Pull handles are available in different styles. There are weld-on pull handles, for instance, and there are pull handles with mounting plates. They both feature a handle that you can grip and pull, but they use different method methods. What are Pull handles with mounting plates exactly?
What Are Pull Handles With Mounting Plates?
Pull handles with mounting plates are handles that use a flat piece of metal, as well as fasteners, for mounting. The flat piece of metal is the mounting plate. You can distinguish between pull handles with mounting plates and other styles of pull handles by looking for the mounting plate. Pull handles with mounting plates, of course, have a flat piece of metal known as the mounting plate to accommodate fasteners.
To install pull handles with mounting plates, you’ll need to position them against the door or object. With the mounting plate in place, you can then drive fasteners through the pull handle and into the underlying door or object.
Alternatives to Mounting Plates
All pull handles require mounting. Rather than mounting plates, though, some pull handles use a different mounting method.
Weld-on pull handles live up to their namesake by requiring welding. You’ll have to weld them onto the doors or objects with which you intend to them. There are also pull handles with threaded studs. They don’t feature a mounting plate. Instead, pull handles with threaded studs have a bolt-like rod at each end. You can mount them on doors or surfaces with threaded holes.
What to Look for When Choosing Pull Handles With Mounting Plates
You should consider the specific style when choosing pull handles with mounting plates. While they all feature a mounting plate, some of them are designed differently than others. The shape of the handle grip, for example, may vary. Some pull handles with mounting plates feature a round grip, whereas others feature an oval or rectangular grip.
You may want to look for cushioned grip when choosing pull handles with mounting plates as well. A cushioned grip means the handle is covered in a soft material. Pull handles with mounting plates are typically made of metal. However, they may feature a soft, cushioned grip over their metal handle.
Don’t forget to check the size when choosing pull handles with mounting grips. Grip diameter is a measurement of the handle. Plate thickness is a measurement of the thickness of the mounting plate. You can also check the width and height to determine the overall dimensional size.