|Item Weight||1.8 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16.6 x 6.9 x 2 inches|
|Item model number||1213|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||3 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.|
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Milescraft 1213 Complete Door Mortising Kit
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- Increase security and privacy in your home by replacing interior and exterior doors
- By routing matching mortises for hinges, strike plates, and latch plates into the door and jamb
- Featuring an easy to use drop-in template design with a sturdy steel frame
- 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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Increase Security And Privacy In Your Home By Replacing Interior And Exterior Doors Without Damaging The Jamb Or Door Frame With The Doormortisekit 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" And 1-3/8" Doors And Jambs. 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" 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. For Best Results, Milescraft Recommends Applying 2-4 Pieces Of Tape To The Templates. Kit Includes The Following Templates.
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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.
Top customer reviews
I was encouraged when receiving the template to feel that the metal base was very sturdy and felt as though it would work. I popped in the template I needed to use to see if it would pop out as several reviews had commented. It went in tight and didn't come back out.Then I tried to rout a sample hinge pocket on a piece of scrap. That made it clear that I needed to make a larger base plate for my laminate trimmer which I did from a piece of 1/4" Corian I happened to have around. My sample rout worked flawlessly!
Six routs later my new doors are hanging great and I'm a happy man.
Product worked great!
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.
To my surprise, this product worked great! I didn't experience any of the problems other people had, and in fact it looks like they updated the product based on complaints. They have screws included instead of nails, and the template fit in the jig very snugly. They created a beautiful finish on the door and I couldn't be happier.
The included bit worked great for me, no flexing from what I can tell. It was better than I expected considering I have some bits that were more than the cost of this entire jig! The finish was good, better than whats needed considering hinges and plates are going to be covering the mortise.
The only complaint is the templates are such a tight fit, they dont always fit perfectly flush and even on the jig, but if you put some downward pressure on your router, it worked fine.
The Milescraft product does BOTH very well.
HOWEVER, there are two drawbacks that kept me from giving the product 5 stars.
First, the marking guides are worthless, especially on the doors, unless you measure the distances with a measuring tape as you attach the template to the door/jam, which, unless you have 4 hands, is very difficult to do, especially since the templates screw into the door/jam. If you mark the door/jam with a pencil, then you encounter the "parallax " factor because the templates don't have alignment marks on the inside, where they're needed, AND the router guides are raised off the work surface, which means you have to be very careful to view the alignment marks and template straight-on or you may attach the template slightly off because of paralax.
The 2nd flaw, I'very already mentioned, is that the inside of the templates don't have alignment marks, they're raised off the work surface, which makes them difficult to align, and they're difficult to seat into the metal template holder. If not fully seated, the depth of your router cuts will be inconsistent. I had to use pliers and a hammer to seat them.
These might seem like minor flaws, but if the hinge sets aren't perfectly aligned and square, you'll end up with misaligned/binding doors. An experienced craftsman probably would not struggle with this product too much, but the average Do It Yourselfer might damage a few doors/jams learning how to use it.
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