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Since 1920, Guden has been a leader in supplying quality hardware products to industry. Our product line is a total solution for your enclosure, cabinet, box or case need. From Hinges to Handles, Gas Springs to Casters, Dampers, Latches, Catches, Supports and other associated hardware are all in stock to attain our goal of being your one-stop hardware source.

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Who Doesn't Like To Save a Little Money?

Guden custom hinges
Let Guden do the work!  While it is sometimes convenient to pull blank lengths of hinge out of our expansive stock for immediate shipment, you may be spending more money than you have to when doing secondary operations in-house.  We're the hinge experts, and that's what we do best, so let us look at your custom drawing and we can quote your specialty hinge complete to print. We have access to years of hinge manufacturing experience that may end up being an easier and less expensive alternative to doing the work yourself.   And with us doing the work, you can get it shipped to you, open the box, then send it right to your production line. No more in-house hassles or time needed to get the hinge modified.  That's just one of the ways we can help save you time, and most importantly money.  Check out our Custom Hinge site today!

Don't Let This Happen To You!

Guden custom continuous hinges
I'm not quite sure WHAT this person was thinking when they slapped this hinge on here. They obviously did not call Guden to get them exactly the length and size they needed to fill the space for the previous hinge! You can plainly see the indentation for where the hinge goes, and of course all those mounting holes just left there out in the open. Why someone would do this, I really don't know.  Maybe everyone else just walks by this mailbox and doesn't think of anything. But not this Hinge Whisperer!  I immediately told my friends "This person obviously did not go to Guden!".

Guden can make exactly the hinge you need, either from print, or from a sample.  Contact our Customer Service Department for assistance or you can use our one-of-a-kind Custom Hinge Site to help design, build and create the perfect hinge that fits your application.  And avoid your application from being the subject of a "Don't let this happen to you!" post! 

Hinge Mounting Methods 101

Guden Hinge Mounting methods
One quick and easy method for mounting a hinge is to take it as a blank hinge without holes and weld it to your door and chassis.  But be prepared to see the welds!  Most people can do a fairly decent job of welding, then the paint covers over most of the inconsistencies and burn marks, but it's definitely an art form for sure.  You may not want to have this look on a long length of continuous hinge, so you may want to consider having holes drilled, or use a length of hinge with holes already in it. We have a couple pre-finished steel hinges and polished stainless steel already predrilled in 6 foot lengths. And if you prefer butt hinges, you can select a blank hinge to weld on, or a stainless steel one with holes right from our stock.  We can even do the custom drilled holes right to your specification.  So no matter what your preference for mounting, Guden has you covered!

At Guden, We Cut Corners

Guden radius corners and clipped corners
We cut corners, clip corners, and radius corners too!  Some applications require that the hinge doesn't have any sharp corners.  Let Guden quickly and easily take care of that corner by providing your hinge with a clipped corner or a rounded radius corner.  Both options keep your hinge corner less sharp, and can provide a more cosmetic appealing look too.  Check out these, and so many other custom hinge operations available on our Specialty Hinge site

Go For The Gold

Guden Bi Fold Screen Hinges
Why settle for just any old metal, when you can get gold!  Our April 1st special is our double acting Bi-fold door hinge which is available today only in solid 24 Karat gold.  Bright, shining, and completely collectible, it's a must have to impress friends and make you the talk of the town.  And at the fair market price of $1250.00 each, plus a shipping and security handling charge of $100.00)  you can scoop up all that you want, but sorry, limited quantities are available.  Once they're gone, they're gone, but if you'd still like to impress your friends with a quality finish, we have ample quantities of the brass plated version that you can pass off as gold.  No one but you needs to know!

Regretting Yesterday's Bad Purchasing Decision?

Guden Stock Hinges
We all know that next day when you're thinking "Why didn't I make a better choice?" And there are certainly lots of reasons to say that, but hopefully not with your hardware!  With Guden, we strive to make every purchase a pleasant experience.  We aim to satisfy your needs, get you what you want, when you want it, offer you the best price we can and solve your issues quickly and promptly.  Our customer service department is dedicated to providing knowledgeable, efficient, and friendly service and we've done just that for nearly a century now. So stop staring at your empty hardware bins and let Guden get hopping to fill them. With thousands of stock products, you'll be sure to find what you're searching for.

Our Hearts and Thoughts Go Out To Brussels

Sending our best thoughts and wishes to the people of Brussels and all those affected by these senseless acts of violence.  We stand with you against this, and all types of terrorism so that one day we can live in a world free from these hateful acts.

