This fast, accurate hinge mortising system has been a favorite in our catalog for nearly 20 years. When the Carey Template Company recently ceased operation, we bought the patent and manufacturing rights, to keep it in production.
Now made in Canada, this set of ABS templates and aluminum rails handles two- or three-hinge set-ups, adjusts for hinges from 2-1/2" to 4-1/2", and cuts corner radii of 1/4" or 5/8". It includes two end-template assemblies, one center-template assembly, and two coupling bars with all necessary fasteners. Designed for standard 6'8" doors, it can be adjusted for taller or shorter doors as needed.
The templates include spacer bars for different hinge widths and sighting marks for 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" thick doors. Just set size and spacing, and fasten it to the jamb and then to the door for routing. It can also be used to copy hinge spacing from an existing jamb to rout onto a new door. The templates can be used with any 1/2" straight cutter with a 5/8" guide bushing (for convenience, we offer a good-quality 1/2" mortising bit with 1/4" shank and 5/8" bearing).
An excellent, easy-to-use system.