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Milescraft 1213 Complete Door Mortising Kit


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  • Easy to use drop in template design with clearly marked templates
  • Sturdy steel template frame with door thickness selector knob for 1-3/4 and 1-3/8-Inch doors
  • Includes durable tungsten carbide tipped router bit with ball bearing eliminating the need for guide bushings on your router
  • Centered tape measure tabs and easy measure guide ensure correct and precise installation of door hardware
  • Reusable packaging for template storage when not in use
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Milescraft 1213 Complete Door Mortising Kit + PORTER-CABLE 42234 Corner Chisel + Milescraft 2216 1/2-Inch Bearing Guided Straight Router Bit for Mortising
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 1213
Item Weight1 pounds
Product Dimensions16.6 x 6.9 x 2 inches
OriginChina
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Item model number1213
ColorRed
Item Package Quantity1
Warranty Description3 year limited warranty. Milescraft will at its option, repair, or replace without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase.
  
Additional Information
ASINB001JEOIFY
Best Sellers Rank #7,246 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 11, 2008
  
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Product Description

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Increase security and privacy in your home by replacing interior and exterior doors without damaging the jamb or door frame with the Door Mortise Kit from Milescraft. By routing matching mortises for hinges, strike plates, and latch plates into the door and jamb, you won't have to tear a hole in the wall just to hang a better wooden door. Featuring an easy to use drop-in template design with a sturdy steel frame, this kit comes with everything you need for most hinges, strike plates, and latch plates on 1-3/4-Inch and 1-3/8-Inch doors and jambs. Gone are the days of chiseling or setting stops and pegs to rout a mortise. Simply set the door thickness selector knob, attach to the door or jamb, drop in the plainly marked template for your door hardware, and rout! Includes a durable tungsten carbide tipped 1/2-Inch router bit with ball bearing, eliminating the need for guide bushings. Also includes an Easy Measure Guide where we have done the math and made it simple for you to get standard industry placement of your door hardware. Centered tabs on each template ensure complete accuracy. This product is packaged in a clamshell that snaps shut to act as a hanging storage container for your templates when not in use. Simply cut off the package seal edge when opening for reuse. Includes the following templates: HINGE MORTISES (For square AND rounded hinges): 2-1/2, 3, 3-1/2, 4, and 4-1/2-Inch hinges. STRIKE PLATE MORTISES: 1-1/8 by 2-3/4, 1-1/2 by 2-1/4, and 1-1/2 by 2-3/4-Inch strike plates LATCH PLATE MORTISES: 1 by 2-1/4, 1-1/8 by 2-1/4, and 1-1/8 by 2-3/4-Inch latch plates. Some chiseling required on templates with square corners.

Product Description

Increase security and privacy in your home by replacing interior and exterior doors without damaging the jamb or door frame with the Entry and Interior Door Mortise Kits from Milescraft.Each kit features an easy to use drop-in template design. Sturdy steel frame adjusts from 1-3/8" to 1-3/4" doors and jambs. Centered tabs on each template ensure complete accuracy Includes a durable carbide tipped 1/2" router bit with ball bearing eliminating the need for guide bushings. Includes Easy Measure Guide to simplify standard industry placement of your door hardware. Complete Mortise Kit includes templates for 2-1/2", 3", 3-1/2", 4" and 4-1/2" hinges; 1-1/8" x 2-3/4", 1-1/2" x 2-1/4", and 1-1/2" x 2-3/4" strike plates; and latch Plate Mortises: 1" x 2-1/4". 1-1/8" x 2-1/4", and 1-1/8" x 2-3/4" latch plates.

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Customer Reviews

Easy to understand instructions and easy set-up make this a very handy jig for building and installing doors.
R. A. Stine
The small holes left on the door edge needed to secure the hinge plate were very easy to fill and conceal, just use a bit of filler and they disappear.
Pool Lady
A variety of router templates are included, they friction fit into the metal frame and guide the included 1/4" shaft router bit to make the cut.
John Anderson

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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Donald Repp on April 11, 2010
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I disagree with other reviewers who trashed this product. I am a contractor and I have owned a number of templates and jigs over the years.

