How to Adjust Blum Cabinet Hinges

Blum makes a variety of hinges, all adjustable in three dimensions: you can move a cabinet door 4 mm left or right, 5 mm in or out of the door opening, or 2 mm up or down to allow the door to fit into the door opening of a cabinet.

This means you only need set the mounting screws into the wood once, then make adjustments to the way the door fits without removing the hinge from the cabinet door and reinstalling the hinge at a new location on the door.

Adjust the height of the cabinet door by loosening the screws on the top and bottom of the clip. This adjustment involves two screws, one to the top and one to the bottom of the clip. Raise or lower the cabinet door until it is properly positioned, then re-tighten the screws to hold the door in place.

Adjust the depth of the door---how deeply the the door sits in the cabinet's opening---to match the other doors on the cabinet by loosening the screw in the center of the hinge nearest the hinge pin. This screw does not have a "lip" around its head. Push on the outside of the door to increase how deeply the door sits in the opening, or push on the inside of the door to increase how far it stands out from the cabinet. When the door is set at the depth you want, re-tighten the screw.

Adjust the door from side to side to so that it will sit squarely in the opening by turning the screw in the center of the hinge that has a "lip" around its head. If the hinge is on the right side of the inside of the door, turning the screw clockwise will move the door to the right; turning counter-clockwise will move the door to the left. If the hinge is on the left side of the inside of the door, turning the screw clockwise will move the door to the left. If turned counter-clockwise, it will move the door to the right.

Things You Will Need

  • Phillips screw driver

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