The Neat Elite box hinge is the best jewelry box hinge on the market and is the only hinge (pair) with a fully round knuckle top and bottom. Designed and Manufactured by us in the UK, this brass side rail box hinge has been modified for use on boxes requiring 180 degree opening angles (although the hinge does go over 180 degrees slightly). Such boxes include backgammon boards, instrument cases, writing slopes and any other box requiring a 180 degree opening. It is far easier to fit than the traditional butt hinge and is the most elegant hinge on the market. For your perfect box, insist on using our beautifully designed, precision made side rail hinges. These hinges are robust and display a fully round knuckle with mirror polished leaves. Very easy to fit Rout – Drill – Fit these stylish hinges will be worthy of your bespoke box.
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We sell our beautifully designed and well manufactured range of jewelry box hardware solely from this website. Our Jewelery Box Lock (Neat Elite) fully complements the Neat Elite Jewelry Box Hinge (Pair) and Large Neat Elite Hinge. When you spend valuable time creating your incredible boxes, don’t fit below standard hardware. Instead use our top quality box hardware to show off your projects to the highest possible level and be the best. Our simple drilling jig is a very useful tool for fitting the 180 degree and standard Neat Elite hinges.
Basic Technical Details and Reviews
Our Neat Elite jewelry box hinges are ideal for boxes with a minimum wall thickness of 12mm. Each hinge is 8mm wide x 43mm long with a tolerance or +/- 0.01mm the opening degree of just over 180 degrees. Leaf thickness is 3.3mm tolerance or +/- 0.03mm. The hinges have a mirror polished finish, and are supplied with 2 sets of woodscrews. See and download/print box hinge instructions here. Please also see below for box hinge reviews and send us your reviews to publish once you’ve had the opportunity to try these 180 degree hinges for yourself. Please also send us images of your finished boxes using this hardware and we’ll publicise them on our social media platforms.
Our Neat Elite Hinges now have built-in lubrication points. This is an innovative design and no other hinge has this as a feature. It is mainly only needed on stainless steel but works successfully with brass as well. When tolerances are extremely tight and two metal surfaces meet on a friction fit, they can grab and seize. The new lubrication feature eliminates this.
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