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Old Jul 28th, 07, 12:56 pm   #1
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handle template for longer handles?

Hi,

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.

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Re: handle template for longer handles?

I've never seen one.

Depending on which handles, how you're placing them and what size doors/drawers you're using, you can still use the Fixa template, but as a way to measure "in" from the edge of the door/front.

You can always make your own template for the larger handles - it may be the one thing the plinth ledger boards are good for.

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Re: handle template for longer handles?

We did our handles before we knew about the Fixa template. DH made one out of a 2x4 chunk and it worked perfectly...

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Re: handle template for longer handles?

For the long IKEA handles two of the FIXA templates (side to side) work well.

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Old Aug 8th, 07, 6:52 pm  
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Re: handle template for longer handles?

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.

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Re: handle template for longer handles?

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.

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