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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

  •  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