Establishing Cup Distance For Euro Hinges
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I've installed A LOT of Euro hinges but, to be honest, I still get a little squeamish about punching that big 35-mm hole in the back of a finished door.If the cup distance, the distance from the edge of the hole to the edge of the door, isn't right, the hinge won't offer all of its available adjustment.
Or, if you didn't get your door dimensions just right, the cup distance could be a make or break on being able to use the door.Here's a very inexpensive insurance policy that'll give you the confidence to drill your doors.
Step 1: Cut a piece of scrap that is exactly the same dimension as the width of your door.Set up a fence on your drill press and drill a cup hole in your test piece.The distance from the edge of the hole to the edge of the door is typically 1/8' to 1/4″.
Use 3/16' as a starting point.Fasten a hinge to the scrap, and install the hinge bracket onto the hinge.Turn the left-to-right adjustment scr*w until it's at the center of its travel.Do this by turning it clockwise until it stops, then turning it counter clockwise until it...