by: Jason Miller ✔Verified Buyer from: Lockport, NY on: June 27, 2023
|The product came with no #8 screws which I suppose isn't terrible, but would have been better if they were included. There were also no instructions which was odd. Cabinet hardware is not just as simple as putting it on and you should have an understanding of where it needs to be positioned. Otherwise it came in a box that was packaged well.
by: Robert Grzywa ✔Verified Buyer from: San Antonio, TX on: September 29, 2022
|Perfect hinge for seats with a cushion attached to the top. Pulls the top forward before raising it up so the back of the cushion doesnât hit the back of the wall.
by: Christian ✔Verified Buyer from: Denver, CO on: August 9, 2022
|We had a specific need for a hinge that would work on a built in bench with no clearance on the back to open upholstered 2â thick bench tops. I saw this and thought it might work, and was not disappointed! It allows plenty of clearance when opening (the bench top opens up and away from the wall about 3â) was easy to install, and has some seriously beefy springs on it that keep the bench top open to access storage underneath. I would buy again, very pleased.
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.
by: Bill ✔Verified Buyer from: Petaluma, Ca on: January 6, 2022
|Worked very well for out door bench seats.
|Great 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.
by: Ted ✔Verified Buyer from: Flagstaff, AZ on: July 22, 2021
|Working 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.
|Perfect 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.
|Perfect 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!
by: anonymous ✔Verified Buyer from: -, - on: July 9, 2020
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.
|Great 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.
|Great 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!
|Works 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.
|Great 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.
|Solid 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.
by: Joseph Cook ✔Verified Buyer from: Livermore, CA on: September 3, 2019
|This was an exact match that I needed. Perfect for our ottoman.
by: Joe ✔Verified Buyer from: Flo, FL on: April 12, 2019
|Product better than expected
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
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.