All the main Blum hinge types explained!

So I’m tidying up the workshop and I found this old demonstration model for different types of hinge, the the main types of hinge that we use all blum ones. I thought I’d show it to you before I dismantle it because I don’t particularly need it anymore. Well, most of the hinges that I’m going to show you the standard ones that we use most often anyway. I’Ve got these crib sheets, which I’ll make available as a download at my member Ernie’s site. Look at the links below to have a look at bands who you think, starting with probably the most common hinge.

It’S just the standard sprung overlay hinge. That’S the one at the bottom overlay means that the door in its close position is sitting over the edge of the carcass, so it has a straight arm and that’s how it looks when it’s open. Now these can code fine, with ups a bus, a bus, a 25 millimeter thickness door there. It does come quite close and if it hadn’t had a sham foot corner there, it might just catch the adjacent door. There are other variations that can cope with thicker doors.

They have a different, what’s called a different opening geometry, so they might sort of throw inwards a little bit more as they turn to 90 degrees. The one above it is the same, but it’s got blue motion added. So that’s a soft, close mechanism which you can turn off there. You hear that click, that’s it turning off and now it will just be sprung, so sprung means that it pulls itself closed the codes for that at the top. Here, that’s your overlay hinge and they were those first two sprung and the top one was blue motion.

So moving around the model. Now this is an inset hinge. You see how it’s cranked. Where is that straight-armed? So it’s insert or fully cranked I’ll, just turn this model around, so we can get a better shot.

So here this type of hinge, you can set your door within the frame. Now a common usage of it is to have the door set back. It sits flush with the front edge of the frame. Then you can just create the gap that you need between it. We often use it where the door sits forward of the frame and we’d have a cover strip, maybe a scribe, to the wall here.

So you get a flush look, but you can easily fix your cover strip straight on to the front edge of the carcass I’ve thought about this and a lot of my other videos about Elko furniture. So, in the same way, you’ve got your standard sprung one there and your bluemotion variation. Now the codes for that hinge they’d be this one. So that’s the insert, hinge, sprung and BlueMotion there’s also a 1/2 overlay, which I don’t think I’ve got on here but say if you had two doors and he wanted them to meet exactly on the edge of the carcass there. You’D have to half overlay hinges and they would they would sit like that now.

You may have seen on the chart that I was just looking at there’s the unsprung version. Now an unsprung hinge is much the same as the other, so this would just be a straight arm. Overlay hinge, but there’s no spring, which means that it’s not pulling itself to closed. It’S just free swinging. The situation where you want that is when you’ve got a touch to open mechanism.

The blunt touch to open mechanism consists of a sprung piston which clicks into place there when you press it as long as you’ve got about two millimeters of travel, it pushes out with some force in its outward position, the magnet is demagnetized that connects to a plate Which can either be a stick on one like this or there’s a screw on variation, which is like a washer with a little countersink and a special screw that comes with it now. This doesn’t work so well because it’s such a small door, but these generally work very nicely. You get just the right amount of push open and then it would on a normal door. It would then just freely swing so the codes for them. That was a straight arm variation or overlaid unsprung.

That’S your code tip on Pistons different variations and how you can buy them and the tip on piston adapter plane. Now there is an inline style that clicks on to a plate. That’S screwed in invisibly doesn’t have these wings. You can also drill them straight into the carcass edge in a 10 millimeter hole. I should say that these codes – these are the codes that I ordered with at a place called Hart wholesale.

The website for Hart’s wholesale is Blum org, although they actually just a Blum reseller and they sell a lot of other stuff like haefely as well. So the codes, the codes might vary slightly versus what you would see in the Blum technical catalog, but they’ll be much. The same so moving round now, what we’ve got here is straight arm hinges. These might be a slightly older variation but they’re fitted on a face frame style of mounting plate. You’Ll see these used a lot more in America than in Britain, because they’re much keener on the traditional face frame, look so they’re kitchen cabinets very often will have a solid wood frame that would sit in front of and concealing the front edge of the carcass.

