HOW TO CUT KNOBS SHORTER



These days there are tons of choices in pretty
knobs to use in our homes but what or how do
you deal with the extra long post they have
sticking out of the back?  It is there to help
everyone install the knobs on just about any
cabinet but a lot of the time they are way too
long for normal use. 

This is an article to help you deal with that problem.




Do you love pretty glass & ceramic knobs?
Have you shied away from buying them because of the long post? 




There are several different ways to cut off that metal post, but my tool of choice is a set of mini
 bolt cutters available from my local hardware store. This pair pictured here cost approx. $12.
They are a small hand tool that is easy to use on many different things.


Alternatives would include an angle grinder, a dremel tool, or a hacksaw. All these tools will cut
 metal and are available at your local hardware store. I own all these tools and know how they work
 for this job. The grinder is really too big, the dremel can be scary for some to use, and the hacksaw
 can cause more damage while sawing and usually won't fit in a drawer.





Install the knob and tighten the nut before cutting the post off with your tool of choice.
You can follow up by smoothing any rough edges with a metal file or heavy sandpaper.





NOW ENJOY YOUR PRETTY KNOBS!




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2 comments:

  1. Oh, gosh, thanks for the tip! I love the knobs at Hobby Lobby, and always hate the thought of cutting them off with a hacksaw!

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  2. I always use the dremel! It is the best. It will smooth the end so it is no longer sharp after you cut it.

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