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what is the handle and how to install the door handle?

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A door handle or doorknob is applied to open or close a door.

Door handles can be found on all kinds of doors, including exterior doors, interior doors, cabinet doors, and vehicle doors in residential and commercial buildings.

Door handles come in many designs, relying on proper use. A great number of door handles, especially for commercial and residential gates, have latching or locking mechanisms, or are manufactured to fit standardized door locks or locking mechanisms.


The most common types of door handles are divided into two styles: lever handles and doorknob. It is worthy to mention that , since the Door handles can be made from a wide variety of materials.

With the development of science and technology and the improvement of people's living standards, the door handles are made out of a wide variety of styles and types in order to meet the needs of more and more families with different aesthetics, which including simple European door handles, fashionable American handles, as well as a vintage handles that highlight a pursuit of nostalgia.

Installing a new door handle can be a quick and easy project, particularly if you're installing over pre-cut door handle holes. However, in some circumstances the pre-cut holes are actually located too low to be comfortable to use a latch handle, so compare the height of the hole with the recommended mounting height for a handle; for some pre-cut doors, knobs may be more appropriate.

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If the holes aren't pre-cut, then you'll need a hole saw, a spade bit, and a powered drill to cut the holes. Other than that, the only tools needed are a head screwdriver, hammer, tape measure, wood chisel and a smaller drill bit to drill the through bolts in the lower part of the handle.

Here are the steps to install the door handle:

1: Measure 41 inches (100 cm) from the floor.

2: Attach the door handle kit’s template to the door.

3: Place a wedge at the bottom of the door to keep it in place.

4: Drill preliminary holes into all sides of the door.

5: Drill larger holes into the preliminary holes.

6: Use a 25mm spade bit to drill holes into the outsides of the door.

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