The new door handle wants a larger hole, by 1/4 inch, than is on there. What to do? get a different door handle hoping for the right size hole, or , a new door???


Figured it out using the Related postings prior, and removed the anti-pry plate by prying it off. Oh, the irony. Thx, SE et al. Those lever type door handles are the bomb.

  • It'd be great to have some more info here, e.g. some pictures, to help others as you've also been helped. – Daniel Griscom May 30 '16 at 2:20
  • Camera broke weeks ago. Need to get a new one. – Tim Spriggs May 31 '16 at 12:42

Just for future reference for someone that may actually be in this situation.

You can get some types of holesaw arbor that will nest/stack within each other. You can then use the inner holesaw as the guide for the outer larger size.


Otherwise you could make up a jig/template, like say for example a simple one would be drill out a piece of scrap wood with the larger size hole and then clamp or temporarily fix it to the door. Then use this scrap piece as a guide.

  • good idea on the scrap wood. – Tim Spriggs Aug 30 '16 at 17:47

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