Still Looking for a Custom Hinge?

Guden specialty and custom hinges
Well look no further, because custom and specialty hinges are never a problem at Guden!  We are up to the challenge of supplying your biggest and most ingenious hinge concepts.  When it comes to dreaming up just the perfect hinge for your application, let us help guide you to the optimum solution. We've even created a unique website just for you and your one-of-a-kind hinge needs.  Visit and you'll find it's the perfect place to get all the helpful custom design hints, information, drawings, and everything else you'd ever want to know about specialty hinges. 

Making The Connection

Guden Gas Spring End Connector
In addition to the wide assortment of Guden gas spring sizes and pressures available, we also carry a huge number of end fitting connections and of course the mounting hardware for them too.  With so many choices, which end fitting do you pick?  Well that's a matter of preference for sure.  You can choose from plastic or metal socket ends that pair with threaded ball studs or ball bracket mountings or you can choose metal blade and clevis style ends that can either be bracket mounted or pin mounted into your application.  My personal favorite?   Our EF030 plastic socket end fitting as shown here in today's picture.  It's designated as a "C" at the end of the Guden gas spring part number and it securely pops onto the mounting ball and stays put with it's high tension metal C-clip.  Hence how it got it's "C" end fitting name.   To remove it from the ball, you just need to slide the end of a flat screwdriver, or some other flat metal end, underneath the center of the C clip and pull up gently to release the end fitting.  Check out our assortment of end fittings and mounting hardware and you'll be sure to find just the right connection you're needing.

Spring Ahead

Guden Spring Hinges
Not too long after adding a day to our year, we're now going to cut an hour off our day.  Yup! Tomorrow evening is when we spring ahead and begin Daylight Savings Time again, and for the last few years, it's even a couple of weeks earlier now.  My input is to just get rid of it all together.  It just doesn't seem to really have any affect or have any use anymore.  Thank goodness I can think of at least one usefulness for it.  I can use it as a perfect lead in for a post on Guden Spring Hinges!  Our stock selection of spring hinges is pretty huge. Possibly the biggest around.  We carry a myriad of sizes and spring torsion strengths with most versions available in several material options.  For ease of mounting, we also offer many sizes both with and without holes for mounting. Still not finding a size that works for you,  we can easily customize one to fit exactly what you need.  It's that easy!  So don't lose any time and click to check out our entire selection.  Before you know it, it will be an hour later, and you could have spent it perusing through all the Guden Spring Hinges.  Spring Hinge Ahead!

Pulling Us Forward

Guden flush pull
It's a popular misconception that we have exactly 365 days in a year, but truth be told, it's actually 365.25 days as the planet takes a quarter more of a day to get completely around the sun.  So every four years, we need to pull ourselves forward a day just to stay current with the sun.  It takes pretty much no effort now to do that with the addition of February 29th, with probably just the birthdays on that day being affected the most.  But if you're looking for some added help, try a Guden pull.  We have a large selection of handles and pulls to choose from, including flush pulls.  Flush pulls are perfect to hide inside a panel allowing you to finger grip the pull to either push, pull or slide what it's mounted to rather easily. Just like adding an extra day to the calendar  Check out the entire Guden pull and handle line to find the perfect addition for your year.

"Can I Have Your Support?"

Guden Fall Supports
It seems like almost everywhere you turn, someone is asking for your support, your vote, your whatever.  I certainly feel bad for those of you who live in the early primary states, and any battleground state. But if you're the one looking for support, check out the entire line of Guden lid and fall supports. Just halfway down the page you'll see some of the sliding fall supports depicted here on this trash can lid.  For applications where you're looking to just guide a lid or cover to a position, choose one of these products, and for when you want to lock something into position, you can try any of our other folding lid and table leg brace supports that pivot in the center to full open position.  Still not getting the motion you want?  Try our unique Cam-Stay line, which helps you position your cover in not one, but several open angle choices.  So don't worry! No matter what your hardware requirement or political affiliation, at Guden, you'll always have our support!

In Observance Of Presidents Day

Guden Hinges Holiday
The HA Guden Co. will be closed today February 15th in honor of Presidents' Day. For immediate product information, drawings, and cad models, please see our website listings here.  And for information, descriptions, explanations and other custom hinge specification help, please see our our Hinge Guru Site.  Enjoy your day!  

