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There are times when doors have to be removed to allow for the delivery of a large appliance or during redecorating and painting. With pin and wing hinges, that means removing the pin with a hammer and screwdriver to remove the door. In most cases, the pin is wedged in the door and has to be struck several times to loosen and remove it. Read More…

Lift Off Hinge There are times when doors have to be removed to allow for the delivery of a large appliance or during redecorating and painting. With pin and wing hinges, that means removing the pin with a hammer and screwdriver to remove the door. In most cases, the pin is wedged in the door and has to be struck several times to loosen and remove it.
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Leading Manufacturers

Alliance, OH  |  330-935-2445

We take our customer evaluations as our only measure of success. If our customers are not happy, we are not happy! We will work with you until we find the right hinges solution for you.

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Marlboro Manufacturing, Inc. $$$

Long Beach, CA  |  800-433-5554

Our company is the true hinges expert. We own over 50 patents for fasteners and we are completely ISO 9000 certified. Our products are made with the customer in mind, and we take your requests as requirements for service.

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Sierra Pacific Engineering & Products (SPEP) $$$

Bartlett, IL  |  800-989-6365

We are here to provide you with any hinge you could ever possibly need! We are the hinge specialists committed to bringing you a level of customer service that is unmatched by the competition.

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S & D Products, Inc. $$$

St. Louis, MO  |  314-436-0432

Hardware Mfg. supplies stock inventory parts in addition to creating custom components for OEM and resellers. We work with a number of different industries such as agriculture, drug tablet, livestock, truck equipment, conveyors, and more.

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Hardware Mfg. $$$

Fort Lauderdale, FL  |  800-684-4643

Jefco Mfg. has been a leader in the industry for over 40 years. With our experienced engineering and production team coupled with cutting edge technology, Jefco produces quality products for the Industrial, Marine, Aerospace, Defense, and Medical industries. We work closely with customers to meet/exceed their needs and design specs. Jefco has the ability to produce practically any design in any Mat. gauge, pin size, width, or length, in a variety of materials including Carbon fiber and Titanium.

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Jefco Manufacturing $$$

Bloomingdale, IL  |  800-332-1227

Since 1932, the S & S Hinge Company has been providing customers with the best-quality continuous hinges possible. We have accomplished this by implementing a Lean manufacturing strategy that allows our company to do more with less.

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S & S Hinge Company $$$

Walkerton, ON  |  800-265-3078

We’ve been manufacturing custom hinges in various metals and finishes since 1919, and are known by our customers as “The Hinge People®.” Larsen and Shaw offers custom hinges, enclosure hinges, heavy equipment hinges, light duty hinges, architectural hinges, industrial hinges, stop hinges, furniture hinges, and the new revolutionary R2 Hinge and PermAlign hinge. With manufacturing facilities in both the United States and Canada and our in-house design team, we are your one-stop-shop for all of your quality hinge needs.

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Larsen & Shaw Limited $$$

Farmington, CT  |  860-677-6711

The Paneloc Corporation manufactures precision-engineered hinges, latches and fasteners for a wide range of operating and environmental conditions within avionics, aerospace, military, armament and other high tech fields. We have wide variety of products in-stock and ready to ship to you, give us a call.

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The Paneloc Corporation $$$
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A popular design that is used to avoid the need to use tools to remove the pin from a door is the lift off hinge that is also known as the slip joint, loose joint, take apart, or detachable hinge. These unique hinges do not follow the traditional design of a hinge and have two parts, which are the male and female leaves or wings.

What is a Lift Off Hinge?

A lift off hinge is a two-part hinge that has a female part, which is normally attached to the frame of a door, and a male part, which is attached to the door. Once the female part is firmly placed on the door frame and the male part is placed on the door, the two are attached by a permanent pin that is on the bottom of the male wing or leaf that easily slides into the female half.

When necessary, the door can be opened, gripped on both sides, and lifted off the female hinges to be set aside for easy passage. This can be done innumerable times without damaging the door or the hinges. The slipping lifting motion avoids the need for a hammer and punch to remove the pin that connects the wings. Once the need for the door to be removed is not necessary, the door easily slips back into place using the reverse motion.

How are Lift Off Hinges Made?

There is little difference between the methods used to produce pin and wing hinges and lift off hinges. The metals are the same as well as the process. For each, the manufacturing process begins by cutting or shearing a sheet of metal to the size of the hinge.

The hinge pieces are placed in a die where they are punched and struck to match the design of the hinge. For hinges with holes, the holes are drilled in the wings or leaves. The loops for the pins are created by bending the metal to form the proper circular shape with the male wing having the pin permanently attached.

The metals that are used for lift off hinges include stainless steel, steel, brass, and alloyed zinc. They are also made of plastic, which is a lightweight alternative to metal and provides silent and smooth operation.

Uses for Lift Off Hinges –

Lift off hinges can be used in exactly the same way as pin and wing hinges. They are ideal for offices that receive regular delivers since the door can be detached and removed with ease.

In places that have several cabinets that need to be regularly cleaned, easy removal of cabinet doors makes the cleaning process simple and quick. The ease of attaching these hinges to existing or new cabinetry makes access easier and more efficient.

The design and convenience of easily removable hinges makes them the perfect choice for conditions that are constantly changing.