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Blog entry by applemandan posted 1373 days ago 2768 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in the process of building my own kitchen cabinet. The issue I am having is that I am looking for self close drawer slides and there are so many different ones. The weight will be under 100lbs. I just want some links to ones that are around $20 or less per set. The last item is I am open to the under mount vs the side mount it does not matter to me.

Can you please help.



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Scott R. Turner

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#1 posted 1373 days ago

I can’t speak to these particular slides, but Woodworker’s Hardware seems to have rock-bottom prices:

http://wwhardware.com/catalog.cfm?GroupID=Cabinet%20Drawer%20Slides&CatID=Drawer%20Slides%2C%20Full%20Extension%20Ball%20Bearing&SubCatID=KV8450%20Full%20Extension%20Soft%20Close

Their “economy” slides are about $8 for a 28” slide, which is very cheap. (But not slow close.)

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Dan Lyke

1467 posts in 2721 days


#2 posted 1373 days ago

So I have some notes on Drawer Slides on my personal web site, including some video of behavior.

I also got a call this weekend from someone who found me on LumberJocks, and we talked a bit about the Blum vs the Accuride soft-close slides. We went with Blum in our kitchen because the Accuride just didn’t catch the big heavy drawers full of pots; they’d slam, no matter what. The guy I was talking with took an Accuride slide apart to examine it (I just bolted a couple of different slides into a plywood carcase, loaded up the slide and videoed the results) and he said the Accurides had a lot smaller catch region than the Blums did.

At any rate, good luck on $20 or less per set, I don’t think even the ones referred to by my vendor as “cheap Chinese knock-offs” were that inexpensive, but we went with the Blum.

Other discussion at this LumberJocks thread on the Blum Tandem slides,

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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mrg

519 posts in 1595 days


#3 posted 1373 days ago

Rockler, Woodcraft, HomeDepot, Amazon, plus may others.

-- mrg

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GaryL

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#4 posted 1373 days ago

I have used both Accuride and Blum. Accuride’s Easy Close have had failures and breakage. The Bum Blumotion Tandems have been flawless. And thats my 2 cents.
Try Richelieu Hardware. www.richelieu.com

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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zlatanv

689 posts in 1830 days


#5 posted 1373 days ago

CSH hardware, soft close under mount full extension 21” $10.96. I have used their slides allot, not these, mostly side mounts, seem to last.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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rhett

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#6 posted 1372 days ago

I also believe you will find that wwhardware has the lowest retail prices as well as flat rate shipping. This is beneficial when ordering a large amount of heavy items.

I prefer undermount slides because they make for a cleaner look overall. Nothing like pulling out a drawer and seeing shiny chrome slides.

Blum makes the best hardware and they are the only slide/hinge company I deal with because of their quality and the feature of a lifetime warranty.

In the end just remember you always get what you pay for.

-- http://planeandsimpleblog.wordpress.com/

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applemandan

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#7 posted 1372 days ago

Thank you everyone for the information I like the videos Dan Lyke that shows what is does in the real world. I would love to see people do that test prior to getting their cabinets. I am going with the Blum ones because they are the best for the money and am still saving money because of I am building them.

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