How to Install a Deadbolt

Keep unwanted guests from coming through your doors

Required Tools for this Project

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

  • Tape measure
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Corded drill
  • Combination square
  • Drill bit set
  • Extension cord
  • Hearing protection
  • Hole saw kit
  • Safety glasses
  • Utility knife
  • Wood chisel

Required Materials for this Project

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

  • Deadbolt lockset

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