What does Drill Size Mean? How do I measure it?

What does Drill Size Mean? How do I measure it?
April 13, 2016 Billiona Enterprise
Drill Size, otherwise known as Centre-to-Centre are universally measured by the distance from the centre of one screw hole to the centre of the other screw hole. The handle pull will often be longer than this in total. This length is very simply called the handle’s overall length.
For Changing Existing Handles
  • Remove the old handles by unscrewing from the door/drawer.
  • Measure the distance between the centre of the two screw holes on the handle (Refer to above image if unsure). This measurement is your ‘drill size’ or ‘ center-to-center’. Drill sizes are usually standardised
    • Some standard sizes are: 32mm, 64mm, 96mm, 128mm, 160mm, 192mm, 224mm, 320mm and so forth; in intervals of 32mm.
IF, after measuring the drill size and you realised that the handle you chose does not match your existing cabinet holes, you will have to either:
  1. Fill in the existing drill holes with wood filler and drill new holes. In this case, it will also require you to paint/re-laminate the cabinets for it to look right.
  2. Use a handle such as our Aluminium bar handle 238 or Aluminium bar handle 243 so that it can cover the existing holes and you drill new holes.