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Bosch 83038 Deluxe Door and Jamb Hinge Template Kit

by Bosch
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  • Door and jamb hinge template set for metal or wood stops
  • Centered connecting rails for good balance; transfers directly from door to jamb (and vice-versa) with hinges on either side of door
  • Aluminum construction
  • Includes deluxe hinge template, regular and extra large top gauge assembly, template guide, bit, handy metal case
  • 1-year warranty
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Deluxe Hinge Template Kit Bosch parts keep your tools working their best for any application you can come up with. Features: Transfers Directly from Jamb to Door Template Guide Required Includes Deluxe Hinge Template, Metal Case. Template Guide, and a Bit Bosch has been in the headlines of state of the art development for over 100 years. From the invention of the jigsaw to their ergonomic designed tools, Bosch as cared about the customer since they started business in 1886.

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The Deluxe Door and Jamb Hinge Template kit works with wood or metal stops. Use it for installing new door panels or for adding a new door to an old cased opening or jamb. There is no need for measuring tools or a straight edge or for tedious calculations. All adjustments are easily accessible and the well-balanced template transfers directly from the jamb to the door (or vice-versa) with hinges on either side of the door. There’s no need to turn the template end over end. Works with or without stops installed. --C. Dwight Barnett

What's in the Box
Deluxe hinge template, metal case, 1 regular and 1 3601321516 extra-long top gauge assembly, 82864 template guide, 85159 bit


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Technical Details
Part Number 83038
Product Dimensions21.6 x 8.1 x 4 inches
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Item model number83038
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FinishNA
Item Package Quantity1
Batteries Included?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0000224KW
Best Sellers Rank #334,295 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11.5 pounds
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Date First AvailableNovember 8, 1999
  
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97 of 97 people found the following review helpful By "arf567" on January 5, 2004
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The Bosch hinge template kit is the best of all the numerous metal adjustable templates available. Bosch bought the tool from Stanley tools decades ago, and Stanley bought it from someone else years before that. It is an old design that is yet to be improved upon by anyone else. Although the initial price seems high compared to lesser capable templates like the Porter cable, you will make that money back very quickly in time saved and problems avoided.
I use this tool for retrofit and for new construction and no longer carry fixed templates anymore. For new construction, you simply spend a few minutes assembling and configuring the template and then it is good to go for days of door hanging. It takes just moments to switch the hinge size for different door thicknesses, a time saver compared to fetching another full size template that could be lost in a different part of the jobsite. Retrofitting new doors in old jambs is cake as you can easily match the template to the old hinge layout for perfect mortises that fit the first time.
The rails have holes that engage ball bearings on the template frames. This prevents the hinge layout from changing if you should drop the tool on end. If you have ever used the PC template and bumped it while transferring from the door to the jamb, you know what a problem it is too have the template spacing change on you.
On room additions, it is easy to match the hinge layout for the new doors and jambs to match the old doors due to the adjustability of the Bosch template (this is important in situations where the new doors are close to old doors and the homeowner would notice the hinges not lining up). The kit comes with 2 top guides of different lengths that accomodate any top hinge spacing you will find in the field.
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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Bob Feeser TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 15, 2003
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If you have ever hassled with trying to install hinges on a non pre-hung door, you are familiar with the challenge. Figuring out the proper layout of the hinges on the door. Trying to take a single templet and align it perfectly straight up in order to prevent an off angle hinge. Trying to mount that templet at exactly the correct amount of depth to get a uniform edge. Routing without a glitch, or even moreso hand scribing an edge, then chiseling a flat base. Even if all of that goes perfectly, then we have the challenge of transferring those settings to the jamb in order to hang the door. How do we close the door on the hinge and scribe out the edge of the hinge onto the jamb. Opening the jamb and laying the hinges on it kinda works, but then how do you keep the distance correct for the clearance of let's say 1/8 inch at the top of the door. In plain words using the door with the hinges mounted is a rough way of getting the job done.
What Bosch does with this kit, is give you three adjustable for hinge size templates for routing, that are attached, and once again adjustable. You can preset the distance between the hinges, and be sure that the templates will be perfectly upright. No off angles, which is all too often the case without this kit. Once you attach the entire apparatus, with the built in pins you rout away. Then you remove the kit from the door, attach it to the hinge jamb and rout away.
This is an all metal kit that should give you years of service.
So why not just buy pre-hung doors and not bother to deal with it? The problem is that in order to trim the jamb to the thickness of the wall, you have to remove it from the door, disassemble it, then run it through the table saw, then reattach it.
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kunkel on May 30, 2007
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If you are simply looking to see whether or not I think you should buy this tool, my simple answer is "NO".
Here's the long answer:
We used to work for a very large custom millwork company, and for a long time we used the Porter-Cable template. Our boss was careless, and regularly nicked the template with the router. Over time, replacing full single hinge templates got costly, so we switched to the Bosch kit because of being able to replace smaller parts. That kit worked quite well and solved those problems.
Since then, we've left that company and started our own. Using our knowledge from the previous company, we chose the Bosch 83038 kit over the Porter-Cable.
That leads me to my need to write this review.
Upon first impression, this kit comes in a nice, sturdy box. When I took the template out, and tried to get accustomed to it, I noticed that the spacer rails did not fit into the templates. After a lot of filing, they finally slid in. I then found that if you slide them past the opening, they lock up again on the raised lettering on the template itself. After more filing, this problem was fixed.
Next thing I noticed, the top gauge assemblies. The stop tab is made of a very malleable metal, and one actually came out of the box twisted. This doesn't make for any kind of repeatability.
I went to set up my router (a Ridgid router, which I Highly recommend) to mortise. Bosch claims that this kit is fully compatible with the "competition's" template guides. While this is true, the provided router bit does not work (safely) with a Porter-Cable style template guide with a ring that screws on from the inside of the router base.
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