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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Cordless drill
    • Utility knife
    • Wood chisel

You'll need this specific bits for your drill: 2 1/8 in. hole saw, 1 In. spade bit

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Grade 1 or 2 deadbolt lock (1 in. long throw bolt)
    • Lockset strike plate
    • Reinforced deadbolt strike plate
    • 3 in. screws

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