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Cabinet Hardware Jig - Brad Point Bit vs. Regular Twist Bit

The recent Cabinet Hardware Jig post got me wondering if Kreg Cabinet Hardware Jig users have found a preference for a specific type of drill bit (such as brad point vs. regular twist) when drilling holes for cabinet doors & drawers.

From what I've read it helps to put plywood or similar material on the back of the door/drawer to limit tear out. 

I'll be installing European TT-type handles. I've read suggestions to align the end of the handle with the bottom/top of the top/bottom rail (the horizontal cross-board) when the handles are placed at the top/bottom of the door, rather than aligning the hole itself at that place ... if any of that makes sense. 

Like shown in this picture (but not such a long handle):

http://proxart.co/kitchen-cabinets-handles-and-knobs/kitchen-cabine...

Or would you align the hole with the inner edge of the rail and have the end overlap the rail more?

Any advice is very welcome.

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Brad point is my choice.

Lately I have used a plastic cutting board, no splinters from that and it is easy to replace from the local $2 shop.

I would align the end with the rail and centred on the rail your drilling.

I installed 14 pulls like those on 2 different cabinets in the bathroom. I made my own jig from 1/2" ply & two 3/4" cleats. I drilled a 1/8" hole in the jig. Every drawer is the same size so I just drilled the 1/8" hole thru the jig & drawer front. I used a forstner bit on the inside to countersink the screw/bolt head. Then I re-drilled the 1/8" hole 1/16" larger than the  pull screws/bolts from the front. Tear out hidden under the screw/bolt head inside the drawer.

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