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Forum topic by rhett posted 05-23-2010 01:35 AM 1246 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhett

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05-23-2010 01:35 AM

I got an e-mail from Woodcraft. It said they had their Blumotion slides on sale. For the low price of $41 a pair! Do people actually buy these slides at those prices? I can think of atleast 5 online retailers selling the same exact product for atleast 35% less with free shipping.
I promise they are no better because Woodcraft sells them.

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uffitze

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#1 posted 05-23-2010 02:15 AM

I don’t.

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#2 posted 05-23-2010 04:00 AM

Not I

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Eric in Florida.

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#3 posted 05-23-2010 04:10 AM

They can keep’em.

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#4 posted 05-23-2010 07:52 AM

all the more reason to do drawers traditionally and not use mechanical slides.

thats so outrageously priceed

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Dan Lyke

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#5 posted 05-24-2010 04:50 AM

Jarrod, where I can I get some samples of the Mepla slides?

I've compared the Blum and the Accurides, and we went with Blum, but there’s another half of the kitchen we haven’t tackled yet…

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#6 posted 05-25-2010 02:44 PM

Thanks. And to the “Do people really pay these…?” question: I ordered the Blum slides we’ve used thus far online from one of the lower cost suppliers (forget who it was right now), and my off-the-top feel for how much a good slide costs is about forty bucks a drawer. More for some, less for others, depending on length (We’ve got some 9” deep drawers).

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#7 posted 05-25-2010 04:23 PM

At the shop I work with we have always used Mepla….
A couple of years ago Grass bought Mepla and both are owned by parent Werth. The last several years they invested about 35 million in engineering and tooling for an undermount, soft-close, rack and pinion slide. We just started installing them this week. They are incredible! They are much improved over other manufacturers for a number of reasons, but I’m not a salesman so I’ll stop…check them out in about 3-6 months. Have no idea what the cost will be…

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