How to Install Soft Close Hinges for Light Lid?

How to Install Soft Close Hinges for Light Lid?

A lid weighing less than 11 pounds can be considered lightweight. If you’re preparing to mount Apexstone soft-close toy box hinges, we’ll provide tips to help you complete the strut installation in the light chest lid.

We provide the standard mounting instructions before and recommend installing a pair of slow-close hinges for most lids to prevent uneven load distribution. However, if you use them with a very light lid, like one weighing 6 pounds, you might find the strut too strong, causing issues with closing the chest door. But don’t worry, we’re here to offer adjustment tips. I believe this adds value to reading the rest of the content.

Here are two tips for installing slow-closing gas struts on a light lid:

Tip 1: Try using a single soft-close damper during your initial installation.

Tip 2: If you still have trouble closing the lid with just one hydraulic hinge, consider installing the toy box hinge more horizontally. As shown in the left figure below, adjust the upper mounting point downward by 2 inches and move the lower mounting point closer to the edge of the box.

installing adjustment for light door and heavy door

Installation methods can vary based on specific situations. For a light lid, the above two tips will make installing the slow-close hinges effortless in 99% of cases. You’ll prevent slamming and enjoy optimal slow-close performance throughout the closing process, bringing peace and happiness to your life.

Upgrade your projects effortlessly today by choosing the best soft-close toy box hinges.

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