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​What is a Bommer hinge & What are they used for?

​What is a Bommer hinge & What are they used for?

Posted by Amanda On 5th Apr 2022

What is a Bommer hinge & What are they used for?

Bommer Industries is an American manufacturer, located in South Carolina. Bommer manufactures a wide variety of door hinges, offering high quality durable hinges for all your door hinge needs. Bommer offers a complete manufacturer line of butt hinges, single action spring hinges, double spring hinges, geared hinges, gate hinges, and specialty pivots hinges including double action pivot hinges. Bommer hardware can be used in both residential and commercial environments.

Bommer Industries was founded in 1876 by Lorenz Bommer. Bommer Industries uses American made steel with all their hardware. They have been an industry leader of double action hinges for over 140 years. Swinging Café Doors is proud to offer Bommer hardware. Bommer offers a vast variety of hardware including a wide selection of finishes, styles, decorative designs. All of which are a high-quality durable hinge.

Let us discuss the different Bommer hinges available:

Butt Hinges

Bommer Butt Hinge

Bommer is an industry leader with architectural grade butt hinges. These butt hinges made with high quality American steel and are unsurpassed in the industry. Bommer butt hinges come in a wide variety of finishes, sizes, and available options. A selection of plain bearing, ball bearing, or lube bearing hinges are available. Bommer butt hinges can be a five or three knuckle size with a wide variety of styles available in both sizes. When selecting a butt hinge be sure to order the correct mortising option for your hinge, a full mortise or half mortise as example. Bommer also offers additional tip, pin, security, electric, and anchor hinge option

Single Action Spring Hinge

Single Action Spring

Bommer is an industry leader on single action spring hinges. Bommer single action spring hinges can be residential or commercial grade, both with lubricated bearings. Bommer's wide variety of types include several hole patterns, several radii, and square designs, as well as stainless steel options. Bommer's large category will give almost endless options, allowing you to purchase just the hinge that you need.

Double Action Spring Hinge

Bommer Double Action Spring

Bommer double action spring hinges will work well for saloon style doors, gates, or doors that need to self-return to center. Bommer double action spring hinges are world renowned. These double action spring hinges use a spring to allow the door(s) to open in either direction, automatically self-return the door(s) to center, and offers an adjustable spring tension. These spring hinges are offered in sizes from 3” to 8”, to accommodate almost all door sizes. The hardware offers a non-hold open feature making the hardware perfect for commercial use. Double action spring hinges work well to separate commercial spaces yet allow for ease access to these locations.

Specialized Pivot Hinge

Bommer 7512

Again, Bommer offers a large variety of pivot hinges that also allow for double action hinges. The pivot hinges will allow the doors to swing open in both directions, allow the doors to automatically return to center, and some offer a hold open feature. Perfect for butler doors, saloon style doors, pantry doors, and swinging kitchen doors.

The Bommer 7800 series hinge is a very popular hinge line. These hinges allow for full height doors and still provide the double action feature, adjustable spring tension, automatically returns the doors to center, and offers a hold or non-hold open feature. This style of hinge is perfect for butler doors, restaurant doors, and full-length swinging doors.

The Bommer 7500 series, is Swinging Café Doors best sellers. These pivot hinges are perfect for saloon style doors. The 7512 and 7514 both allow for the hinges to swing in both direction, self-returns to center, and offers a hold and a non-hold open feature. These double action hinges work flawless with gravity so no springs.

Bommer offers a large variety of hinges, many that can be used as gate hinges, door hinges, etc. Bommer offers a wide variety of single and double action hinges, butt hinges and specialty hinges.

What are Bommer hinges used for?

Maritime Nautical Porthole Doors

Bommer hinges can be used for almost all doors and door options, from residential to commercial applications. Bommer hardware can be used for a traditional door with their almost endless option of butt hinges. Bommer hinges are also used for high traffic commercial areas, their double action hinges are durable and will work for almost all commercial applications. Whether you are looking for a butt hinge, single action hinge or a double action hinge, Bommer offers a hinge for your application.

Recently Bommer Industries has increased lead time drastically. Swinging Café Doors is proud to offer several “best-sellers” in stock and ready to ship same or next business day.  Each listing will list “availability”. We offer many different hinges and finishes in-stock and ready to ship.