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Forum topic by sreilly24590 posted 07-01-2017 08:13 PM 689 views 1 time favorited 22 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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sreilly24590

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07-01-2017 08:13 PM

but I do understand the differences in drawer slides. I’m working on an outfeed table that has storage underneath and has 4 drawers. The plans call for 4 sets of full extension 14” ball bearing slides and I’ve looked at the usual, for me anyway, sources such as Woodcraft and Rockler. Accuride seems to be a popular brand and well rated but then what do I really know as this hardware is something I’ve not shopped for before. So I guess I’m looking for suggestions of good quality brands and excellent sources for prices and service. Everyone probably has their personal favorite and likely there will be some common likes. These in question are fine being manual instead of push open, auto close and so on. these will be simple and functional for the storage of tools, saw blade drawer, and so on. Nothing fancy, will save those for the base cabinets I need to build.

Thanks,

-- Steve, Virginia


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firefighterontheside

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#1 posted 07-01-2017 08:17 PM

Look on Amazon. The usual brands but also ones you haven’t heard of. Read some of the reviews and consider the off brands, because some of them would be just fine for shop furniture.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 07-01-2017 09:01 PM

Thanks Bill,

My problem with Amazon reviews is that often they bunch a lot of reviews together for not the same items. Maybe the same brand but not the same model/style.Like the last time I was looking at a particular DeWalt skill saw and then noticed the more I read the fewer reviews dealt with that model. Very frustrating so I paid less attention to Amazon reviews. Don’t get me wrong, they are helpful but you need to pay close attention if basing on that alone.

And again, I’m not familiar with the “usual” brands here so it’s all pretty new to me.

Steve

-- Steve, Virginia

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jbay

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#3 posted 07-01-2017 09:14 PM

I use these when I’m looking for cheap standard side mount guides.
100lb rating and they work pretty smooth.
I just googled the source below, I buy mine from my hardware supplier here in town.
https://www.wwhardware.com/kv-tt100-economy-100-lb-full-extension-drawer-slide-kvtt100

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Madmark2

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#4 posted 07-01-2017 09:21 PM

Accuride is a good brand. Stainless steel & ball bearings can’t be beat but you drawers need to be +- 1/32 . . .

Build the cab first & measure drawer mount-to-mount. (FYI: this is why an extension folding rule beats a tape . . .)

M

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Loren

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#5 posted 07-01-2017 09:26 PM

I wouldn’t get hung up on brand of slide. Every
slide I’ve examined has been adequate to
do the job it was spec’d for.

Accuride is fine but for shop cabinets I would
just check ebay and Amazon and maybe
some place like Woodworkers supply to see
what the best value I could get would be.

Some retail woodworking stores really charge
a lot for hinges and slides.

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jbay

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#6 posted 07-01-2017 09:39 PM



Accuride is a good brand. Stainless steel & ball bearings can t be beat but you drawers need to be +- 1/32 . . .

Build the cab first & measure drawer mount-to-mount. (FYI: this is why an extension folding rule beats a tape . . .)

M

- Madmark2

Accurides are good guides, but there are so many knock off brands (as Loren said) that do the job just as good, I wouldn’t pay the extra $$ that you will pay for the Accuride Brand

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sreilly24590

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#7 posted 07-01-2017 09:59 PM

Thanks Guys,

All good to know stuff. It’s sorta like looking for EMT stuff, prices can be through the roof when very similar product can be had for a fraction. Fortunately there’s no date codes to deal with, except maybe with finishes and glue….. Now I need to find a good plan for a homemade jig for installing these. I’ve got months before I’m finished setting up this shop! Still have wall cabinets and a good infeed/outfeed solution for the 13” planer to make. I’m putting most floor cabinets and work surfaces on wheels to make it easier to vacuum and arrange as needed. Then I’ll get to work on a central sawdust system. Just using a ShopSmith 2.5” unit now but it handles one tool at a time well.

Thanks Again,

Steve

-- Steve, Virginia

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sreilly24590

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#8 posted 07-01-2017 10:00 PM

Oh yeah, the router table build is in there somewhere…..

-- Steve, Virginia

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Rich

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#9 posted 07-01-2017 10:46 PM



I use these when I m looking for cheap standard side mount guides.
100lb rating and they work pretty smooth.
I just googled the source below, I buy mine from my hardware supplier here in town.
https://www.wwhardware.com/kv-tt100-economy-100-lb-full-extension-drawer-slide-kvtt100

- jbay

Good link jbay. Thanks for sharing. Unless you know you won’t be using them eventually, the 10-packs on Amazon are really cheap, generally in the $4 to $5.50 range per pair of full extension 100lb slide.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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jbay

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#10 posted 07-01-2017 10:50 PM


I use these when I m looking for cheap standard side mount guides.
100lb rating and they work pretty smooth.
I just googled the source below, I buy mine from my hardware supplier here in town.
https://www.wwhardware.com/kv-tt100-economy-100-lb-full-extension-drawer-slide-kvtt100

- jbay

Good link jbay. Thanks for sharing. Unless you know you won t be using them eventually, the 10-packs on Amazon are really cheap, generally in the $4 to $5.50 range per pair of full extension 100lb slide.

- RichTaylor

Yep,
I pay 4.37 each for 14” (from Petermans Lumber)

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Rich

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#11 posted 07-02-2017 02:06 AM



Thanks Guys,

Now I need to find a good plan for a homemade jig for installing these.

- sreilly24590

I’ve tried the commercial jigs, but ultimately have found that cutting spacer blocks from scrap MDF or plywood works best. You’re guaranteed that the slide will be parallel to the case, and that both slides will be the same height, so your drawer is level. Once you get a couple of installations under your belt, it’ll take maybe five minutes to do them in the future.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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JAAune

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#12 posted 07-02-2017 02:38 AM

For cheap sidemounts, I go to Custom Service Hardware. But most of the time I use the more expensive Blum undermount.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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MT_Stringer

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#13 posted 07-02-2017 03:09 AM

I have used full extension, regular close and soft close from HD and Lowe’s with no problem. I would be willing to bet my drawers have been opened and closed more times than yours ever will be. No problems encountered.

I also use the house brand full ext, soft close ball bearing slides from Custom Service Hdw.
My kitchen, their kitchen and several other kitchens.
And my work bench. It is pretty cool to watch the deep drawers loaded with clamps creep closed! Gotta love it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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woodbutcherbynight

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#14 posted 07-02-2017 03:31 AM

Take a look at these. I buy then 10 pack at a time usually in 18 inch or 20 inch. Have used for 15 years and never had a failure and I do load them up. LINK

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Rich

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#15 posted 07-02-2017 03:33 AM



I have used full extension, regular close and soft close from HD and Lowe s with no problem. I would be willing to bet my drawers have been opened and closed more times than yours ever will be. No problems encountered.

- MT_Stringer

What did you pay for them though? I’m with JAAune that Blum are the best, but for shop storage, I’ll go with the $4 to $5 slides like jbay and I mentioned.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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