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Forum topic by rhett posted 1561 days ago 1110 views 1 time favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhett

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1561 days ago

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 1561 days ago

I don’t.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1561 days ago

Not I

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 1561 days ago

They can keep’em.

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thatwoodworkingguy

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#4 posted 1561 days ago

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 1560 days ago

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…

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

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Dan Lyke

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#6 posted 1558 days ago

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).

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

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salgal

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#7 posted 1558 days ago

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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