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Hafele Lid Stay - Bench Seat Hinge, Blue Zinc, With Springs, Pair

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Hafele Lid Stay - Bench Seat Hinge, Yellow Chromated
Hinge in Bench
With Springs
Hafele Lid Stay - Bench Seat Hinge, Yellow Chromated
With Springs
Mounting screws may not be available due to supplier shortages
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Features:
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(W = side to side) (D = front to back) (H = top to bottom)

Description:
Made of steel, this Lid Stay - Bench Seat Hinge with springs by Hafele has a blue zinc finish. The stay is for light-weight seat tops and the hinge design ensures safe retention of seat top in raised position at an angle of 95.
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Product Reviews:
Worked great.
by: Ted   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Flagstaff, AZ      on: July 22, 2021
 


Hinge
by: Mary Hatch   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Wheat Ridge, Co      on: May 12, 2021
 I used this for a window in my greenhouse and works great


Working hinge, no blue spring
by: Tom o   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Tillamook, Or      on: March 9, 2021
 Spring is the same color as the hinge. Was planning on the blue spring for finished look. I had trouble finding a hinge that would work on storage bench lid with no reveal up against the wall, this is the hinge for the job. Took a second to orientate it with no information in the packaging but referencing the description on the web page got me straightened out.


Perfect bench hinge
by: Gabe   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Seattle, WA      on: February 22, 2021
 Used these for an L shaped walnut bench I built. Had pretty tight reveals and the angle of these hinges was perfect to open the lids against the wall without touching it and let it sit in the open position. The springs are pretty easy to remove, which is necessary for installation, and in my case I didn't end up using the springs at all because my bench tops weren't that heavy.


No instructions
by: James Mooney   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Bangor, Ma      on: January 21, 2021
 Works excellent, but zero instructions


Perfect hinge and lid support!
by: Medina   ✔Verified Buyer      from: League City, TX      on: August 6, 2020
 I needed a hinges and lid support for a storage bench that was going against a wall. This worked perfectly! The lid weighs about 17 lbs, so I opted to get the larger 12kg hinges. When the hinges arrived and I tried to move it by hand, I was worried that the spring was TOO strong and there would be closing/opening issues. But when I installed the pair... they worked like a charm! The dimension drawing was a little work to figure out but a quick little mock-up with scrap wood and TA-DA!!! GREAT BUY!


...
by: anonymous   ✔Verified Buyer      from: -, -      on: July 9, 2020
 


excellent
by: David E Rickels   ✔Verified Buyer      from: WICHITA, Ka      on: June 3, 2020
 I've used this hinge on toy boxes and on a 5'X 3' storage box on my son's deck. It worked well. The last order, I planed to sue them on the top's of storage compartments on my boat. They didn't work. Not the hinge fault. One of the hinges had to be at an angle to the other. This forced them to bind when closing and the lid not close. MY Bad. If you keep them parallel the work great.


Great hinge for a bench
by: CA   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Pittsburgh, PA      on: May 28, 2020
 Excellent hinges. They work great for our camper that has a custom bench seat. Holds the lid up perfectly so I can get supplies out without hitting my head on the seat part. Very easy to install even without instructions. I used the hinge detail on this website for the hinges. Measured and made a couple reference lines and screw them in with some flat gear wood screws. I'm going to buy another set of hinges for another bench seat.


Great for my workbench top
by: James Lester   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Stevensville, MT      on: April 9, 2020
 Was concerned about the weight of butcher block bench top, but it does exactly what I hoped...provided a smooth assist and allows access to items and storage under the top. Thank you!


works great
by: Austin   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Van Nuys, CA      on: February 24, 2020
 I was building a bench, where the lid/seat was against the wall, so I couldn't do a hinge all the way against the back. So, I was worried because almost everything I was finding was more of a soft-close support than a hinge itself, except for these. They work perfectly, completely supporting the lid while also providing the function of a hinge. Plus they look great!


Works very well overall
by: Miles   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Salem, OR      on: January 15, 2020
 I was glad to find these hinges to use on a built-in bench - they're much nicer than other options as they are completely concealed. I got the ones for a 12kg lid and the 16.5" x 48" x .75" ash bench top is barely heavy enough to keep it down. I'm hopeful that with a little time it will work perfectly. I am a little disappointed in how far out the bring the lid as it makes the access into the bench a little small. And I think the installation diagram could be a little more clear. But I would still purchase these hinges again if the need arises.


