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Help Fixing Mispaced Cabinet Drawer Pull Mounting Holes1/14
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I am trying to install some 2 screw drawer pulls and have been using a jig where the center line and mounting screw hole spacing is preset before drilling( 3/16" hole size) the drawer fronts. It appears I allowed the jig to move horizontally enough when drilling a set of holes to prevent the machine screws from aligning to start into the threads on the mounting side of the pull. It isn't off too much but I do not want to create a situation where there is a gap showing outside of the drawer pull relief. Naturally I can start one screw which then prevents alignment of the other. Any way to safely increase the size of the hole on one side so I can mount the pull but still keep the enlarged screw hole covered by the pull relief?
Depends on the pull base. If it's large enough to cover the enlarged hole then make the hole elongated.
If it's not then you may have a problem. Depending if it's a stained of painted drawer you might be able to get away with some kind of a colored filler or crayon to hide the small overlap of the hole.
Otherwise another drawer front will have to be made, installed and drilled for the pull.
My wife suggested trying a different pull since she read others had posted there was some variability in the pull length themselves. While I looked on this as being a long shot I did as she suggested and the different pull aligned perfectly. Maybe not saying too much of the pull's quality but also perhaps this happens due to mass production? Glad it solved my issue and hope to figure out how to anchor my jig so it doesn't shift when I drill my remaining pulls which are many.
I usually use a plywood jig with holes. Can't be misaligned. Although it's not as convenient as an adjustable jig.
If it's only a problem of showing on the inside, go to a flat head bolt and a finish washer, or just add a washer under the existing bolt. A Dremel with a burr can easily elongate the hole.
Do yourself a favor and buy a tru position hardware jig.....you will never want to use anything else
I'm not endorsing this but it is a fraction of the cost of the True Position Jig