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Can anyone please tell me what this screw/insert thingy is?


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09-06-17, 10:39 PM   #1 (permalink)  
Can anyone please tell me what this screw/insert thingy is?

This thing was connecting a handle to a kitchen cabinet. I need to buy replacements because I found several of them broken in half and now the handles are shaky. A nearby hardware store didn't carry it.. I would really appreciate the help of the experts on this forum!

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09-06-17, 11:20 PM   #2 (permalink)  
Welcome to the forums.

You'll notice this thread is now in the hardware forum.

I use those threaded brass standoffs for mounting electronic printed circuit boards.
I've never seen them used on cabinet handles.
I'm checking further.

google/search=threaded+brass+standoffs


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09-06-17, 11:28 PM   #3 (permalink)  
Can you post a picture of the handle with that standoff attached ?


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09-07-17, 09:29 AM   #4 (permalink)  
Thank you for replying.. I really appreciate it!
I attached pics of the handle fully assembled.. I'm not sure if it's a design flaw but many of them are snapped in half

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09-07-17, 09:35 AM   #5 (permalink)  
I did a quick Google search of "threaded brass standoff" and it's definitely the right one.. I would have NEVER guessed it in a billion years. Thank you so much!
Now I just have to find the right size!

 
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09-07-17, 11:33 AM   #6 (permalink)  
Yes..that was the link I left you.

Do those inserts screw inside the handle and then the fastening screw screws into the insert ?

I would look for them in a local hardware store. It may take several stops to find them.


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09-08-17, 12:59 AM   #7 (permalink)  
I have NEVER seen such a thing in a cabinet handle. Is this IKEA or similar? Some sort of off designer brand?


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09-08-17, 03:59 AM   #8 (permalink)  
Don't understand. If these are just draw pulls why not just use a regular screw with a washer on the backside?

 
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09-08-17, 05:06 AM   #9 (permalink)  
Have seen such screws on electrical connectors for clamping the two halves together. When the connector half containing the screw (versus the nut) has a large shell, making access to a regular screw head difficult, an extended head screw, much like the one shown is used. Maybe access to the screw head is difficult when attaching the pull handle in this case, otherwise a regular screw of the correct length seems doable as pointed out in other posts.

 
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