DK> OK, wizards - here's a situation I can't find a good solution to. I have aDK> Yale deadbolt in my back door, and want to replace with a KwikSet. TheDK> backset (from edge of door to center of hole) is correct for Kwikset, butDK> the hole's size is too small. It's about 1-3/4", and the Kwikset requiresDK> 2-1/8". I've got the right size hole saw, but without solid wood for theDK> guide bit, I can't see a way for the saw to work correctly. Using a saberDK> saw is a possibility, I guess, but I wonder if there's something moreDK> elegant, as opposed to turning this into a cob job.DK> DK> Anyone got a cool trick?
Want a good laugh? This is what I did years ago. (Wish I was smart
enough to think of plugging the hole and redrilling!) Put a half-inch
bit in the electric drill, placed the bit against the side of the
existing hole, turned on the drill, and basicly filed the sides of the
hole to enlarge! Took an hour or so but worked!
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Do it the same way you enlarge a woman's hole! <just joking>
I have had to do exactly what you are saying. I used a saber saw and
it was no real problem, especially since I was cutting a steel door.
Of course I used a steel cutting blade, which took forever to cut the
wood (fine teeth), but it got the job done. One thing I learned
though. The saw base rattling against the metal door, took off some
of the paint on the door. Fortunately this was just a garage door, so
no biggie, but if I did it again, I'd apply several layers of duck or
masking tape to the saw base plate. I'd assume it would also mess up
the finish on a wooden door too if not taped.
On Wed, 13 Oct 2004 23:30:51 GMT, email@example.com (barry martin)
this has been discussed several times here. Drill the right size hole in a
scrap of 1/2" plywood. C-clamp it over the existing hole where you want the
new hole to be. Use the hole in the plywood to guide the holesaw. Usually
just need to get it started in about 1/4", then you can remove the plywood
and finish it through.
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