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Hafele Lid Stay - Bench Seat Hinge, Blue Zinc, With Springs, Pair

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Hafele Lid Stay - Bench Seat Hinge, Yellow Chromated
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  • Lid Stay - Bench Seat Hinges
  • Pair
  • Steel
  • Blue Zinc finish
  • With Springs
  • For light-weight seat tops
  • Hinge design ensures safe retention of seat top in raised position at an angle of 95
  • Guarantee approximately 110 mm (4-5/16") of forward movement
  • Unrestricted opening even of fully upholstered seats, as a joint is not required between the seat and back
  • Hinge joints incorporate a stop to prevent the open seat from slamming against the fitting
  • Springs for seat tops weighing 8 and 12 kg (17.6 26.4 lbs.) counterbalance the weight of the seat top and assist opening
  • Screw holes in the bench side panel and seat top are at 32 mm (1-1/4") intervals
  • Cannot be combined with other hinges
  • Uses #5 Varianta Screws (not included)


Made of steel, this Lid Stay - Bench Seat Hinge with springs by Hafele has a blue zinc finish. The stay is for light-weight seat tops and the hinge design ensures safe retention of seat top in raised position at an angle of 95.


(W = side to side) (D = front to back) (H = top to bottom)

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Product Reviews:
Review Star RatingsGreat Hinges
by: Jason Schadler   Verified Buyer      from: Helena, MT      on: May 25, 2022
 Great hinges! Have used them several times now for different jobs. They lift away from the surface allowing for mounting a lid flush up against a wall or cabinet. Once lifted away, they notch back and rest at a slight angle so it won't close on you. Can be used with or without the springs, springs easily come off if not wanted. I plan to use these for all my jobs needing a lid lift like this.

Review Star Ratings...
by: Bill   Verified Buyer      from: Petaluma, Ca      on: January 6, 2022
 Worked very well for out door bench seats.

Review Star RatingsGreat hinge application for a bench
by: Brian Scott   Verified Buyer      from: Pompano Beach,, Fl      on: November 24, 2021
 Much better approach to hinging a bench seat compared to a piano hinge and the spring-loaded hinges are a nice assist for opening and closing. Measurements in the installation diagrams are accurate for the hole drilling. If you're using MDF for the top, these special varianta screws would appear to be best choose and they don't come with this hinge order so add them in on your order with the appropriate length of screw for the thickness of your top. All and all very pleased.

Review Star RatingsWorked great.
by: Ted   Verified Buyer      from: Flagstaff, AZ      on: July 22, 2021

Review Star RatingsHinge
by: Mary Hatch   Verified Buyer      from: Wheat Ridge, Co      on: May 12, 2021
 I used this for a window in my greenhouse and works great

Review Star RatingsWorking hinge, no blue spring
by: Tom o   Verified Buyer      from: Tillamook, Or      on: March 9, 2021
 Spring is the same color as the hinge. Was planning on the blue spring for finished look. I had trouble finding a hinge that would work on storage bench lid with no reveal up against the wall, this is the hinge for the job. Took a second to orientate it with no information in the packaging but referencing the description on the web page got me straightened out.

Review Star RatingsPerfect bench hinge
by: Gabe   Verified Buyer      from: Seattle, WA      on: February 22, 2021
 Used these for an L shaped walnut bench I built. Had pretty tight reveals and the angle of these hinges was perfect to open the lids against the wall without touching it and let it sit in the open position. The springs are pretty easy to remove, which is necessary for installation, and in my case I didn't end up using the springs at all because my bench tops weren't that heavy.

Review Star RatingsNo instructions
by: James Mooney   Verified Buyer      from: Bangor, Ma      on: January 21, 2021
 Works excellent, but zero instructions

Review Star RatingsPerfect hinge and lid support!
by: Medina   Verified Buyer      from: League City, TX      on: August 6, 2020
 I needed a hinges and lid support for a storage bench that was going against a wall. This worked perfectly! The lid weighs about 17 lbs, so I opted to get the larger 12kg hinges. When the hinges arrived and I tried to move it by hand, I was worried that the spring was TOO strong and there would be closing/opening issues. But when I installed the pair... they worked like a charm! The dimension drawing was a little work to figure out but a quick little mock-up with scrap wood and TA-DA!!! GREAT BUY!

Review Star Ratings...
by: anonymous   Verified Buyer      from: -, -      on: July 9, 2020

Review Star Ratingsexcellent
by: David E Rickels   Verified Buyer      from: WICHITA, Ka      on: June 3, 2020
 I've used this hinge on toy boxes and on a 5'X 3' storage box on my son's deck. It worked well. The last order, I planed to sue them on the top's of storage compartments on my boat. They didn't work. Not the hinge fault. One of the hinges had to be at an angle to the other. This forced them to bind when closing and the lid not close. MY Bad. If you keep them parallel the work great.

Review Star RatingsGreat hinge for a bench
by: CA   Verified Buyer      from: Pittsburgh, PA      on: May 28, 2020
 Excellent hinges. They work great for our camper that has a custom bench seat. Holds the lid up perfectly so I can get supplies out without hitting my head on the seat part. Very easy to install even without instructions. I used the hinge detail on this website for the hinges. Measured and made a couple reference lines and screw them in with some flat gear wood screws. I'm going to buy another set of hinges for another bench seat.

Review Star RatingsGreat for my workbench top
by: James Lester   Verified Buyer      from: Stevensville, MT      on: April 9, 2020
 Was concerned about the weight of butcher block bench top, but it does exactly what I hoped...provided a smooth assist and allows access to items and storage under the top. Thank you!

