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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