So it’s not quite what you’re seeing here, but if you imagine this was the face frame, then you can’t fit a standard mounting plate which relies on fitting onto a flat surface there. So Blum have thus adapted bouncing plate where these wings come forwards and the screwed position is much nearer the front edge, they’re, quite good as well for pre fitting the mounting plates to the hinges, pre, fitting them to the door and then just offering the door up To wherever you want to fit it because they have a little hook there, which stops in the correct position against the front edge. So sometimes I’ve used them even in a normal carcass situation, just to offer up and screw in nice and quick they’re. Also, very good for adding overlay doors to old frames like the old, Victorian alcove frames that you see around Sheffield. I’Ve sometimes sort of over clad them with this system, because I can give a nice clean, modern, look and float the door over these sort of imperfect frame and then yeah.

It just makes it easy, which is always good. Now, here’s a funny little hinge. These are favored by sharps sharps bedrooms in Britain now I think I’ve been fitting that I’ve made a bit of a mistake where this is the one hinge where the distance of the drilled thirty-five millimeter hole to the edge has to be very, very small, smaller than Standard to prevent it binding that sort of detail you’ll find in the Blum catalog for the relevant hinge. Now that has this funny little mountain plane. I’Ve never particularly these to be strong and long-lasting, but they are used by sharps and other fitted bedroom manufacturers.

I think the benefit is that you can build a kind of fat flat face frame without any full carcass thing inside and then fairly easily, just kind of float your doors over it and just fit them onto the face frame. So the codes for them they’re not standard for us, but you will find them in the Blum orange book which I recommend getting you can get in for free I’ll, put details in the description below so moving round. Now this this is a post hinge. It has another name which is yeah. That’S right, blind corner a blind corner hinge so that again you’ll find in the bum catalog, but I haven’t got it on my crib sheet.

Well I’ll, be we do use this from time to time. So this one. This is a closed position. This is useful, sometimes the kitchen corner cabinets where you just end up with the closed position of the door being in line with a panel or a post, so the kind of kind of funny shape and can be a bit hard to get head round. So I hope this video is useful.

Something to know about them is they have an understand the drilling position, so the position from the front edge of your carcass to the drilled hole is usually, I think I might saying usually thirty seven millimeters, for this hinge. It’S for some reason, twenty-one point five millimeters, but they come with all usual variations, see that’s the blue motion variation at the bottom on this one and the adjustment screws for moving front and back work. Much the same around here we’ve got a one hundred and seventy degree overlay hinge. Now these I’m pretty sure only coming overlay. But if you wanted to get a half cranked, half overlay your fully inset effect, you would upgrade your mounting plate to something thicker.

That would throw it in these ones are very bulky, so they’re, not the prettiest looking things, but they do give you that smooth acting overlay and they’re carefully made this such a way that they throw the door out. So it goes out and past any door or filler that’s next to them. They don’t as far as a no come with any built in soft clothes, possible, that’s being developed or or does exist and I’m out of date, but they can be upgraded to soft clothes. With one of these kind of lipstick things that clicks onto them and that used to be how soft clothes was added to all the other types of hinge, but with this type it’s particularly bulky your adjustment screw. You have to take it to that position to get your screwdriver in and light.

The other hinge is that adjustment screw near the front is the one that would adjust everything that way the one at the back would adjust it in and out now. Finally, I don’t think I showed you. This is just the unsprung variation of the in syringe or crank hinge. Now, that is just a very small selection of all the blunt hinges available, there’s a few more variations shown on my crib sheets. I’Ve also shown a couple variations of mounting plates using the standard screw or the euro screw.

That needs a five millimeter drilled hole. There are so many others you may have noticed on. These we’ve got a type of mounting plate that has built-in adjustment. So if you turn that screw it will raise and lower the hinge, I don’t actually tend to use them. Get yourself.

One of these Blum books go to the hinge system section. This gives you some idea of the range there look and even apart from the insert, half insert and overlay variations, you’ve got different types of fixing methods with a boss by just screwing in or knock in, with a kind of expanding, fitting and various other various other Variations which I won’t go into so I hope that’s helpful, do let me know if it helped you and do go check out the member site, where there’s loads of extra content that I guarantee you’ll find useful if you’ve watched this far because it must be the Sort of content that you would like. Ok, thanks for watching, see you next time.

 

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