December 1st, 2014 at 9:40 pm
Our BLOG has a new address

This is our last post here on WordPress as our blog has now  relocated to our main site, Please join us there! Read the rest of this entry »

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November 26th, 2014 at 9:50 am
And look what the turkey dragged in

After much anticipation and a bit of hard work from some very talented people, our redesigned website is here.  Check out our new homepage!  The rotating carousel of information will always keep you up-to-date on all things Guden, and be sure to move your bookmark for this famous Guden blog too!.  Our blog is relocating to our main site so you’ll never have to click twice to find informative, interesting, and downright exciting hardware posts.   See you there!

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November 24th, 2014 at 10:47 am
And the Anticipation Just Keeps On Growing!

After month’s of hard work from some very talented people, the new and improved Guden website is almost ready to be revealed!  We can’t wait to show you all the great changes and additions, so keep your eyes and ears open for the special announcement coming soon!

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November 17th, 2014 at 12:49 pm
Hinges With Benefits

One of the most important things about picking the right hinge for the job is strength.  What weight do you expect it to hold and what stress will it be under in the application.  And in many cases, you’ll need to balance both.  Take for instance this very light plexiglass door covering the spout for a water dispensing unit.  It probably doesn’t weight more than half a pound so a light duty .035 thick stainless hinge easily does the trick, but one thing this designer didn’t take into consideration was the possibility that people opening the door would also lean on it.  It’s pretty apparent that the top of the hinge has already bent from the extra stress.  It could have possibly been helped by a thicker hinge, and also having a connection point closer to the top of the hinge.  Just one of the things to consider when selecting a hinge.  You can view our wide selection of hinges here:  and for custom hinge help, also see our sister site,

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November 11th, 2014 at 10:52 am
In Honor of Veterans Day

Everyone at Guden is thankful for the time, energy and sacrifices that have been made by all our veterans to protect us, our country and our freedom, including our owner and president Al Guden.   In appreciation.

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November 3rd, 2014 at 10:57 am
The Not So Straight and Narrow

So you think that hinge leaves can just be flat or bent?  Well here’s proof that they can be other things as well.  These curved leaves are perfect for mounting to a rounded surface.  Think oil cans or posts or 55 gallon drums.  I can also see several other things. A rounded box corner, an overextended open angle, an inchworm or maybe even a flock of seagulls. Guden can easily supply a custom leaf shape to your particular requirements. Just send in your print for a quick P & D. And you can see many more custom operations here on the Guden custom website:



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October 27th, 2014 at 10:35 am
Stop, In the Name of …… Hinge?

I always look at hinges no matter where I am and a doctor’s office is no exception. I now actually kind of enjoy when they leave you in the room for what sometimes feels like hours. What used to be time to just sit there patiently waiting has now turned into a Hinge Whisperer’s field day for hinge and hardware sightings.


Medical equipment is just full of hinge and hardware,especially stainless steel hinge and hardware. I’m pretty used to seeing a continuous hinge along the top of a metal box cover, but whoa, what’s this!  I saw the unmistakable hinge knuckles but stopped for just a second before jumping off the exam table to take a closer look.  Could it be?  Yes!  It certainly was.

The knuckle configuration is unmistakable.  Maybe some amateur Hinge Whisperers might miss it, but any seasoned one will know that this extra space and toothlike cutting on the knuckle can only mean one thing.  Stop Hinge.  The cuts on each knuckle are positioned so that when the hinge rotates, the knuckles actually hit each other and stop the rotation.  It’s hard to see it from a picture, and for once the doctor came in too quickly and I wasn’t able to take a video of it, but you can see it here on the Guden Custom Hinges Website.


They’re a great way of internalizing a stop into a hinge without having to put an outside guard on the box.  The lid will only rotate to the intended stop position and stay there.  They’re available in two different versions; an inside stop hinge which stops the rotation in the closing arc, and an outside stop hinge which does the opposite for the rotation in the opening arc.   Guden has a version of each in stainless steel as a stock item, with other sizes also available.  Please see Guden Standard Stop Hinges.


Each is manufactured with a popular 90 degree stop angle built into the hinge.  Additional widths can also be supplied as can other stop angle degrees.


So next time you’re waiting and waiting for your doctor, why not do some exploring?  You never know what hinge treasures you might find.


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October 20th, 2014 at 11:10 am
The Not So Terrible Twos

We’ve all heard the sayings but are they really true. Is love really a two way street? Does it really take two to tango?  Two wrongs can’t make a right?  Are there just two sides to every coin?  In two shakes of a lamb’s tail?  Is a bird in the hand truly worth more than two in the bush?  But how about the most burdening question of all? Are two hinges better than one?  I think you’ll find that in this case, there are two sides to the story. Take for instance these two brochure boxes right next to each other.  One builder chose to put one hinge across the top of the door, and the other chose to use two smaller hinges.  The answer may just be a two edged sword.  On one hand, you can offer that one length of hinge is stronger because it supports more of the door surface area, It could be true, but in lighter situations two hinges could easily also support the door weight. Maybe in this case, they liked that two hinges covered less of the see-thru plastic door lending a better view of the brochures within?  It’s hard to really say. I just know that the size and thickness of the hinge needs to be matched to fit the weight and length of the door to insure it supports it properly. Whether or not you use one or two or even more hinges. I know you can find many hinges at, and  I also know that the best snorkeling must be found in Hanauma Bay.

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October 17th, 2014 at 10:03 am
Guden is THE Custom Hinge Source

The Guden custom hinge site is all about custom hinge! Everything you ever needed to know about the operations that can be done to a hinge and so much more.  Drawings, animated files, definitions and explanations for all things hinge.  Check it out and  choose the custom operations you’re needing and submit a file for quotation.  It’s that easy.

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October 13th, 2014 at 12:30 pm
When Stainless isn’t so Stainless

One of the big misconceptions about stainless steel is that it doesn’t rust.  True, it offers a higher corrosion resistance than steel, but in outdoor applications, especially like salt water and salt air marine applications, there is that possibility you still get corrosion. Certainly the higher the grade of stainless steel, the more it will be able to resist heavy duty environments, but even when a high grade like 316 stainless is left soaking in salt water long enough, you’ll get corrosion.  In this case, it looks like the screws and not the hinge are the rust culprit, though I can’t completely be sure without a thorough analysis.   It certainly does look like they’re the cause of the staining. It might have been better to use stainless steel screws instead of zinc plated ones.   You can definitely see the red rings around each screw head and the stain dripping down from each screw.  So in this case, it looks like the hinge has held up it’s end of the bargain. At least from a visual sense.  Check out the Guden offering of polished stainless steel marine environment hinges here:

Guden also stocks a complete line of hinge and hardware in stainless steel and also aluminum for all your corrosion resistance needs:


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