Bought some from B&Q and whilst an excellent buy I am feeling a little
miffed as they said all I would have to do is to unscrew old doors and slip
on the new fronts - but!!!! The large circular hole, for the hinges, is a
couple of inches different from the ones I am taking off. No worries I guess
as all I need to do is get myself a template and mark the new positions for
the two screws per hinge on the cabinet frames.
The only concern is that the hinge screws which are called 'pan heads' on
the screwfix site are not self tapping and seem to be very chunky - 17mm
long including the 'pan head' and 5mm thick. So I guess all I need to do is
drill a hole less than 5mm (what size would be best) and that is all?
As always any tips would be good.
========================================I think you're looking at the wrong screws. Screwfix differentiates
between 'pan head' (machine thread) and 'hinge screws':
I do a test drill in an offcut but usually 4mm for 6mm screws is about
right. It's worth making up a wood block to go on your drill bit to make
sure you can't drill too deeply.
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You are right as I wrongly identified the type of screws but as I will be
using the screws I take out I will need to make sure I get the right sized
hole drilled!!! Sorry for being thick but what is a wood block to make sure
I don't drill too deeply?
========================================A wood block is just a piece of wood (about 3" square) thick enough to
only show a certain length of your drill bit when you drill a hole in it.
In your case you should have about 10 / 12mm showing through so that you
don't drill right through the carcase which is usually about 15mm thick
but sometimes 18mm. Mark the position of each hole with an awl or pencil
and then drill at the marked positions through the wood block.
Of course if you've got a very steady hand then you won't need the wood
block but I find it makes life a bit easier.
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