How To Fix An Off Center Hinge Scr*W Hole
How to fix an off center hinge scr*w hole is article about Uncategorized bookmarked by charles with ID 1603448111 was uploaded on 13-01-2019 and has been viewed 17,302 times.
Q: I've occasionally misdrilled the hole for a hinge scr*w so that it's just a bit out of alignment.What's the best way to fix the mistake? Quinn Larson, Greenfield, MA A: A misaligned hole won't let the scr*w set properly in the hinge.
It's a common problem, but it's easy to fix by plugging the hole and trying again.This works great for hinge scr*w holes with stripped threads, too.The first step is to make the plug.You don't want to use a length of dowel.
That would result in an end-grain plug, which doesn't offer a lot of holding power for screws.Instead, use a 1⁄4-in.plug cutter on the drill press to make a long-grain plug as long as the scr*w hole is deep.
While you're at it, make a bunch—this probably won't be the last time you'll need one (I've made the repair more than…...