Blum_Hinge_Adjusting_insitu.jpgBlum hinges can be adjusted in 3 directions, up or down, side to side and in or out.  Adjustment is built into these hinges to help you get the perfect fit, our simple guide outlines how to make each adjustment.  View our guide on the common Blum hinges

1. Depth Adjustment (In and out from the cabinet).

The back screw on the hinge arm adjusts the the door in and out from the cabinet.  This is great for ensuring the door closes fully onto the carcass.  This adjustment allows for + 3mm and -2mm.  To move the door further away from the cabinet, turn the screw counter-clockwise,   To move the door closer to the cabinet, turn the screw clockwise, 

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2. Side adjustment (side to side on the cabinet).

The front screw on the hinge arm adjusts the the door from side to side on the cabinet.  This is great for getting a consistent gap on each edge of the door.  This adjustment allows for + 2mm and -2mm.  To move the door further away from the mounting plate, turn the screw clockwise,   To move the door closer to the mounting plate, turn the screw counter-clockwise, 

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3. Height adjustment (Up and down on the cabinet).

The height adjustment depends on which type of mounting plate you have.

In their simplest form mounting plates are supplied with elongated holes, generally this gives you +3 and -3mm of adjustment, this is achieved by releasing the mounting plate screws, sliding door to the desired height, then tightening the screws.

Cam adjustable mounting plates are a popular option, this allows the plate to be adjusted via a screw driver, without the need to release the screws for the mounting plate.  In the image below we show the cam adjustable horizontal plate, this is accessed through the middle hole in the hinge arm (it is also common to have the cam screw on a cruciform mounting plate).  This style of mounting plate gives +2 and -2mm of adjustment.  To move the door up, turn the screw clockwise,   To move the door down, turn the screw counter-clockwise,   It is important to adjust each mounting plate by the same amount when adjusting the height via cam.

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