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salice hinges/grass hinges/blum hinges6/7/17
My question is regarding the Salice door hinges with the soft close built into the cup. My cabinet shop for about 7 years has been using Grass door hinges with the built in piston soft close, we switched to them because of how readily available they were to us. We have never been blown away by the function of the soft close as it seems to "bounce" when a lighter weight door is swung shut. We at times have used blum hinges as well but they seem to behave similar to the Grass. Now recently we began testing the performance of the Salice hinge, I know its less cost but aside from that I really like the overal operation of the soft close. My concern is that over time the gel disc in the hinge cup may not perform after extened use, have any of you used this hinge for a few years already? does it still perform like it did when new? The last thing I want to do is push a product for a few years only to find its failing onces its not "new" anymore.
I have been using Salice hinges for approx. 9 years with no regrets. I have never had a customer to call back about a hinge failing. You must have the hole depth correct on the door because if it is slightly shallow, the hinge will not close correctly. On smaller & lighter weight doors I will use one soft close & one regular hinge to enable the door to close faster. I use the rapido type for faster installation.
We have been using Salice for about 5 years. We had a job where all of the hinges were tight. Probably just a bad batch. Salice replaced them all for free and sent a sales rep to the site to check it out. Besides that, no issues. I like the hinges and the price is right. It's a good hinge.
Funny you say that. We switched to Salice for a couple of years and wound up switching back to Blum because the operation was just smoother in our opinion. We even had a customer complain about it and make us switch them out (he was an azz though).
I feel the same way about the grass being bulky. It also is annoying that they clip on and off in such a way that its possible to clip on only the rear pins but not the front. Often plumbers are taking sink cabinet doors off to install sinks and then a week later the door falls off because its only half clipped in. We do like to keep hinges and drawer slides all the same brand thats why we are using thier hinges because we really like the dynapro slide.
I've used the Salice for several years and like them fine. I also used them on my own laundry room cabinets several years ago and the soft close feature still perform well. I've not had any call backs.
I have been having a 'hard time' getting Salice 3d models of their products. Blum seems to set a very good example of what we need to spec their hardware in our designs. Does anyone know of a good resource of hardware? I prefer parasolid models, but at this point anything would be sufficient. Even decent drawings of Salice would be a start.
I see two topics I can address.
Let me answer Louis first.
Louis, if you would send me the list of Items that require the 3D CADs I would be happy to provide them. We keep a library of thousands of CADs that are for most of our hinges, slides and other products.
For 3D modeling we would typically provide these in the .stp format. I have the .stp files in the library and can email them to you immediately.
If you require another format (3D/.dwg, 3D/.dxf, 3D/.X_T), this can be done as well.
Here are examples of 2D files we can offer.
Thanks for the response!
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