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Forum topic by Greg Elam posted 02-25-2010 06:42 AM 1051 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Greg Elam

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02-25-2010 06:42 AM

Does anyone know what the actual term is that we use for the strips of galvanized metal, most of the time having bearings, that we screw to the side of our drawers? They help guide the drawer out of the opening allowing it to glide or slide much smoother when being opened or closed. What term do you use?

-- Greg Elam - Berea, Kentucky


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Alexander

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#1 posted 02-25-2010 06:55 AM

www.drawerslides.com calls them slides.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#2 posted 02-25-2010 07:25 AM

I call them “whatchamacallits…y’know those thingamabobs on the whatsit that does that stuff…”

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 02-25-2010 07:38 AM

I do believe Jei’son is giving you the technical trades terminology, the TTT’s. The slang reference is simply yank-outs.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#4 posted 02-25-2010 07:41 AM

As always, The Beard speaks with truth and wisdom.

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#5 posted 02-25-2010 05:17 PM

The Beard Abides!

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#6 posted 02-25-2010 09:21 PM

Being in the tool business, I have found that most people will call anything whatever they want, and I’m supposed to read their mind. So, thanks for asking. How refreshing.

OK, pardon my sarcism. Technically—Drawer slides would be the term the manufacturers use, or at least that’s what my catalog calls them. (Grass, Blum, KV, etc)

If you said guide to me, I would certainly know what you wanted.

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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JAGWAH

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#7 posted 02-26-2010 12:39 AM

Here we call the drawer glides. Glides or slides, a minor difference.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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#8 posted 02-26-2010 02:19 AM

I call them glides, but what do I know?

When people ask me what they should call me, I tell them they can call me anything they want – as long as it isn’t late for dinner or payday.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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#9 posted 02-26-2010 03:40 AM

I call ‘em slides, and so have the suppliers I’ve dealt with. For some reason “glides” makes me think of simple friction bearings, not rollers.

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

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