Door Hardware Review: Extra Heavy Duty Door Hinges. Stanley bb855a and bb852a prison hinges.

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Today’s review focuses on the bb855a and bb852a stanley prision hinge heavy duty door hinges. This not your every day heavy duty door hinges. We’re talking true strength here –Gorilla– able to support up to 2,000 lbs!

The Stanley BB852 and BB855 hinges are classified as detention hinges because they are primarily designed for steel doors used in penitentiaries,  jails, reformatories, etc.

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They’re strong, baby.

And while many of our customers who use these hinges are indeed classified as detention centers or psychiatric facilities, the brute strength of the hinge makes it attractive to other organizations.

For example, the hinges are used for heavy lead-lined doors to x-ray rooms. Additionally, gate/fence installers regularly contact us, as the ultra heavy hinges can be used very effectively with heavy gates.

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Detention Hinge, Gate Hinge, X-Ray Room Door Hinge… All in one.

I like the fact that these triple weight steel hinges are made with a welded pin, making removal of the pin impossible. I also appreciate how they allow forced lubrication: a nice little extra feature that certainly could come in handy.

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Don’t need a hinge that strong?
Browse other heavy duty hinges for doors. is a Veteran owned and operated business since 1988. We are Gsa contracted on schedules 84 and 56. To purchase the bb855a and bb852a prision hinges you can visit They are in stock and ship same day. For customer service support call 800.992.3667 or email “Commerical door hardware when you need it,”

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