Are you looking for the right hardware to help you complete the installation of an instrument panel, locker, security door, or toolbox? A piano hinge, also known as a continuous hinge, is a long and narrow type of hinge that tends to span the entire length of a door or lid. Just as it sounds, the name for this hinge originally comes from the type of hinge made to affix the heavy lid of a piano to the body of a piano. These hinges are made up of two continuous leaves that are centrally conjoined by brass or stainless steel pins. The pins rotate freely because the knuckle lengths are hinged at multiple points. Most piano hinges are made of aluminum, brass, or stainless steel. At HardwareSource, we offer a wide variety of piano hinge finishes and sizes to suit your needs, ranging from 1 1/16" to 4" in width.
There are many benefits of choosing piano hinges for a commercial or residential project, including even load distribution, rigidity, and sturdy installation. Hinges of this type can endure a great deal of wear and tear over time, but they are also very easy to install and align. We offer a variety of blank and wrap-around piano hinges. Our small piano hinges with inside stops are ideal for small boxes with lids. Many of the products in our piano hinge selection can be customized to suit your particular needs. The first cut on each piece of the hinge is free, and each additional cut is $3.00 with a limit of five lengths per hinge. We also offer hinges with or without pre-drilled holes to make installation a snap.
We carry an assortment of piano hinges made by one of the best brands in the hardware industry. Hager's Roton continuous hinges are compatible with doors of any material and they offer several advantages over "hinge pin" type hinges. With a piano hinge installed, the weight of the door is distributed evenly over the entire length of the hinge rather than concentrated on two or three small hinge pins. Roton hinges are ideal for high traffic doors that may be subject to frequent abuse. Full-surface hinges are intended for installation on the surface of the door and the surface of the door frame. Half-surface hinges are intended for installation on the surface of the door and the surface of the door jamb. Concealed continuous hinges are intended for installation on the edge of the door and the surface of the door frame. Hager's hinges are available in sprayed aluminum and dark bronze finishes.
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Single Acting: Single acting hinges swing in one direction. Double Acting: Double acting hinges swing in both directions.
Plain Bearing: Plain bearing is the simplest type of bearing. They are a good low cost option for lightweight doors. Ball Bearing: Ball bearing hinges have ball bearings to act as a buffer between the knuckles. They tend to be quieter and more durable than plain bearing hinges. They are recommended for heavy doors and doors fitted with closers. Roller Bearing: Roller bearings are able to support very heavy loads. Many of our heavy duty gate hinges are equipped with roller bearings.
Face Frame: Face frame cabinets have a “frame” that attaches to the front of the cabinet. The face frame gives the cabinet box extra strength while adding dimension to the door fronts. Face frame cabinets are commonly made by American cabinet manufactures. Frameless: Frameless cabinets do not have a face-frame, and instead rely on thicker side panels for strength. Frameless cabinets are very common in Europe, but have steadily been making their way into America, as they lend themselves well to contemporary and modern designs.
The center to center is the distance from the center of one screw hole to another. Most manufacturers use this measurement to identify the size of the pull.
Square Corner: Square corner hinges offer an upscale look. Corners must be mortised by hand. Radius Corner: Radius corners are typically only available on residential grade hinges. Corners are mortised using a router.
The diameter of the hole that is drilled into the back of the door to accommodate the hinge.
Decorative adornments on the top and bottom of the hinge's pin.
Single Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door. Double Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door and the cabinet frame.
Contemporary: Clean sleek lines. The most modern of styles. Glam: Glitzy and glamorous Global: These designs draw their inspiration from countries around the world. Mid-Century Modern: Hardware inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 1950s. Nature: Shapes and details from the natural world. Old-World/Rustic: Many products of this style have distressed finishes and a handmade appearance. Retro: Popular hardware designs from the past. Traditional: Classic designs with thoughtful shapes and details. Transitional: A nice blend of contemporary and traditional style.
Architectural Grade: Architectural grade hinges are typically used for custom doors and hardware upgrades. They are of higher quality and made of thicker material. Residential Grade: These hinges are used in most tract type housing. They are relatively thin and best used on light weight doors.
The product's measurement from top to bottom.
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The substance a product is made from.
The measurement from one side to another when the hinge is in the open position.
The degree the hinge will open to.
The overlay dimension is measured from the edge of the cabinet opening to the edge of the cabinet door when the door is in the closed position.
Clip-On: Clip on hinges attach to the mounting plate by snapping into place. One-Piece: One-piece hinges are permanently attached to the mounting plate. Screw-On: Screw-on hinges attach to the mounting plate by securing a screw.
Hinges without predrilled holes do not come with any holes for installation. Holes can be manually drilled into them at custom intervals.
To determine the screw hole spacing, on the door side of the hinge, measure the distance from the center of one screw hole to the center of the other.