Dieter Schmid's Fine Tools
Self-Centering Hinge Drills

Self-Centering Hinge Drills

Self-Centering Hinge Drills As an experienced woodworker you have probably discovered this problem: to reliably and accurately center the pilot holes for mounting hinges and other types of hardware. Normally you use an awl or punch to mark the hole centers, but after drilling you often find that the bit did not track properly and the hole is no longer centered. Especially with wall hardware like stair railing mounts, for instance or visible hinges in cabinetry, even slightly off-set pilot holes can leave screw heads tilted and projecting above the counter-bored mounting holes and leave the impression of a sloppy job. These Hinge-Locating Center Bits will help get the job done right, quickly and easily.

Self-Centering Hinge Drills
Self-Centering Hinge Drills
The tool includes a 2 mm hex key to install drill bits and a double screw driver bit PH1/PH2. Made by Star-M in Japan. You can of course use any standard-sized double bit in the tool, so there are no restrictions on the types of heads of the screws that can be driven with the tool.

Hinge Drill, 2 mm Bit Size
Housing Diameter 6.3 mm
Drilling depth with included 55 mm long drill bit 8 mm
Code 312635CartPrice € 16.90

Hinge Drill, 2.4 mm Bit Size
Housing Diameter 6.3 mm
Drilling depth with included 61 mm long drill bit 11 mm
Code 312636CartPrice € 16.90

Hinge Drill, 2.8 mm Bit Size
Housing Diameter 6.3 mm
Drilling depth with included 66 mm long drill bit 12 mm
Code 312637CartPrice € 16.90

Hinge Drill, 3.2 mm Bit Size
Housing Diameter 8 mm
Drilling depth with included 70 mm long drill bit 18 mm
Code 312638CartPrice € 16.90

Replacement Bits
2 mm
Code 312640CartPrice € 6.50
2.4 mm
Code 312641CartPrice € 6.50
2.8 mm
Code 312642CartPrice € 6.50
3.2 mm
Code 312643CartPrice € 6.50

Hinge Drill Set Includes:

  1. Drill bit
  2. Threaded housing with spring
  3. Bit chuck with quick-change mechanism
  4. Hex 6.35 mm (PH1/PH2) double screwdriver bit - used as adapter, and for driving screws

Directions for Use:

  1. Insert the double bit into your drill or drill press and tighten the chuck.
  2. Slide the sleeve of the housing over the free end of the double screwdriver bit.
  3. Fix the hardware in place and drill the hole for the hardware you would like to install, being careful to allow the housing to center itself in the countersunk hole.
  4. Remove the drill housing.
  5. Use the screwdriver bit to drive the screw into place.
Self-Centering Hinge Drills
Budget-priced Self-Centering Hinge Drills
2 mm hex key NOT included
Double screw driver bit NOT included
Made in Taiwan

Hinge Drill, 2 mm Bit Size
Housing Diameter 6.3 mm
Drilling depth with included 55 mm long drill bit 8 mm
Code 316960CartPrice € 6.50

Hinge Drill, 2.4 mm Bit Size
Housing Diameter 6.3 mm
Drilling depth with included 55 mm long drill bit 11 mm
Code 316961CartPrice € 6.50

Hinge Drill, 2.8 mm Bit Size
Housing Diameter 6.3 mm
Drilling depth with included 55 mm long drill bit 12 mm
Code 316962CartPrice € 6.80

Hinge Drill, 3.2 mm Bit Size
Housing Diameter 8 mm
Drilling depth with included 55 mm long drill bit 13 mm
Code 316963CartPrice € 7.20
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