Guden news articles

Sachem Aftershock Selected For World Championships

As a proud sponsor of the high school robotics team, Sachem Aftershock, we would like to congratulate the team on their performance this weekend. Sachem Aftershock participated in the Long Island FIRST Regional event hosted by Hofstra University. Although the team did not advance to finals, they made it to the semi finals as a seed team. 

In addition, we would also like to congratulate the team for their selection into the world championship. Because of the team’s overall competitive performance at both the SBPLI Long Island Regional 2 as well as at the Palmetto Regional, Team 263 has been selected to compete at the FIRST World Championships in Detroit from April 25th To April 28th.

Huge Selection of Hasps and Staples

Did you know that Guden has a huge selection of hasps and staples in stock and ready for same day shipment? Hasps and staples are perfect for securing the closure of a lid or door. 


How To Use A Hasp and Staple

Hasps and staples are very simple to use. The hasp has a slit to allow for the staple loop to come through and enables a lock to be placed around the staple loop. Once a lock is in place, the hasp and staple is secured and the lid remains closed. Upon removal of the lock, the hasp and staple can separate to open the lid. 

Sizes and Styles

Guden has a variety of sizes and materials in stock. Our hasps range from about 2 inches in overall length to about 9 inches overall length. Our staples range from .86 inches to 1.5 inches in overall length. Additional sizes may be ordered as a custom

As for material, the hasps and staples come in aluminum, stainless steel, and plain steel. Our stainless steel hasps and staples are electro polished for an extra decorative finish. 

Wagner casters on clearance sale

We need warehouse space, so we're clearing out our stock of genuine Wagner casters.

These parts are going for a fraction of cost -- we need the shelves!

1F2304B26000197 Caster 4x1-1/2 PLRG Zinc
1F2305B26000197 Caster 5x1-1/2 PLRG Zinc
1F2306027000199 Caster 6x1-1/2 PLRG Zinc
1F2804B26000197 Caster 4x1-1/2 PLSW Zinc
1F2804B26002197 Caster 4x1-1/2 PLSW Zinc BK
1F2806027002199 Caster 6x1-1/2 PLSW Zinc Bk
1F2905B26002110 Caster 5x1-1/2 POSW Zinc BK
1F2906B26002110 Caster 6x1-1/2 POSW Zinc Bk
1F5307709000197 Caster 2-1/2x1-3/4 PLRG Zinc
1F5803438HD0197 Caster 3x1-3/4 PLSW Zinc
1F5803438HD01AM Caster 3x1-3/4 PLSW Zinc
1F5803709000197 Caster 3x1-3/4 PLSW Zinc
1F5803709002197 Caster 3x1-3/4 PLSW Zinc Bk
1F5807709000197 Caster 2-1/2x1-3/4 PLSW Zinc
1F6303P260001AM Caster 3x1 PLRG Zinc
1F6304P26000100 Caster 4x1 PLRG Zinc
1F8806C2508P190 Caster 6x2 PLSW Zinc Bk
1F9303009000100 3 X 1 1/4 RIGID CASTER
1F9303B26000100 Caster 3x1-1/4 PLRG Zinc
1F9305B260001AM Caster 5x1-1/4 PLRG Zinc
1F9307009000100 2 1/2 X 1 1/8 SPARTAN CASTER
1F9354B26000198 Caster 4x1-1/4 PLRG Zinc
2F6803027000100 Caster 3x1 PLSW Zinc
2F6803P260001AM Caster 3x1 PLSW Zinc
2F6804027002100 Caster 4x1 PLSW Zinc Bk
2F6804P26000100 Caster 4x1 PLSW Zinc
2F6805004002100 Caster 5x1 PLSW Zinc BK
2F6903P26002161 Caster 3x1 POSW Zinc Bk
2F6904P26002161 Caster 4x1 POSW Zinc Bk
2F6905P26002110 Caster 5x1 POSW Zinc Bk
2F9803009002100 Caster 3x1-1/4 PLSW Zinc Bk
2F9803B26000100 Caster 3x1-1/4 PLSW Zinc
2F9805B260001AM Caster 5x1-1/4 PLSW Zinc
2F9805B260021AM Caster 5x1-1/4 PLSW Zinc Bk
2F9807009002100 Caster 2-1/2x1-1/8 PLSW Zn Bk
2F9903004000105 Caster 3x1-1/4 POSW Zn
2F9903B26000101 Caster 3x1-1/4 POSW Zinc
2F9903B26002104 Caster 3x1-1/4 POSW Zinc Bk
2F9904B26002104 Caster 4x1-1/4 POSW Zinc BK
2F9905B26002106 Caster 5x1-1/4 POSW Zinc BK
3F0344B250001AM Caster 4x1-1/4 PLRG Zinc
3F0349B270001AM Caster 3-1/2x1-1/4 PLRG Zinc
3F08B4B250001AM Caster 4x1-1/4 PLSW Zinc
3F08B5B250001AM Caster 5x1-1/4 PLSW Zinc
3F08B9B270001AM Caster 3-1/2x1-1/4 PLSW Zinc
4F8305438000190 Caster 5x2 PLRG Zinc
4F880543800F190 Caster 5x2 PLSW Zinc TL

