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There Are Many Misunderstandings when Purchasing Hinges, How to Choose?


The hinge series can be said to be the most important in furniture hardware. They are frequently opened and used, and they also have to bear weight, so experienced decoration owners usually pay more attention to the choice of hinges. There are many misunderstandings in the purchase of hinges, and most of these misunderstandings come from wrong information on the Internet, so it is necessary to summarize and clarify two of the most widely circulated misunderstandings, and try not to spread rumors.


1. The stainless steel hinge is good and will not rust


The most important function of the hinge is load-bearing, especially the high door of the wardrobe, and the second is to consider the problem of rust. The hinges of major foreign hardware brands are all made of cold-rolled steel, which is stamped and formed at one time. It feels thick and has a smooth surface with a nickel-plated layer. 304 stainless steel hinges are not hard enough and have low load-bearing capacity, and many of them are actually lower-grade 201 materials. Even if it is 304 stainless steel, only the surface of the main body is 304 stainless steel, and its connecting pieces, rivets, and hydraulic cylinders must be made of cold-rolled steel, because the hardness of cold-rolled steel is better than that of stainless steel. There are two factors that determine whether the furniture cabinet door will not sag after being used for a period of time: the load-bearing capacity and the number of hinges, which should be clear.


2. The four-hole base hinge is stronger than the two-hole base hinge


The damping of the hinge can only be buffered back when the door is opened to the maximum. Closing the door at a small angle does not have the effect of buffering, so closing the door at a small angle still returns it with a snap. The door closes softly, and cushioning can be achieved throughout the whole process. Even if you open a little seam, you can cushion it back. The door panel will not shake a lot because of the heavy closing. Therefore, even if they only have two screw holes to fix it, the service life is also longer than that fixed by the 4 screw holes of the hinge.


In addition, many two-hole bases can be adjusted in three dimensions, and the gap can be easily adjusted up and down, front and back, left and right, while two holes in the four-hole base are actually strip holes, which are used to adjust the height of the cabinet door, which cannot be done. Three-dimensional adjustable, can only be solved by adding strip holes in the base. So don't say that the two-hole base hinge is not good, it is the prejudice and old experience of many workers. Therefore, when choosing a hinge, you must choose a two-hole three-dimensional adjustable cold-rolled steel hinge with strong bearing capacity. Weigh the weight by hand, a good cold-rolled steel hinge is very heavy, one weighs more than 100 grams, and the thickness of the nickel plating layer is at least 8 μm so that it is not easy to rust. In addition, the configuration of the number of high cabinet doors is also very critical, and it is also a place where many furniture manufacturers often cut corners.


Hardware and furniture are matched. If the budget is limited and custom furniture is not expensive, you can choose some good brands;


Even the best hardware has a lifespan, and of course it needs frequent maintenance, just like the regular maintenance of a car. Usually use a dry cloth to clean the gray stains on it, and do not scrub with acidic and alkaline detergents. The door hinges of sink cabinets, bathroom cabinets and seasoning cabinets are prone to rust if they are not cleaned in time and ventilated and dried because they are in a humid and oily environment for a long time. If you wipe it with lubricating oil every 2 to 3 months, it can be done in a few minutes. It can not only ensure the smooth opening of the hinge, but also effectively prevent rust. The high-quality hinge purchased at a large price will definitely have a much longer service life.


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