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12-19-2010 08:11 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drawer slides problem question

Tonight I began to install full extension Accuride slides for the drawers under my table saw outfeed cabinet.

Apparently I had two pair of slides, exactly the same length, but different model numbers. The little plastic levers are almost identical in color. One a dark gray, the other black, and I didn’t notice it.

In my excitement to get the job finished, I mistakenly installed one model on each side of the first drawer and in the cabinet, inserted the drawer for a test fit before installing all the screws, and it all looked good.

Then I went to remove the drawer so I could finish up the screws, and one side of the slide will not release.
Worked on it for about 45 frustrating minutes, but cannot figure out how to separate the parts without breaking something.

The release mechanism will not clear the little plastic stop…

Anyone have a workable solution?

I thought of leaving it like that, but then I would have the other drawer the same as I only have the 2 pair of slides. :(

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#1 posted 12-19-2010 05:55 PM

One side usually pulls up and the other pushes down???
Tough to visualize with out any model numbers.
A picture would be nice.

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#2 posted 12-19-2010 09:22 PM

Thanks Bob. I’ve tried. Once I realized I had made the mistake, I looked at the other slides.

One has a slightly different release for the part that is fastened to the case.

They are so similar, it is easily insertable, but does not come back out. I am going to have to break the plastic mechanism to get it apart I think.

I”m going to the shop this afternoon, will take a photo or two…

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 12-19-2010 11:29 PM

Randy, thanks picture when ya finish.

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#4 posted 12-20-2010 05:30 AM

Here are photos of the slides, they are quite different, and I would like to stick to my original story about being in a hurry to finish, as you will clearly see they are not the same color… :)

I just didn’t realize I had two different sets, and they will accept the other model’s insert, just not enough room to release it.

Drilled out the rivet and removed the black piece which was buried in the gray slide.

Will be posting photos and updating my blog about my table saw outfeed cabinet / top later tonight.

The slide with the black release only goes one way, while the gray one can be released by moving the lever to the top or bottom.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#5 posted 12-20-2010 06:00 AM

I had a similar problem when two different types got mixed together, one combination would go together but the remaining parts would not, luckily they did not get locked together and I was able to rearrange them back to proper sets and reinstall

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