet, watch, etc.) and affixed it to the top of the center console. There is no substitute for stainless steel on salt water. These hinges work very well and they are easy to install. Would have preferred to have shorter lengths available but I will eventualy use the remaining four feet on other projects. Good luck on the water.
Port O'Connor, TX
Cutting hinges to length
It's been a while since I used these hinges (for a fold-out, wall-mounted framed mirror), but to cut to length, I think I used a tool I use in my model aviation building hobby. Specifically a "Tuf-Grind" cutoff wheel mounted in a Dremel rotary tool. See the link below for more info on the cutoff wheel. I then "peened" over the hinge rod to prevent it from coming loose. It has worked well so far. I suppose you could cut the hinge with a hacksaw, but the stainless material is very tough. To use the cutoff wheel, you do need a rotary tool with fairly high RPM potential for it to work well.Good luck. BobAsheville, NC[@]