Please can you explain differences between Hinge recessing Jig Single Piece (HINGE/JIG), Hinge jig two part in case (H/JIG/A), Hinge jig Skeleton two part in case (H/JIG/C) and Hinge jig B two part phenolic (H/JIG/B)?
The Hinge jig one piece ref. HINGE/JIG is the original hinge jig, it is ideal for new doors and frames. It can be used on 25mm thick fixed stops, as well as fire doors. It is based around 1981mm doors (78 inches).
The hinge jig two part ref. H/JIG/A is the same as the ref. HINGE/JIG but is in two pieces so it is easier to transport.
The Skeleton jig ref H/JIG/C can carry out the functions of the ref. H/JIG/A. The jig has quick release sliding blocks which can be locked at various positions and within reason it can be also be used to fit a new door in an old frame. The jig does not require the 4mm spacer to set block positions as it is built into the blocks and it also has preset positions for three sizes of hinge width. It is is two parts for easy transport.
The two part phenolic jig ref. H/JIG/B is designed for internal doors and can be used when fixed stop of maximum 11mm height are fitted. The jig is based around metric doors of 2000mm. It is is two parts for easy transport.
Does the hinge jig work on rebated frames?
Yes in most cases the hinge jig can recess the hinges in rebated frames, especially if the door is at least 45mm thick and the hinge leaf is not more than 35mm wide.
My door frame is pre-moulded and the bushes on the hinge jig touch the architrave before the frame itself. Can I still use the hinge jig ?
Yes, use HJ/1 which are low profile bushes and fit these to the jig rather than the original bushes.
Can the hinge jig work with higher doors?
No not without re positioning.
Will the hinge jig recess hinges that have a radius on each corner of the leaf?
Yes in theory if you can measure the size of the radius, match it up with a suitable cutter diameter and then add 4mm to find the right size guide bush.
What products do I need to rout a hinge recess in a door or frame?
There a number of products that are required for accurate routing of hinges, these are a hinge jig (refs. HINGE/JIG, H/JIG/A or H/JIG/C, which are ideal for doors with up to 25mm stop fitted, or H/JIG/B for internal doors with up to 11mm stop fitted), a light to medium duty plunge router (ref T5EB which accepts the supplied special guide bush, or T4EK which requires either a ref. UNIBASE sub-base or special T4 guide bush ref. GB/T4/160), a TCT router cutter 12mm diameter with a long shank ref.3/8LX1/4TC. Other accessories suggested include a corner chisel ref. C/CHISEL, door stand ref. D/STAND/A, door scribing tool ref. E/SCRIBE, door lifter ref. D/LIFT/A, and drill bit guide for easy pilot hole drilling of hinge refs. SNAP/DBG/7 and SNAP/DBG/9.
I have a lock or latch to fit and would like to use the LOCK/JIG or LOCK/JIG/A but cannot see an appropriate template in the kit. Do you have any others available?
Yes we have a wide selection of other sizes available. Please call our technical department with your lock dimensions.
Is it possible to have custom plates for the LOCK/JIG made?
Yes, they can be specially made, however it is advisable to check our website as we have a large number of other size templates available.
When using the Trend Lock/Jig and recommended cutter, if the Mortise depth is deeper than what is achievable whilst using the recommended cutter how can the remainder of the depth be cut out?
You can cut out the remainder of the depth by using a auger bit
Do Trend offer a Router Cutter for the Lock/Jig that has a greater cut depth than 63mm and overall length of 115mm ?
No, due to safety reasons, 63mm cut depth and 115mm overall length is all that is available e.g. 3/75X1/2TC, TR37X1/2TC, C172X1/2TC.
Can you use the plates from the lock jig on the larger Lock/jig/A?
Yes, there is an insert that is placed in the jig which reduces the aperture length.
Can the Airshield Pro be used with powder coating?
It depends on two things. One is level of protection specified by the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) ,and the second is that some paint powder can be explosive at certain concentrations. The powder manufacturer needs to be asked if the particular powder has any requirement for explosion proof equipment in its use.
If yes, then the AIR/PRO must not be used, if the answer is no, then depending on the MSDS for the powder, the AIR/PRO may be suitable. (If the MSDS recommend P2 with an APF of 20, then the AIR/PRO will be suitable). If the MSDS shows no explosion hazard and the AIR/PRO filtration will certainly cope with the particle size and wil be suitable. Additional tear off visor protectors and plenty of spare filters wil be required.
