Gate Hinges Cranked Hook & Band Pack Spelter Galvanised 50 x 457 x 165mm
Quite adequate hinges
Having read bad reviews I was nervous about buying these. However they are now fitted to my garage door and working well. They seem quite well-made and are hot zinc dipped to give the best weather protection, so the surface finish is naturally uneven. The hinges need to be a neat fit on the pins in order to support properly, so maybe other purchasers could not get a fit on the pins due to the galvanising. Perhaps any high spots could be smoothed with emery cloth say, to help the fit, but I had no problems. The finish of gate hinges in another store looked very similar. These certainly do the job. Reliability is unknown but should be good due to zinc dipping
17 Sep 2014
Poor quality item
Despite having read the two previous reviews, I decided to take a risk with these hinges as I hoped that after 2 and a bit years (the previous reviews were written in Spring 2011) Screwfix would have done something to ensure the quality of this product. Unfortunately, they appear to have done nothing because my pair suffer exactly the same fault - which is pretty fundamental - the gate-mounted part does not fit over the pin on the post-mounted part, making it useless. Though very annoying, this is is a rare blemish on the usually excellent service I get from Screwfix.
25 Jul 2013
The hinge bars don't fit on the hooks - even prying the hinge bar open it will not fit onto the hook. It just seems the loop has been formed around a too-small bar.
They seem pretty solid and robust especially for the price but as they don't actually fir together all 6 pairs I bought are going back.
11 Jun 2011
457 Galvanised Cranked Hinges
I purchase three pairs of cranked hinges, have had to return two pairs twice now, awaiting my third set of two pairs! Either too loose or won't fit on hooks. Loose ones cause the gates to drop making it difficult to line up pairs of large gates.
24 Mar 2011