Great alternative to a piano hinge
by: James Kusz   ✔Verified Buyer      from: BERKELEY, CA      on: January 14, 2020
 Although there were no instructions, I did with an effort install the hinges and bench seat. Once you work through the installation, it is easy to use and will be my top choice in the future for this type of application. I think they should have a video of the installation to help other cabinetmakers. First install the hinge as described and do a test seat to get a sense of what is necessary.


Solid product part2
by: Jason Ryan   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Omaha, NE      on: December 20, 2019
 No issues product works as expected. Solid design. It would be nice if it came with some directions. It was a little work to figure out where to mount the hinge. Pretty much the same review as the 8kg spring.


Solid product
by: Jason Ryan   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Omaha, NE      on: December 20, 2019
 No issues product works as expected. Solid design. It would be nice if it came with some directions. It was a little work to figure out where to mount the hinge.


Great match
by: Joseph Cook   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Livermore, CA      on: September 3, 2019
 This was an exact match that I needed. Perfect for our ottoman.


Great
by: Joe   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Flo, FL      on: April 12, 2019
 Product better than expected


excellent product
by: LEE OTWAY   ✔Verified Buyer      from: missouri city, Te      on: March 28, 2019
 I never installed this item before and youtube had somethings similar but I was able to install pretty easily it works really well


2nd pair
by: Dan O   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Granby , CO      on: January 22, 2019
 I have used these before and are perfect for that built in bench seat.


Nice hing
by: Mike   ✔Verified Buyer      from: Spokane, WA      on: May 29, 2018
 Supports well, if you have a bench not square, your lower edge corners will stop the bench from opening fully.


Your questions that we answered:
are there instructions for installing these brackets? I bought them but I'm not sure how to install them properly...   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 Unfortunately, Hafele does not provide installation instructions for these hinges.
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Do the hinges only retain the lid in the open position if it's opened all the way to 95 degrees? Or will the hinges also retain the lid in any other open position after you open the lid and let go of it (ie 45 degrees)?   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 Yes, for item HA-643.01.525 the hinges will only remain open when in a fully opened position.
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Good morning. Do these hinges come in a right and left hand designs. I have a split bench and need one foe each side.   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 Item HA-643.01.525 is sold as a pair, so there would be a hinge for both the right and left hand side.
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Is there a left and a right side version? I would feel better having them on both sides. Thank you   - Asked about product HA-643.01.516
 Yes, item HA-643.01.516 is sold in a pair, so there would be one for each side (right and left).
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Is it common for these hinges to become loose after continued use? We built a bench with a lid to store shoes in our mudroom so it gets used daily. We are noticing that there is now considerable play in the hinges and the lid does not close all the way now. It sticks up about 1/4 inch..   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 The max weight per pair for this fitting is 26 pounds. If you are using a panel that exceeds the max and is used as frequently as every day, this can cause the hinge to not function properly.
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If I need to attach these to 3/4 inch thick plywood, which screws should I buy? I saw you have the Hafele Varianta-5 Screws, Steel, Flat Countersunk Head, Phillips Drive, for 5mm system holes screws, but I wasn't sure what length would be best.   - Asked about product HA-643.01.516
 Yes, the manufacturer does recommend the Hafele Varianta-5 Screws. The length of the screw you would need depends on the thickness of the material you are using.
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Do you have to use #5 Varianta Screws or will other screws get the job done?   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 Hafele suggests using the #5 Varianta Screws because the diameter is greater; we are only able to suggest what the manufacture suggests.
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For Hafele bench hinge does it come with left and right sides when ordered?   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 Yes, item HA-643.01.525 is sold as a pair of hinges containing a right and left hinge.
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I am making a dinette Booth with a back and seat cushion. I am wondering if there will be clearance when the seat lid is open to allow for the seat to open at the 90 degrees.   - Asked about product HA-643.01.516
 It has a 95 degree angle for clearance.
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Can you provide the screws for this bracket as well? Do they come in other colors?   - Asked about product HA-643.01.525
 Unfortunately no options are available for the screw finish.
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