I bought this one because I was impressed with the variety of templates included. For the price, I wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. I threw away the little nails that came with it and used #6 screws to secure the frame. From that point, it worked great. Instead of a large router, I just used my cordless laminate trimmer - very light and maneuverable.

I love the tool. I gave it a 4 rather than 5 only because I thought the materials used could be better. Actually, I would rate it a 4.7 if I could.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Michael on April 3, 2011
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I found an ingenious and simple way to solve the sliding template issue that I and many others have had with this tool.

Buy a small roll of 3/8"-1/4" thick open cell or very thin 1/8" thick closed cell weather stripping. Cut to size, and adhere the weather stripping to the top and bottom of the inside of the frame jig (where the template comes in contact with the metal frame jig). Presto, your tool now perfectly and securely holds the template. Use small screws to attach the frame and template to the door.

The manufacturer should include small pre-cut weather stripping. It makes the tool hassle-free when you do this.

Have fun!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Big Bob on October 31, 2010
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Two Thumb's up. Well made, easy to understand instructions, and to use. Works great. I would recommend this for the home owner or semi or pro carpenter. Bargain at the listed price.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Kieth on June 3, 2009
This product has too many flaws to recommend.
- The plastic material in the templates is thin and brittle. I had to repair the hinge template twice.
- The frame does not hold the template firmly in place. I had to drill alignment holes and use pins to hold the templates in place. This solves the movement problem but impedes the router movement.
- The door thickness selector is poorly constructed. One of them came apart and I had to put it back together.
- The nails provided to attach the holder to the door/jamb are too small to hold the frame in place. I had to drill out the holes so I could use larger nails.
- In spite of the product description, it is difficult to line up the templates in the desired locations. This is because the measurements are made to the template rather than to the frame. Since the template is not held in place by the frame until the frame is attached to the door/frame, setting things in the right place is difficult, at best.

Overall, I have been greatly disapointed with this product. It needs some design changes. After fixing and redesigning this thing it works pretty well. It is too bad the manufacturer didn't do the job right in the first place.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By C. Blair on February 11, 2010
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I bought this kit for my daughter and son-in-law when they decided to replace all the doors in their home with 6 panel doors; not pre-hung. After a few practice tries on the edge of one of their old doors, they were able to use a router and the template to cut out for the hinges and strikeplate on the doors. That was their first time to use a router.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Richard Kenyada on April 24, 2012
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In replacing my pantry door with a new door, I found myself adrift in uncharted DIY waters, particularly with preparing the new door for hinges and latch plate. Luckily, I found great info online, including a couple of YouTube videos featuring this Milescraft Kit. The kit made an otherwise intimidating task much easier to understand and execute. The kit's sturdy steel frame and heavy duty plastic templates stayed in place with the help of the included pins. And they worked well with my router even though it was also my first time using a router. The only real challenge I faced was in figuring out the depth of cut with the router for hinge thickness, but that was not a template problem. So I did use the old door as a practice dummy until I got the, eh, hang of it, but I was very impressed with the results. The templates for hinge, strike plate and latch plate mortises were accurate beyond all measure. It was also a nice touch for Milescraft to include a tungsten carbide-tipped router bit. Along with my new router, this is the only door hinge tool I'll ever need. This kit includes everything you need for precise mortising on the two most common door thickness. I was able to achieve professional results for DIY cost. Priceless!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Pool Lady on March 12, 2013
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I was replacing several flat faced hollow core doors with 6 panel hollow core doors. I really didn't want to hand chisel the hinges. I also didn't want to spend a lot of money for a fancy hinge kit. I read several reviews for different hinge kits and chose the Milescraft kit. I followed the directions on a "Youtube" video. The hinge kit works perfectly, if you follow the directions and don't rush the job . You have to make sure everything is measured correctly. Once the router cuts the hinge pocket, everything fits perfectly. The router bit included in the kit cut very cleanly. I thought it was very easy and accurate. The small holes left on the door edge needed to secure the hinge plate were very easy to fill and conceal, just use a bit of filler and they disappear. Just like filling a small nail hole. Overall I am very satisfied with the Milescraft Hinge Kit.
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