The tradie secret for perfect hinge alignment? Pre-drill with self-centering Vix bits of course!
There is nothing more frustrating when installing fitted hardware (such as hinges) than having your pilot hole accidentally run off center. They can be frustrating jobs to begin with, and if you're anything like us, this slipping around happens all the time.
The screw itself then tends to be drawn off center, spoiling the perfection you are striving for. This is annoying enough on a single cabinet, but if you're renovating a kitchen it will drive you mad.
This is why tradies have a secret - the Vix Bit. This handy set of vix bets are self-centering and allow easy, repeatable hinge installation with minimal skill or expertise required.
With their conical shaped guide and spring loaded inside drill bit, these Vix-style bits have a 1/4in hex shank so they will snap in and out of modern drivers, as well as fit any standard chuck.
- 1/4″ hex shaft fits all drills
- Spring-loaded drill bits
They come in handy so often in our workshop, (you're constantly faced with a myriad of different size requirements in any home renovation or decent sized project) that we import a range of different sizes, so we've also made them available as an economical set of three to suit 6, 8 and 10-gauge screws.