Our boys clean up tournament

Our warehouse guys Steve and Brian handily beat the field in the local Cornhole tournament, winning this rather fancy set of boards.  They had a little trouble at the start but then ran the table. 


The pair practice on lunch breaks and are very accurate.  Maybe a regional event is next? 

Happy International Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day, we would like to honor all the women who work here at Guden. We really appreciate all the hard work that they do. You are all amazing! 


In addition, we would also like to honor all the female students of the Sachem Aftershock robotics team. The team placed eighth this season in the Palmetto Regional Competition. Girls in STEM rock!

Sachem Aftershock Advances to Finals

We would like to send a big congratulations to Sachem Aftershock! This weekend the team competed in the Palmetto Regional meet in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The team advanced to the finals and placed eighth.


The Palmetto Regional Competition  is a three-day event that  showcases robots developed and operated by high school teams from all over the world. We are so proud to sponsor Sachem Aftershock. They are such a bright, talented and determined bunch of students. We'll be rooting for them in future competitions! 

What is a Piano Hinge?

A piano hinge is a type of hinge known for its long length and is typically one to six inches wide and six feet long or longer. People tend to refer to these hinges as "piano hinges" because they are known for supporting the lid of the popular musical instrument -- the piano. Yet the technical name of these hinges is actually "continuous hinges". 


Benefits of Piano Hinges 

Piano hinges distribute weight and stress in a uniform fashion, are easy to install and align and can handle a great deal of wear and tear.  They also can be cut to length to meet the exact need of your application. 


Types of Piano Hinges 

Guden has a wide array of piano hinges. Some of the common lengths of piano hinges are six foot, seven and eight foot lengths, although shorter and longer lengths are also possible. They come in many different types of materials including: 

How To Make Hinges - Making A Custom Hinge

Interested in how to make hinges? Maybe you are interested in the anatomy of hinges and how they work or maybe you need a very specific type of hinge that is hard to find. 

Well lucky for you, we can supply an entirely customized hinge to meet your exact specifications. These custom hinges will be manufactured and quality inspected to your specific requirement. This will save you time and our knowledgeable customer service team will help you to work through the process of getting the perfect hinge.

Making your own hinges from scratch is time consuming and expensive.  Guden has been supplying custom hinges since 1920. We have the expertise, material variety and operational capabilities you need for success. Our prices are competitive, our quality is tested and assurance, and our delivery times are great.  
  
No matter what you need, our customer service team can assist you.  So don't bother with how to make hinges yourself, let Guden do the work. Please fill out one of our forms, or call 1-800-3-HINGES

What is a Butt Hinge - The "Classic" Door Hinges

Noun
  • a type of hinge that is attached to the abutting surface of a door or lid.
 Butt hinges are one of the most popular hinges used today. When you look at most commercial doors, you will probably see a butt hinge supporting the door. These hinges are usually about 6 inches in length or shorter. They are installed for a variety of different applications and have many uses. 

A butt hinge is composed of two hinge leaves. One is usually attached to a fixed component such as a wall or door jamb and the other is attached to a moving component such as a door. These hinges are usually mortised or recessed into both surfaces.  The pin secures the leaves together and allows for movement. 




Most butt hinge pins are removable to allow for door removal, but some are non removable for security purposes. Check out our selection of removable pin butt hinges.


A more secure solution than the removable butt hinges are butt hinges with staked pins. Staked pins hold tight, but with some effort the pin can be driven out and removed. We have a huge selection of butt hinges with staked pins.
 


A great solution for secure hinges is choosing a butt hinge with pins spun on both ends. This pin will not go anywhere unless you grind off one of the spun ends. Browse our selection of nonremovable butt hinges.


 
Some butt hinges can even contain springs to allow for a supported opening or closure. Review our selection of spring butt hinges
 

Need a customization? We can provide a variety of customization options ranging from plating, holes, cut to lengths, bends, offsets and more! Butt hinges can be drilled and supplied with whatever hole pattern you choose. For more information regarding custom butt hinges, visit our customization page. 