Feel The Love

Guden Customer Service
And to think this was sent out by someone on Valentines Day!  I laughed as soon as I saw it, and am still laughing.  Just know that at Guden, we show our appreciation to you in many ways, just no fancy gifts, gags, or prizes.  Low prices, available stock, the best lead times, and some of the best known customer service representatives in the business.  They're willing to help guide you through your ordering and quoting processes with their knowledge and skills, as well as their smile.  That's just what we do, and have done, for almost a century.  And if it's online help you'd prefer, reach out and click our custom hinge site for just about everything you need in guiding you to the perfect one-of-a-kind hinge.

To Lift Off, Or Not To Lift Off.

Guden weld-on grease fitting hinge
That is the question.  With the snow coming down on the Northeast again, why not have a post featuring a boat!  The gate on this boat was attached with two weld-on hinges and to keep the pin from rusting and ensure it swung freely, they made sure they used ones with grease fittings.  But what I noticed even more about the gate was that instead of using the weld-on hinges to allow for easy removal of the door, they used them to lock the door in place.  Note how the lower hinge has the top female half welded to the door, and the upper hinge has the bottom male portion welded to the door.  This door isn't going anywhere now!  You can check out the entire line of Guden weld-on hinges here.  There's sure to be a size and material for whatever your lift off, or in this case, stationary door, cover or gate application requires.

It's Getting Closer to Tailgate Time for Superbowl 50!

Guden trailer hardware
Our very best wishes to both the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, and may the best team win!  But while they're doing all the work, most will be starting their weekend with the traditional parties, get-togethers and of course the tailgating!  And speaking of tailgating, of course it's not something you ever want to do on the road, but there's always some great hinge and hardware sighting to be done. (All stunts and photos were taken by professionals.  Do not try this at home)  I couldn't help noticing this sight on the back of a trailer I was following, I mean stopped behind.  Not just one, not two, but three distinct hardware items!  Along the bottom of the trailer was a heavy duty piece of continuous hinge, and a pretty beefy one at that.  Luckily if you need this type of thickness and size, you can always find it through Guden.  Then in the middle of the trailer doors were two great handle examples.  And if I was a betting man, I'd say these were Guden 482-3-02 plated steel grab handles.  And to top it all off with some extra points, on both sides of the doors were strap type T hinges.   You can always spot them due to their long throwing arm.  I couldn't believe this collection all caught up together. What a grand touchdown of a hardware sighting! 

99 Raynor, The Secret Hinges Of Ronkonkoma

Soss Invisible and Guden Concealed hinges
Every highly confidential application requires the expertise of a Guden invisible hinge or concealed hinge!  Hidden from view, their skill is staying out of sight, until you want to see them.  Our Soss invisible hinge line mounts directly into the body of the door and door jamb for maximum camouflage.  Check out some of the secret filmed footage of their operations to see just how adept they are at their job.  For under cover, or under lid work, our concealed hinges are ready and able to accomplish their covert mission.  Mounting completely out of view, you won't see any trace of them.  Use the advantage of the Guden army of hardware to accomplish your next task.   And for times when a standard doesn't quite fit the job, we can provide specialty forces as well.  

It's Big, It's Strong, It's Just Monstrous!

Guden Heavy Duty Hinge
Like a huge dinosaur stomping around on a movie screen, this larger than life example of a hinge just about reached out and grabbed me!  Towering over me at almost 7 feet tall, this colossal specimen was one of the largest this Hinge Whisperer has come across in all his travels.  Used to hold up this large access gate, it's leaf span was almost 2 feet wide, with a thickness of over half an inch.  Though this breed of hardware might be a rarity to find out in the wild, it's easy to spot some of it's distant smaller cousins right in the Guden warehouse.  We carry continuous hinges up to .250 thickness in plain steel and up to .187 thickness in stainless steel.  Use our handy filter tool to narrow down your search to just the size you're needing.  And for that special safari where your quest is requiring an even larger thickness, have no fear, we can supply that custom variety right to your detailed specifications.  Still on a search for more?  Check out the entire line of Guden species, all ready to leap right out of their cages and onto your products.

Dare to Dream, But.....

But if you weren't one of those lucky three tickets, it's time to go back to work.....

There's Always Something Popping At Guden

Guden Custom Slip Hinge
And this week it's custom slip hinges!  In addition to all the flavorful sizes of stock Guden slip hinges, you can always get one in just about any shape or variety that fits your application. Custom hole patterns, interesting leaf shapes or bends and offsets, we can make the one-of-a-kind part that's perfect for you.  We just won't slather them in butter or salt. Check out our special Custom Hinge Site to get all the information you need to start you in your design process, or choose from the entire line of off-the-shelf slip joint hinge options too. 

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