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How Do I Increase The Size Of A Metal Door For New Deadbolt?

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How Do I Increase The Size Of A Metal Door For New Deadbolt?
I want a new deadbolt. I bought a lock from Home Depot but it will not fit in the hole. I have a metal door and have no idea how to make the hole larger.  What now?

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By Pop A Lock

Don’t worry, many people find themselves in this situation.  Metal clad doors often come from the factory with a pre-drilled 1-1/4” hole for the deadbolt.  However, most of the off the shelf locks require a 2-1/8” hole.  We use a special drill jig to enlarge door holes without damage.