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Friendly bump in case anyone else is interested in the RAS 115, we have them in stock and ready to ship.

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We use Insertas by the 1000’s. Never had an issue with them in the doors. We do use solid maple for the rails and stiles. I don’t know how well they work in MDF slabs.

Tom

We have used them on a few jobs with MDF slabs. We had no issues with them and the Blum rep says they hold better in MDF than screws do. I am not a fan of MDF doors because of the poor edge durability but sometimes you don't get to make that decision.
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Normally they are part of the EcoDrill.
But I must admit I lost mine.
You can buy them separately in a set from Blum (#M31.1040).
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Same here with the Inserta hinges.  I have used them in poplar, walnut, red oak and maple with no issue. Installed and removed a few two or three times. I have also used the Inserta mounting plates with no problems.

In addition to possibly drilling the 8mm position holes smaller there are a couple small holes under the lever/cover that will accept screws. I recently had a cabinet that will have a very high number of door cycles. So I added #6 screws in these holes. That way the hinges have two holding methods. Just make sure the screw head fits into the cover recess.

      



 @neeleman Where did you find the Blum depth spacers for the Eco drill?

Seth
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Never had problems with inserta... painter's love them too cuz they can remove them easily and sand the doors with no plastic dowels in the way
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I have used the inserta hinges since they were introduced and have never had a problem with them. We have removed and reinstalled them with out problems.

We transport our doors wrapped in foam to the jobsite with no hinges then insert and mount the hinges once the cabinets are installed. I like the clean look of them with no screws showing. They cost a little extra but we find they are worth it.

We have had good success with the Inserta hinges and transport our cabinets doors the same way.

We recently had a situation where we tried the plastic drive-in dowels in the same holes.  These accept screws to hold the hinge on and work just fine.  Honestly, we much prefer the Inserta style for ease of installation.
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We use Insertas by the 1000’s. Never had an issue with them in the doors. We do use solid maple for the rails and stiles. I don’t know how well they work in MDF slabs.

Tom
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Member Projects / Re: Toilet bowel flange bolts ????
« Last post by tjbnwi on Today at 09:39 AM »
Plain old everyday 5/16 bolts work also. The shank fits the slot, purchase of the head
on the track flange makes it look like the track was designed for them.

Tom
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Member Projects / Re: Toilet bowel flange bolts ????
« Last post by Bob D. on Today at 09:14 AM »
Closet bolts will work but not exactly the same as T-track bolts. Closet bolts are usually brass so softer metal and not as strong but for most uses shouldn't make a difference. The heads are slightly wider on some make closet bolts because they are not made to fit inside a specified slot like that on t-track. This might require you to file them to fit you track in some cases but brass is easy to work. Closet bolts like t-track bolts can be found in 1/4" and 5/16" diameter, however the available lengths for closet bolts is not a varied as it is for t-track bolts.
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You can also use dowel hinges if you buy the hand insertion tool.  The only way you can remove the plastic dowels is to drill them out but the hinges can be removed like normal by removing the two screws
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