Can I use the AIR/PRO when dealing with metal grinding dust.
The AIR/PRO is suitable when grinding metal.
Can I use the AIR/PRO be used with silica dust, the HSE have advised a fold flat disposable mask to P3?
The AIR/PRO rating is actually over twice the rating of a P3 fold flat mask, and it can be used with silica dust.
Does the AIRSHIELD PRO provide suitable protection from spraying applications?
It will provide full eye and face protection from chemical splashes but does not provide respiratory protection from liquid partials and toxic fumes. The AIRSHIELD PRO only provides respiratory protection from solid partials (dust).
Can the AIR/PRO be used for sand blasting?
Technically there is no reason why an AIR/PRO cannot be used for sandblasting, the filters and visors are up to it. The issues that would stop it being used are:
1. Filter Life. Filter life could potentially be very short due to the potential excessive dust loading.
2. Noise. Dedicated blast helmets are always rubber coated.
3. Damage to the AIR/PRO. The blast media can be so aggressive, it destroys the plastic of the unit.
The AIR/PRO is not recommended for this use.
Can the AIR/PRO be worn when sweeping up rat droppings?
The AIR/PRO unit will give the user protection against dust and mold spores. For the sweeping up we would recommend that the filters and head cover-face seal are both changed to stop any cross contamination afterwards.
What is the maintenance frequency for the AIR/PRO?
Clean internally and externally daily, visual inspection daily, charge battery pack daily, functional test daily, weekly and monthly. Dust from wood, grain, and cement may suit more frequent replacement of the filters. No filter should be left in the AIR/PRO for more than one month if in daily use or three months if used infrequently. A COSHH maintenance and record card is available on our downloads page.
Are there instances where the AIR/PRO will not have a good fit on a user?
The AIR/PRO is designed to suit about 95% of users head sizes. There will be some cases where the user will not get a comfortable fit with the unit, this can also be the case when using the clip-on ear defenders. In this case an alternative will need to be considered.
Is there a 1/4" cutter available for cutting worktops?
In short, No. 1/4" Routers are not recomended for use when cutting worktops. Using a 12.7mm x 50mm cutter in a 1/4" router is likely to overload the motor. For this reason we recommend the use of a 1/2" router with multiple passes.
What is the difference between the different cutter ranges?
Below is a brief description of the different range of cutters offered by Trend:
For the most demanding applications in the manufacturing and woodworking trades. Tools manufactured using D-Namic Manufacturing Technology.
Specially developed micro-granular Tungsten Carbide tips from the worlds leading carbide manufacturer. Designed to withstand the most abrasive of materials, giving a longer life.
Highly ground tip face ensures perfect sharpness and gives a cleaner cut on softwoods, hardwoods, MDF, plywood and chipboard.
Advanced automated grinding improves the carbides resistance to wear and gives longer life when cutting abrasive materials.
Straight cutters feature radial ground clearance for greater support to the cutting edge. TCT plunge centre tip on straight cutters over 9.5mm diameter.
Production is fully automated on custom designed and built machines to give the highest level of accuracy and precision.
Continuous laboratory testing of tools during the production process.
PTFE non-stick coated TCT tooling designed for the tradesman.
Micro-granular Tungsten Carbide tips with highly ground face for a superior finish on softwoods, hardwoods, MDF, plywood and chipboard.
PTFE non-stick to minimize resin and heat build up especially for softwood for longer life.
Bottom cut feature on straights.
Extra long shanks. Specifically chosen range of tools aimed at the particular needs of the tradesman.
Etched dimensions on shank for quick identification.
Practical plastic tube storage cases to provide excellent protection.
Specially designed PTFE coated TCT tooling to meet the needs of the woodworker and tradesman for quality and performance.
Micro-granular Tungsten Carbide tips to ensure a perfect sharpness on softwoods, hardwoods, MDF, plywood and chipboard.
Highly ground tip face to ensure it maintains its edge.
PTFE non-stick coating on the body to minimize resin and heat build-up for longer life.
Extra long shanks, ideal for router table use.
Bottom cut feature on straights.
Single-piece High Speed Steel tooling for softwoods and specialty tools for the window industry.
Ground with a very fine edge for superior cut in softwood.
Turned and milled from single piece.
Window Industry cutters for alloy and plastic extrusions are made from super High Speed Steel