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Self-Closing 110° Hinge
Compact 33 Knock In
Used on Face Frame Applications
Mounting Plate and Screws Not Included
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Based on my personal experience, I would not choose Compact 33 hinges for cabinets that get daily use because the hinges contain a plastic part that tends to break. In the 10 years since new cabinets with these hinges were installed in my house, the plastic part has broken in 32 hinges out of 58 installed. The cabinet doors still swing after the plastic part breaks, but they will not stay fully open, they will not self-close and they often make a loud cracking sound when opening or closing. If you are looking for hinges for a new installation, I would recommend choosing an all-metal 2-piece hinge instead.
If you already have broken Compact 33 hinges installed and need to replace them, I recommend considering Blum Compact 38N or 39C hinges as replacements. The 38N and 39C are 1-piece rather than 2-piece but they use the same door cutouts as the 33 and they are all-metal. If your existing 33 hinges were installed with wrap-around mounting plates you can probably replace...
My cabinets were installed with these about 12 years ago and about 40% of these hinges have failed as described in other reviews. I contacted Blum USA +1 800 438 6788 (USA only) and they immediately offered to send replacements for the ones I currently have broken... and let me know to call if more fail. They said they had a bad run of those with a defective mechanism that caused the plastic part to crack - back around the time mine were installed. That has been fixed and the replacements should be fine. AWESOME CUSTOMER SERVICE!
The Blum Compact 33 110 degree hinge is a great hinge,
at least while it works. It operates smoothly, adjusts
easily, and installs quickly: a cabinet-maker's dream.
Unfortunately, that's about where the beauty of the
hinge ends. The mean-time-to-failure of this hinge
is about six years. Thus, I'd rate this item
as a replacement-only piece of hardware and avoid it
for new cabinet construction.
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