Stanley 83002 door and jam butt template

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02-15-2012 05:48 AM

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Hey has anyone out there know were i can find instruction on how to properly setup a stanley hinge and butt template model 83002.I believe bosch bought the model off of stanley and i cannot find any info on either one on how to properly set it up.

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#1 posted 02-15-2012 02:03 PM

I used them for years, first Stanley then Bosch. They’re pretty straight forward, set the stops for door thickness and the pins in each template for the hinge side. Use a template guide bushing on the router and the appropriate size bit. The top bar for the set includes a stop that sets the spacing between the jamb head and the top of the door.

I haven’t used one since I messed up one arm and had to quit carpentry 12 years ago. The only caution I can think of is don’t take a bite out of the aluminum template frame when entering with the router.

The procedure for setting the jamb is the critical thing and wasn’t covered in the instructions. If you understand the process you can make and install a jamb and the door a lot faster than you can fix all the problems with pre-hung doors and every door you install will fit like a car door. It makes me a little nuts to walk into most houses today and hear every door in the place rattle in their jambs when the front door is opened.

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#2 posted 02-22-2012 04:47 AM

Thanks for the advice i will try it out and see how it goes.I know what you mean about pre hung doors. we always try to order the pre hungs with the stops off and then adjust the stops after the latches are on. more time consuming but the homeowner gets a better product. Thanks again

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#3 posted 05-01-2015 12:54 AM

I have the manual for the Stanley/Bosch 83002.01 Door and Jamb Butt Templet. I imagine it’s pretty useful even if you have the 83002.02 or other later version.

If you still need a copy, send me a message.

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#4 posted 08-19-2015 04:27 PM

dcp123, I found this post while searching for instructions for my Stanley 83002 Door and Butt Template. I would be interested in getting a copy to assist me with using mine. I inherited mine many years ago and remember my stepdad using it frequently, but I was much too young to remember how to set it up. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#5 posted 09-03-2015 02:46 AM

I used one for years. Set the pivot levers so they do not move for 1 3/8 thick doors 2nd hole for 1 3/4”. Use 5/8 ” bushing, 1/2” router bit. Set the opening for 3 1/2” butt hinges. Look at the spacing and set the top opening at about 5” down from the top of the door, bottom hinge for about 10” from bottom. Center the center hinge. I use 3 hinges for most all doors, but for interior doors you can use 2 hinges if you are cheap. Adjust depth of cut so the hinge top is flush with the edge of the door.I mean so the depth of cut is the thickness of the hinge. Be careful with the router
, easy to router the jig. I make sure the router is in the right place before starting the router, and let it stop before removing it from the opening.

-- Jim from Kansas

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#6 posted 11-04-2015 03:30 AM

Hello, trying to reach dcp123 to get a copy of the instructions for that stanley hinge template. I guess I have to post 5 things before I can send a message to another member though… I’ll try to come up with 4 other things to share on this forum, but in the meantime, if you see this dcp123, I will gladly pay you for your expense at the copy store to get a set of those instructions. Regards, John

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#7 posted 11-06-2015 04:05 PM

Anyone who wants a copy can send me a private message with their e-mail address and I’ll shoot you a copy. Unfortunately, a prompt reply is not guaranteed.

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#8 posted 03-05-2016 01:04 AM

DCP123 I would sincerely appreciate a copy of the manual or instructions sheet if you have one. As a new account, I can’t yet private message. If you could message me I’ll send you my email address.

Thanks so much for all of your help everyone, great tips!

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#9 posted 03-05-2016 01:04 AM

I purchased the Stanley 83002 model on Ebay. Great condition. Just hope to get the hang of it!

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#10 posted 03-05-2016 06:05 AM

Well, apparently I need more posts before I can send private messages too, but if you send an e-mail to an address that starts with dperrell, ends with .com and has a Gmail in the middle, I’d be happy to send you a copy.

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