On 07 Oct 2004 22:27:32 EDT, Mark and Kim Smith
|Doug Kanter wrote:
|>OK, wizards - here's a situation I can't find a good solution to. I have a
|>Yale deadbolt in my back door, and want to replace with a KwikSet. The
|>backset (from edge of door to center of hole) is correct for Kwikset, but
|>the hole's size is too small. It's about 1-3/4", and the Kwikset requires
|>2-1/8". I've got the right size hole saw, but without solid wood for the
|>guide bit, I can't see a way for the saw to work correctly. Using a saber
|>saw is a possibility, I guess, but I wonder if there's something more
|>elegant, as opposed to turning this into a cob job.
|>Anyone got a cool trick?
|How 'bout get a 3/4" thick piece of scrap. Make hole with the new hole
|saw. Clamp scrap into position over where you want bigger hole. Drill