Review Star Ratingsworks great
by: Austin   Verified Buyer      from: Van Nuys, CA      on: February 24, 2020
 I was building a bench, where the lid/seat was against the wall, so I couldn't do a hinge all the way against the back. So, I was worried because almost everything I was finding was more of a soft-close support than a hinge itself, except for these. They work perfectly, completely supporting the lid while also providing the function of a hinge. Plus they look great!

Review Star RatingsWorks very well overall
by: Miles   Verified Buyer      from: Salem, OR      on: January 15, 2020
 I was glad to find these hinges to use on a built-in bench - they're much nicer than other options as they are completely concealed. I got the ones for a 12kg lid and the 16.5" x 48" x .75" ash bench top is barely heavy enough to keep it down. I'm hopeful that with a little time it will work perfectly. I am a little disappointed in how far out the bring the lid as it makes the access into the bench a little small. And I think the installation diagram could be a little more clear. But I would still purchase these hinges again if the need arises.

Review Star RatingsGreat alternative to a piano hinge
by: James Kusz   Verified Buyer      from: BERKELEY, CA      on: January 14, 2020
 Although there were no instructions, I did with an effort install the hinges and bench seat. Once you work through the installation, it is easy to use and will be my top choice in the future for this type of application. I think they should have a video of the installation to help other cabinetmakers. First install the hinge as described and do a test seat to get a sense of what is necessary.

Review Star RatingsSolid product part2
by: Jason Ryan   Verified Buyer      from: Omaha, NE      on: December 20, 2019
 No issues product works as expected. Solid design. It would be nice if it came with some directions. It was a little work to figure out where to mount the hinge. Pretty much the same review as the 8kg spring.

Review Star RatingsSolid product
by: Jason Ryan   Verified Buyer      from: Omaha, NE      on: December 20, 2019
 No issues product works as expected. Solid design. It would be nice if it came with some directions. It was a little work to figure out where to mount the hinge.

Review Star RatingsGreat match
by: Joseph Cook   Verified Buyer      from: Livermore, CA      on: September 3, 2019
 This was an exact match that I needed. Perfect for our ottoman.

Review Star RatingsGreat
by: Joe   Verified Buyer      from: Flo, FL      on: April 12, 2019
 Product better than expected

Review Star Ratingsexcellent product
by: LEE OTWAY   Verified Buyer      from: missouri city, Te      on: March 28, 2019
 I never installed this item before and youtube had somethings similar but I was able to install pretty easily it works really well

Review Star Ratings2nd pair
by: Dan O   Verified Buyer      from: Granby , CO      on: January 22, 2019
 I have used these before and are perfect for that built in bench seat.

Review Star RatingsNice hing
by: Mike   Verified Buyer      from: Spokane, WA      on: May 29, 2018
 Supports well, if you have a bench not square, your lower edge corners will stop the bench from opening fully.

Your questions that we answered:
Ask a questionare there instructions for installing these brackets? I bought them but I'm not sure how to install them properly...   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 AnswerUnfortunately, Hafele does not provide installation instructions for these hinges.
 - Answered on August 11, 2020
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Ask a questionDo the hinges only retain the lid in the open position if it's opened all the way to 95 degrees? Or will the hinges also retain the lid in any other open position after you open the lid and let go of it (ie 45 degrees)?   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 AnswerYes, for item HA-643.01.525 the hinges will only remain open when in a fully opened position.
 - Answered on May 20, 2020
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Ask a questionGood morning. Do these hinges come in a right and left hand designs. I have a split bench and need one foe each side.   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 AnswerItem HA-643.01.525 is sold as a pair, so there would be a hinge for both the right and left hand side.
 - Answered on May 15, 2020
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Ask a questionIs there a left and a right side version? I would feel better having them on both sides. Thank you   - Asked about product HA-643.01.516
 AnswerYes, item HA-643.01.516 is sold in a pair, so there would be one for each side (right and left).
 - Answered on April 20, 2020
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Ask a questionIs it common for these hinges to become loose after continued use? We built a bench with a lid to store shoes in our mudroom so it gets used daily. We are noticing that there is now considerable play in the hinges and the lid does not close all the way now. It sticks up about 1/4 inch..   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 AnswerThe max weight per pair for this fitting is 26 pounds. If you are using a panel that exceeds the max and is used as frequently as every day, this can cause the hinge to not function properly.
 - Answered on March 11, 2020
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Ask a questionIf I need to attach these to 3/4 inch thick plywood, which screws should I buy? I saw you have the Hafele Varianta-5 Screws, Steel, Flat Countersunk Head, Phillips Drive, for 5mm system holes screws, but I wasn't sure what length would be best.   - Asked about product HA-643.01.516
 AnswerYes, the manufacturer does recommend the Hafele Varianta-5 Screws. The length of the screw you would need depends on the thickness of the material you are using.
 - Answered on August 2, 2019
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Ask a questionDo you have to use #5 Varianta Screws or will other screws get the job done?   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 AnswerHafele suggests using the #5 Varianta Screws because the diameter is greater; we are only able to suggest what the manufacture suggests.
 - Answered on July 16, 2019
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Ask a questionFor Hafele bench hinge does it come with left and right sides when ordered?   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 AnswerYes, item HA-643.01.525 is sold as a pair of hinges containing a right and left hinge.
 - Answered on June 24, 2019
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Ask a questionI am making a dinette Booth with a back and seat cushion. I am wondering if there will be clearance when the seat lid is open to allow for the seat to open at the 90 degrees.   - Asked about product HA-643.01.516
 AnswerIt has a 95 degree angle for clearance.
 - Answered on March 11, 2019
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Ask a questionCan you provide the screws for this bracket as well? Do they come in other colors?   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 AnswerUnfortunately no options are available for the screw finish.
 - Answered on October 16, 2018
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    643.01.516, 643.01.525

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