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Blum hinge mixup

JoeLena Member

I have Blum 120 degree half cranked clip on hinges and 0mm plates right now that do not fit. I have 1/2 overlay doors on 3/4" material and frameless boxes. It appears the bore was drilled incorrectly- too far from the edge. I am looking for a solution that is best and not sure how to proceed.

The issue is, since the bore is too far in on the door they will not open far enough and the edge of the door impacts the hinge. Opens to about 80 degrees.

Right now the bore is 10mm and it looks like it should be 5, but the blum chart is confusing to me.

Would changing to straight hinges work with this bore? Looking at the blum chart I can not tell. Hoping someone who has installed a lot of hinges can help out with this. Or if there is another hinge that will work with the 10mm bore? Not looking to re-bore the holes as that would entail re-veneering all of them.

11/5/15       #2: Blum hinge mixup ...
Jim Herron

Can you glue in 8mm dowels and rebore?
The hinge plate should cover the 8mm bores and quite possibly the 35mm as well.
Might try laying one out to see.
Otherwise a 155 degree with thicker baseplate perhaps?
Maybe Dennis Bean will chime in here. He's on the Salice team but may have a solution.

11/5/15       #3: Blum hinge mixup ...
JoeLena Member

Thanks for that help. I would have no trouble going to a different hinge if the bore would match. That would be the easiest. The ones I have now are screw in, so the holes are not 8mm, so that is a little better. Really trying to not re-bore.

I have some older Salice hinges that appear to be a better fit as far as the bore of 10mm, but they are press in and I need screw in hinges. They do have a straight arm though.

11/5/15       #4: Blum hinge mixup ...

6mm is about max from edge. You could get some salice thick door hinges that require a 40 mm hole and overlay the existing hole.

11/5/15       #5: Blum hinge mixup ...

Hey Joe,
You should be able to configure Blums 155 deg hinge with a 3mm plate.

Cheers Marty

11/6/15       #6: Blum hinge mixup ...
JoeLena Member

Thanks guys, I will look at both those options.

11/6/15       #7: Blum hinge mixup ...
Dennis Bean  Member



The Salice B Series hinge can be used with an edge bore distance up to 18mm. In your case, if your edge bore is indeed 10mm then you can use this hinge with a 2mm mounting plate and it will be a drop-in for you. The screw holes will align and you will get an overlay of 9mm. There is plenty of side adjustment if you need it a little.

Hinge: CBP2A99 (110 degree, screw-on)

Mounting plate: BAR3R29 (2mm plate for wood screws)

Here is a drawing showing the application. If you need a source, drop me an email and I can let you know who the distributors are in your area.

Best of luck

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11/6/15       #8: Blum hinge mixup ...

Try a Blum half cranked thick door hinge. I've used them in applications like yours and was able to get it to work.

11/6/15       #9: Blum hinge mixup ...

I can't help you with your problem, but have run into my own trying to figure out Blum hinges in the past. Now whenever I do a new setup I use a piece of scrap material to do a test fit instead of drilling a door. Takes a couple extra minutes but I've found its worth it.

good luck,

2/17/16       #10: Blum hinge mixup ...
Mike Member

I had the same problem with a loose fence. Some of our doors were drilled up to 27mm. I used a "0" protrusion hinge, and had to use different plates to get it to work. One door had 3mm, another had 6mm. I hope this helps. MIKE

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