HOW TO CUT KNOB POSTS OFF - decorative ceramic and glass knobs



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?  





Do you love pretty glass and ceramic knobs?
Do you hesitate 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 below cost approx.
 $12. They are a small hand tool that is easy to use on many
 different projects.


Alternatives would include an angle grinder, a dremel tool,
 or 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 very loud and big, the 
dremel can be scary to use but it's effective, and the 
hacksaw can cause more damage 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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