5 Things to Consider When Choosing Pull Handles

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Pull handles are an essential component of many types of furniture. You can find them on dressers, chests of drawers, cabinets and more. If a piece of furniture has drawers, it will likely have handles. Some machines, in fact, even have handles, with pull handles being one of the most common types of handles. You shouldn’t use any pull handles. Rather, you should consider the five following things to choose the right pull handles.

#1) Length

You’ll need to consider the length when choosing pull handles. Some of them have a short length, whereas others have a longer length. If a pull handle is too short, you may have trouble gripping it. If it’s too long, on the other hand, the pull handle may not fit. Take measurements of the furniture or machine with which you intend to use them, after which you can choose pull handles in an appropriate length.

#2) Threaded or Unthreaded Through Holes

All pull handles have through holes. To install a pull handle, you’ll have to drive fasteners into these holes so that the pull handle connects to the furniture or machine. With that said, pull handle through holes can be either threaded or unthreaded. Threaded through holes are designed to support bolts and similar fasteners in a specific size. You can still use pull handles with unthreaded through holes, but you’ll have to create the threading yourself.

#3) Grip Style

Something else to consider when choosing pull handles is the grip style. Pull handles require gripping to use. You’ll have to grip the pull handle, followed by pulling it to open the drawer or machine on which it’s installed. There are different types of grip styles for pull handles, though. Some of them use a rectangular grip style. Other pull handles use an oval or round grip style.

#4) Material

Don’t forget to consider the material when choosing pull handles. Different pull handles are made of different materials. One of the most popular materials is stainless steel. Pull handles made of this popular iron alloy are strong and resistant to corrosion.

#5) Finish

You should consider the finish when choosing pull handles. Regardless of the material from which they are made, many pull handles support finishes. You can find pull handles with a chrome finish as well as a dull finish. There are also pull handles with an anodized finish. Anodization is an electrochemical finishing process that’s designed to coat in a given surface in a corrosion-resistant substance.