This is probably the worlds smallest job so hope it's not too noddy for the forum!
I'm replacing my internal door tubular latches and backet, i've bought a couple of different brands and for both the latch and backset are just a tiny bit bigger than the existing space for them so wondering what the best method is for taking off a tiny bit of wood in the existing spaces - we're talking 1-2mm? I've had a go with a small sander attachment on my multitool but because its a very shallow space it's jumped up a couple of times and given me an uneven finish. It seems too small a job for a chisel so wondering if getting some really small files would help but the small ones i've seen are generally round or triangular so was thinking a flat head would be better for these rectangular spaces? Or should i just try a quite course sandpaper and try and do it really evenly?
...or if there's some other perfect tool out there i'm unaware of please let me know!
Hi scg1889, For the latch hole itself use chisels - it won’t matter if the hole is a bit oversize. For the handle shaft use a drill bit in a drill and work it in the hole to enlarge it to suit the new latch. Regards S
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