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How to Trim the Screw Posts on a Drawer Knob.


I lived 55 years before I found out the easiest, best way to shorten the screw posts when I am replacing the knobs on a piece of furniture. Am I the only one who didn't know about this?
how to trim the screw posts on a drawer knob, windows
I always hated the very long posts on new knobs. I would go to the hardware store and search for a replacement piece. Big hassle.
how to trim the screw posts on a drawer knob, windows
It's simple. You just get out your wire trimmers. Everyone has wire trimmers. Even when I only had a hammer and screwdriver I had a pair of wire trimmers. But I never knew they had this special function.
how to trim the screw posts on a drawer knob, windows
Just find the appropriate hole for the size of the post. Insert the screw post and squeeze. Really hard. IMPORTANT NOTE: The screw should always be inserted at the printed side of the wire cutters. That is opposite of the way this one is inserted.
how to trim the screw posts on a drawer knob, windows
Ta Da! A trimmed screw post.
how to trim the screw posts on a drawer knob, windows
Much better. Now I won't scrape my hand or arm on it. Note - sometimes the cut looks crooked, but the integrity of the tread is intact. The nut always slips right on!
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  • Mary Libcke
    on Jun 2, 2015

    Perfect for the jewelry box I'm making! Ty!

  • Nitwit
    on Dec 21, 2016

    Thanks. We bought some beautiful glass knobs at TJ Maxx for cheap, but the screws are like 2" long. I was dreading using a hacksaw 12 times.

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