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asked in category: General Last Updated: 29th May, 2020

How do you cut a strike plate?

Position the strike plate on the jamb so it is centered on both lines. Score around the plate with a sharp utility knife. Using a sharp 1-inch-wide chisel, cut a series of parallel lines into the jamb about 1/4 inch apart, staying within the scored lines and holding the chisel perpendicular to the wood.

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In this regard, how do you cut a hole in a strike plate?

Position the strike plate on the jamb so it is centered on both lines. Score around the plate with a sharp utility knife. Using a sharp 1-inch-wide chisel, cut a series of parallel lines into the jamb about 1/4 inch apart, staying within the scored lines and holding the chisel perpendicular to the wood.

Also Know, how do you recess a strike plate? Place the strike plate against the frame. Center the hole on the plate over the lipstick mark. Score around the edges of the plate with a utility knife. Trace the hole on the strike plate onto the door frame with a pencil.

Likewise, people ask, how do you enlarge a strike plate hole?

Use a sharp chisel to enlarge the strike plate mortise (Photo 3). Then hold the strike plate in place and drill new 1/16-in. holes for the screws. Install the strike plate and fill the gap in the mortise with wood filler.

How do you replace a strike plate?

Remove the old strike plate from the doorjamb by unscrewing it from the wall. Align your new strike plate over the screw holes already in the wood, making sure that the curve of the plate is facing in the direction from which it will be receiving the latch. Then, just screw the new strike plate into place.

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