One of the most popular hooks used today is butt hinges. Most commercial doors have it which supports them, and they usually are about 6 inches in length or even shorter. They can be installed for different applications and come with many uses. These generally consist of two hinge leaves. One is attached to a fixed component such as the door jamb or a wall, while the other ends up being attached to a moving element such as a door. These are recessed or mortised into both surfaces, and the pin secures the leaves together, allowing for more movement. Most of them can be removed to allow for the removal of a door, but some are also not removable due to security reasons.
A more secure solution than opting for removable hooks is to opt for one with staked pins. These staked pins help hold them tighter, but with a bit of effort, the pin can be easily driven out and removed. To secure them, a better solution is to choose small butt hinges with the pins being spun on both ends. The pin won’t go anywhere unless the twisted ends are more grinded off. There are also others that come with springs for better support in the closure or the opening.
Such hooks can’t be used in all applications. To be functioning, it requires the recess to be cut right into a jam with the door to have a flush installation. This also requires you to put in an extra amount of work into the installer. Flush hooks are designed so that the leaf nestles onto the other leaf, and reduces the space it uses up. They are also constructed to avoid recess that has to be cut right into the door jam. These are also used in cupboards, and a disadvantage of the same is it won’t be able to hold heavyweight.
These tools also use a “loose-joint” hook, making it super easy to remove and separate the door from the jamb. These also work well in those applications where the door also needs to be removed or replaced frequently. Cabinet makers also use them to improve the beauty of the overall design. The simple butt hinge construction ensures that it operates smoothly for years.
With a variety of styles and finishes, they are also super durable. These have their unique application, but none are more utilized than these hooks. They are effective purely due to their simplicity and have been used since Roman times. At McCoy Mart, you’ll get stainless steel butt hinges and other types with various designs that stand out from the rest. The options to choose from come with different bends, lengths, offsets, and so much more. The hooks can also be drilled and supplied with whatever the hole pattern is that you want to choose.
- For interior doors, plain ones are the standard choice. They’re an excellent choice for doors which aren’t too heavy and not used too much.
- The ball bearing hook lasts longer and more durable. They make the doors operate more smoothly than the plain versions and are the best choice for entry doors, which are used more.
- The spring-loaded hook, also known as the self-closing butt hinge, contains springs that can automatically close a door. They can be used on cabinets and screen doors.
- The rising butt hinges are another specialty style, and they look like a general hook when they’re closed. As the door opens, the hook ends up lifting the door about a ½ inch. They can be used when doors cannot close that quickly and can’t clear an uneven flooring material that’s opened.
Can the pins be removed?
These can be purchased with fixed or removable pins. Entries that have the hook lying on the outside of the door can be secured better with a fixed pin as the door can’t be open by taking out the pin. These vary with size, style, and finish as well. The aluminium butt hinges are popular, but it is the stainless steel version that is the most famous. The costs are super affordable, but the cabinet hinges tend to be more expensive. They can be found at centers, but you can purchase them all in one place at McCoy Mart.
These hooks are most popular in the USA as Americans use them in different parts of their homes but are beginning to grow in stature in India. Exterior or Interior doors also require these hooks throughout homes. The cabinet butt hinges are necessary to prevent corrosion that can end up disrupting the door movement. Most of the cabinet doors also were once equipped with such hooks, but due to the popularity of Poly concealed and soss invisible, things have changed. These are so much easier to use and simple also to construct. The right installation requires a router that ensures proper mortising. At McCoy Mart, you can get some of the best butt hinges with Hardwyn, HEPO, Ozone Overseas, Spider, and more!