Guden helps bridge the Gender Gap in STEM

Every year Guden sponsors Sachem Aftershock. Sachem Aftershock is a high school robotics team that is competing in the FIRST Power Up Challenge. The FIRST competition is a wonderful opportunity for students to use and exhibit their STEM skills. 

This year, the number of female Sachem Aftershock team members has grown! This is exciting to see as women are still underrepresented in STEM fields. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, "Women make up half of the total U.S. college-educated workforce, but only 29% of the science and engineering workforce."  

The FIRST competition helps give both male and female students the confidence to succeed in STEM careers. Therefore, increasing the number of young women in STEM clubs like Sachem Aftershock may help bridge the gender gap. Guden is proud to be a part of something that aims to bring gender equality in STEM and builds confidence in all students alike. 

Here are our current female team members! 

How to Take Off Door Hinges - Removing Door Hinges

Need to take a door off its hinges?  There could be many reasons why you would need to take a door off its hinges. For example, maybe you need to test operations or conduct maintenance on a mechanical or electrical door. Either way, the flexibility of being able to easily remove a door is a great design feature.
 
Unfortunately separating ordinary hinges can be a problem. Removing ordinary hinges requires detaching the secured pin. Even when the pin is designed to be "loose" as in an ordinary houshold doors, pins can be difficult to remove. 

Luckily there is an easier alternative to the ordinary hinges. Choose from one of our specialty removable hinges. Our lift-off hinges have features built in that enable you to lift off a door without the process of removing a hinge pin. We have a wide variety of lift off hinges including:

Block hinges -  These hinges have a smooth block appearance. They also have holes for mounting purposes.



Weld on hinges - These hinges can support heavy applications and are meant to be welded on.

Slip Joint Hinges - Slip joint hinges come in female and male parts. The male slip joint hinge is shown left and the female hinge is shown on the right.




Flag hinges-  These hinges were named after their flag-like shape. We have a variety of different types of flag hinges to support a number of different applications.






Two other alternatives to lift off hinges are the unhinge and the latch hinge. These hinges are removable due to their latching mechanisms and don't rely on gravity to hold the hinge together. 


The Unhinge - view our entire selection of quick release unhinges. These hinges have double sided latch action.


Latch Hinge - view our entire selection of latch hinges. These hinges have single sided latch action.

Guden sponsors RFC Team 263 Sachem Aftershock

The new season has begun of the 2018 FIRST Power Up Challenge. Guden is proud to sponsor Sachem Aftershock which is a team of bright high school students who compete against other students in robotics competitions. 

The goal of FIRST sponsorship is to inspire young people to become the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals. 

Last year, Sachem Aftershock was the 2017 Long Island Regional Winner! We are so excited to see how these students perform this year. They are the reason we continue to support and sponsor Sachem Aftershock. 

What is a Hasp? Locking Hasps and Staples


Noun
  •  A hinged clasp used for securing a door, lid, etc. Hasps usually pass over a staple and are fastened by a pin or a padlock.
  • A metal fastening hinge consisting of a strap with a slot that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock
Verb (used with object)
  • To fasten and secure with or as with a hasp.
  • (transitive) to secure a door, window, etc. with a hasp

Guden has a large selection of both hasps and staples in stock and ready for same day shipment. These items are sold separately. 




These hasps come in a variety of material including: 
1. electro-polished stainless steel
2. plain steel  
3. aluminum 

Hasps and staples are great for a variety of applications but they are best known for security. Hasps and staples are compatiable with lockers, doors, lids, hatches, cabinets, and more!

They are available with and without holes for mounting purposes. Yet any item can be custom drilled and supplied with whatever hole pattern you choose. For more information regarding custom hasps and staples, visit our customization page. 

Magical Spring Hinges

Did you know that Guden is part of the magic? Our spring hinges are used in the prop bag carried by Piff the Magic Dragon in his show! 


Piff the Magic Dragon is a magician and comedian from the UK who was discovered on America's Got Talent. He now tours the country performing magic shows with this prop bag.



Huge Hinges

Guden has a wide variety of hinges of all shapes, styles and sizes to meet your needs. Our larger hinges can accommodate heavy duty applications. To get a heavy duty hinge like this, we have heavy duty hinges in stock or can create a custom hinge for you.  


This huge hinge is used to support movement of very large museum doors. Can you imagine how big this door must be to need such a huge hinge?

Merry Christmas from Guden!

We would like to wish you a Merry Christmas from all of us here at Guden. We hope your holiday is filled with happiness, peace, and love.


We will be closed Monday, December 25th and will reopen again on Tuesday, December 26th. 

