Door Installation

1213 - HingeMate300™

Ready To Use Drop-in Template System for Routing Hinge, Strike and Latch Plate Mortises


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Increase security and privacy in your home by replacing doors without damaging the door or jamb with the HingeMate300™. By routing matching mortises for hinges, strike plates, and latch plates into the door and jamb, you won’t have to tear a hole in the wall just to hang a better wooden door.

Steel Template Frame

  • Durable steel frame with adjustable cams allow for 1-3/4” and 1-3/8” door settings
  • Can be mounted to both door and jamb

1/2” Router Bit Included

  • Tip made of durable tungsten carbide
  • Router bit with ball bearing eliminates the need for a bushing


  • Contains templates needed to rout hinge, strike plate, and latch plate mortises
  • Rotate template to achieve 5/8” radius or 1/4″ radius

*Some chiseling required for templates with square corners. CornerChisel™ sold separately.

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  • Template Frame Material


  • Template Material

    ABS Plastic

  • Includes

    1/2" router bit

  • Router Bit Set Screw, Hex Size


  • Hinge Template Sizes

    2-1/2", 3", 3-1/2", 4", and 4-1/2"

  • Strike Plate Template Sizes

    1-1/8" x 2-3/4" and 1-1/2" x 2-1/4"

  • Latch Plate Template Sizes

    1" x 2-1/4", 1-1/8" x 2 1/4", and 1-1/8" x 2-3/4"

  • Screw Size

    #6 Phillip Pan Head Screw

  • Weight

    1.84 lbs

1213-HingeMate300 Manual_RV5 (pdf)

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Average Review:
4.33 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Sets up quickly, works better then expected for the price.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Took about 10 min to figure out how this worked. After that hinge mortiseing is a snap. Highly recommend!!

  3. 3 out of 5

    I would have rated this otherwise excellent jig a lot higher but for the lack of precise registration marks to align the jig with measured hinge, strike, and latch plate placements. The plastic templates themselves have slotted tabs that could have worked, but these are on the outside of the template and can’t be aligned directly to a scored line on the door or jamb edge. Instead, one has to resort to cobbled solutions using small measuring tools to crudely transfer the template tab slot to the work and then eyeballing the placement. Might I suggest putting an alignment mark on the metal template holder, say at half the distance of the template widths? I’ll certainly do this myself by filing a groove at the appropriate location.

What should I do if the stop on the jamb prevents the template frame from going over it?

If the stop on the door jamb exceeds the height of the template frame, you will want to create a shim or spacer to accommodate the additional height that you will need. Please be sure that the router bit will still properly ride along the inside of the hinge template after your spacer is in place.

What do I do if more horizontal depth is required than the thickness selector cam permits?

It may be necessary to remove the thickness selector assembly (red knob, spring, and cam) from each end of the metal frame to permit a deeper location of the frame/template.  Of course, doing this eliminates the automatic parallel alignment capability of the metal plate, so you must measure carefully to be sure the distances to the holes are correct before attaching the plate to the door or frame.  Be sure to re-install the thickness selector cam assemblies to the metal plate when that unusual job is completed, so the parts do not get lost.