Yes, I have done it and have been really happy with how my areas are turning out. As O stated, some forethought into what you want to accomplish is key. You can use it to dictate where you want deer to travel, bed, etc.
Some trees hinge better than others, do not try to hinge trees greater than say 6-7 inches diameter. I use a hook to either push or pull tree over. This allows me to only cut thru tree minimum amount that i have to and then I can push it over or pull it over. This leads to a better chance hinge staying intact and tree staying alive for several more years.
Good luck if you decide to do it.