Safe and warm wishes! 

Crazy Custom Hinges

Every now and then we get in a custom hinge that is just so unique that we have to show it off. This custom hinge is black with cut outs, multiple bends, and a removable pin. 


This is the perfect example of just some the types of customization we can do for you. Send us a drawing to get your own custom hinge

Strap and T Hinges

Our Strap and T Hinges are great for marine and trailer applications. 


They come in polished stainless steel to endure harsh outdoor conditions. In addition, the polish also gives them an aesthetic benefit. 

If you need a custom Strap or T hinge, send us a drawing of your requirements here.



Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

We are very thankful for all of our loyal customers. Thank you for choosing Guden time and time again. 


In honor of the holiday, we will close Wednesday afternoon, Thursday Thanksgiving Day, and Friday. We will reopen on Monday, November 27th. 

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Guden Sponsors Robotics Team

H.A. Guden is proud to sponsor Sachem Aftershock again this year. 


Sachem Aftershock is a FIRST Robotics Team compromised of students and alumni from the Sachem Central School District.

The FIRST competition gives students the opportunity to learn basic electronics, software engineering, mechanical engineering, programs such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Solidworks, and teaches them how to use a wide range of tools and machinery. 

Custom Heavy Duty Hinges

Need a custom hinge for a heavy duty application? 

Here at Guden, we got you covered. Just submit an inquiry to our Custom Hinge page. 

Our custom hinges are made strong to handle all sorts of heavy applications. For example, the hinge in this picture is used for heavy duty medical equipment. 

With the pins welded on one side, this hinge has great pin retention. 

Guden Gas Springs

Our Guden Gas Springs come in all shapes and sizes. They are the perfect product for controlling the motion of your lid, hatch or door. 


Our Gas Springs do two key things.
  • They aid in lifting to help with opening heavy lids
  • They also slow motion when closing to prevent the heavy lid from slamming shut. 
To check out our entire Gas Spring collection, click here


Custom Hinges at Guden

Can't find what you are looking for in our huge inventory? 


Here at Guden, we can create the perfect Custom Hinge for your application. Whether you need to add holes, cut the hinge to a specific length, add springs, or more, we can help! 

Since the beginning of this year, we have helped over 1200 people get the custom hinge that they needed. 

Simply fill out a form or call 1-800-3-HINGES for more information. 

Heavy Duty Hinges at Guden!

Here at Guden, our hinges come in all shapes and sizes. But did you know about our Heavy Duty Hinges?

Our heavy duty hinges are perfect for moving heavy lids, doors, cabinets, gates and more. We carry a huge selection in stock that are strong enough to handle these jobs.

Also keep in mind that if you don't find what you are looking for, we can create the perfect heavy duty hinge for you. Simply fill out a form on our Custom Page.

A Very Strange Hinge

We've been in the business of selling hinges for almost 100 years now. So you can imagine that we have seen just about every type of hinge. Yet every now and then we will see a hinge that just amazes us. 


What is even more amazing is that someone somewhere thought to create this cool hinge. These creators and innovators inspire us. 

Every year we have over 1,000 customers who design custom hinges. If you are interested in creating a custom hinge, please visit the Custom Hinge Section

Guden Cares About Hurricane Relief

Our hearts go out to all of the people whose lives have been disrupted by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey. 

We would like to thank all of our employees who donated to Hurricane Harvey relief. Together as a company we were able to contribute over $2,000 in donations! 

Remembering 9/11

We would like to honor all those who lost their lives on this day 16 years ago. We will never forget! 


Did you know that Guden's original office was located about one mile and a half away from the World Trade Center? Our original office was on Canal Street back in 1920.

Guden Celebrates the Start of the NFL

In honor of the NFL season starting tonight, Guden celebrated with our NFL Kickoff Luncheon.


Everyone here at Guden was able to honor their favorite team by wearing their team's jersey.

Who's your favorite team?

Have a Wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

In honor of Labor Day, we will be closed Monday, September 4th. We will reopen on Tuesday, September 5th.


We would like to thank all of our employees for their outstanding work and dedication. They are the reason industrial hardware is easy here at Guden. 

A Unique and Antique Pivot Hinge

When we stumbled upon this antique pivot hinge, we had to stop and admire its uniqueness. At Guden, we've been selling pivot hinges for years and are very familiar with this type of hinge. Yet, this pivot hinge truly looks one of a kind. 


Pivot hinges are a low cost type hinge that works great with light weight doors. Pivot hinges operate on a pivot post and provide a swinging action unlike other hinges. 

To see our entire selection of pivot hinges, click here