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How to Remove Hinge Pins the Right Way

When it comes to removing a door hinge pin, there are 2 ways to go about it.  The right way and the wrong way. 

Wrong Way to Remove a Hinge Pins

The wrong way involves using an old nail or screwdriver with a hammer.  You put the screwdriver or nail at the bottom of the hinge touching the bottom of the hinge pin and knock it out with a hammer.  There are a few things that can go wrong if using this technique.  You risk hitting your fingers or hand with the hammer.  Or, you could lose control of the nail or screwdriver and end up scratching up your door jamb around the door.  We have seen this many time especially if you are in a hurry. 

Right Way to Remove Hinge Pins

Then, you have the right way to remove a hinge pin using the best tool on the market for the job.  Our new Hinge Pin Removal Tool called the Pin Popper is by far the best tool to use to remove hinge pins.  It is very simple and protects both your hands and the door jamb.  You simply place the tool directly on the hinge knuckles sticking out and make sure the pin on the tool is touching the bottom of the hinge pin.  Then, you gently knock it out with a hammer.  That’s it, you can’t go wrong with this tool.    


Check out the tool in action:


What if my Hinge has a Decorative Bottom Cap?

Some hingesdo come with a decorative bottom cap on the bottom.  This does come off easily with a flat head screw driver and a hammer.  Or you can use the edge of the Pin Popper tool with a hammer to knock it off as well.  Once the cap is off, just knock out the pin with the Pin Popper tool.

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