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Hinge replacements

John B Member


I'm replacing doors on a older Woodmode kitchen that was put in in the late 80's (at least that's what the homeowner was told when they purchased the house). I use mainly Blum hinges, but don't recognize these hinges. They have a quick release which is like a pair of wings at rear of hinge. I can't find a name on them although marked made in Austria. Anyone know what they are and if still available. The homeowner wants to reuse if possible, but there are a few that need replacement.
I do know the screw holes are not quite the sam as Blum's. Maybe Mepla?
Thanks for any info.

4/20/16       #2: Hinge replacements ...

Can you post a pic.

4/21/16       #3: Hinge replacements ...
Dennis Bean  Member


You're correct. In those days Woodmode used Mepla. If the are face frame that open to about 130 degrees, have an 1-1/8" overlay and you see a black plastic piece stretching from the hinge arm to the hinge cup then they are probably the old ACC130 hinge. I believe Grass still has these in the lineup after having been merged with Mepla many years ago.

If it's some other Mepla product, you will probably just need to match up the correct overlay and use another brand.

This is the old Mepla Logo that should be in the cup. (Mepla was made in Germany, not Austria). Blum is made in Austria.

4/21/16       #4: Hinge replacements ...
Dennis Bean  Member


Sorry, I just noticed you mentioned the wings on the back to unclip the hinge. This is probably the old Mepla "DS Clip" hinge.

There is a funny back story to this. When Mepla introduced this hinge they used an ad in the trade magazines that was somewhat "adult" in theme. They showed a photo of a woman with a bikini top with a clip in the back. A hand was reaching into the page to grasp the clip. The saying under the photo stated "So easy, anyone can unclip it". Mepla soon withdrew the ad under protests from the conservative industry who voiced complaints that the ad was too suggestive and racy.

Since you're making new doors, I would just use whatever hinges match the overlay you need.

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4/21/16       #5: Hinge replacements ...
John B Member

Sorry guys, I forgot to post the photo! Dennis, you're right as usual. Looks like it is a Mepla. I mentioned just replacing all the hinges but she wants to keep these for some reason. I'll see if Grass has something that will work.

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4/21/16       #6: Hinge replacements ...
Dennis Bean  Member


This is the old Mepla boring pattern (48mm X 9mm). Most everyone today uses the 45mm X 9.5mm pattern.

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4/21/16       #7: Hinge replacements ...
D Brown

Grass makes a replacement for the Mepla

hinge pictured , I still use them .

4/21/16       #8: Hinge replacements ...

"Mepla soon withdrew the ad under protests from the conservative industry who voiced complaints that the ad was too suggestive and racy."
No sense of humor!

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