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Old 04-01-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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I installed some cabinet pulls on some new cabinets last night. When you drill the holes on the of the cabinets some of the wood likes to splinter or crack on either side of where you're drilling. I was curious if theres some trick to prevent this from happening or if there is something you can put on the cabinets to cover up the splintering on the screw side. Any suggestions???? thanks!!!

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You need a really sharp drill to get it right. I like to use special wood drills with a sharp tip, not the twist drills used for metal. I have some German woodworker drills that work really nicely, no splinters, no chipping.

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Go slow the instant you see the bit starting to come thru STOP pull the bit out and come around and start drilling in the other direction.
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Put a piece on the back so you can drill into it also and not splinter the back side.
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is there anything I can put on the backside to cover the splintering. Maybe something like a washer or something?
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is there anything I can put on the backside to cover the splintering. Maybe something like a washer or something?
maybe some wood filler
I like the ones that are fast drying-15 min.
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is there anything I can put on the backside to cover the splintering. Maybe something like a washer or something?
A washer would be fine, just use one to match the screw, SS or brass.

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