Using a drill


Old 01-23-01, 07:58 PM
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I want to install cabinet knobs, but must drill the holes first. What's the best way - never used a drill before. Do you choose the tip that's closest in size to your screw width? This is to go through a cabinet that's about an inch or little more in diameter. I can make a pattern for the hole, so that they are the same distance apart, but just not too sure about the drill part. Thanks, lots!
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Old 01-23-01, 09:21 PM
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Yes go with something similar in size, but make sure the width of the drill bit is smaller than the screw
Old 01-23-01, 09:39 PM
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If the knobs have a machine screw that threads into the knob, you will want to choose a drill bit that is slightly LARGER than the machine screw diameter. Otherwise, when you put the screw through from the inside of the cabinet, it may split the finish of the cabinet.

Make sure you drill from the outside of the cabinet also, so you don't risk splitting the finish on the outside of the cabinet drawer or door.

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