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Hundreds of man-years of custom hinge knowledge are compiled and condensed here, with a fast and simple interface. Learning about custom hinge options is a cinch, and getting a price quote is easy as pie.

Also, be sure to check out the Glossary, for definitions of words and concepts.

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  1. Select the type of hinge you are looking for.
  2. Select a common customization applied to that type of hinge. A window appears chock full of information about your options.
  3. Select the option you want and it appears in the box on the right entitled Options.
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Common Customization Options for Continuous Hinges

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Bend - Swage - Offset : Introduction Select Customization Option
What is the difference between BEND, SWAGE and OFFSET ?

A BEND is a simple bend of the leaf where the bend line is some distance from the pin. The bends shown here are 90° but they could be any angle.

However, in a SWAGE or OFFSET the leaf is shifted with respect to the pin.

In a swage, the leaf is pushed toward the pin, and in an offset it is pushed away from the pin. These operations change the hinge because they affect the position of the pin, and the way the leaves fit together as the hinge closes.

Swage and Offset can be used to limit the maximum open angle of the hinge. This can be a less expensive alternative to stop hinges.
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