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I need to make some concealed teller doors for a bank and I have a few questions. First off, I have heard that the Soss hinges sag pretty easily, is this true? If so, I would rather use the Sugatsune or the Tectus instead. Has anyone used both, and if so which do you prefer? Finally, what kind of clearance do you need on the non-hinged side for the door to function properly. The hinge we bid was the Soss 218, the doors are 1-3/4" thick, roughly 24" wide by 51" tall.
I was in a similar situation this past year. After much research, I went with the Tectus. I only needed one shopmade jig to install, they seemed to be more smartly engineered(both sides are the same size, the sugatsune are not), and they had a wider variety of finishes.
Soss hinges have been replaced by the 21st Century equivalent.
Tectus are like a new Maserati, and Soss are like an old Model T.
Just the adjustability alone makes Tectus far superior. The video below is a good introduction to the hinges. We get them from Index-D and they also can rent you the jig kit to route the hinges in easily.
Tectus Article On Gary Katz Site