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Curious if anyone knows whether IKEA offers a template for the longer handles, like the Fixa template for short handles. I didn't see anything like that at Ikea last time I was there, but I could have missed it and didn't think to ask about it.
Since I have to install hundreds of handles, I built my own permanent template out of a Piece of clear acrylic ( 8" - 14") avail at HD, and glued it into a 1" x 1" piece of hard wood that I cut a 1/4" slot down the length. Now I can set the holes and see what I am doing from both sides. Might not be worth the time, but if you have a big job or multiple handles, you will save hours, and errors.
We just installed some longer Lansa handles and used the Fixa template without problem. Just use the template to measure in from the edge and mark the spot with a little nail point (also helps keep the drill bit from slipping). Measure down with a tape measure and mark your second spot.