|Forum topic by Sailor||posted 01-22-2011 04:37 AM||865 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-22-2011 04:37 AM
This afternoon my mother mentioned to me that one of her friends who runs a machine shop has just purchased a cabinet shop and still had alot of things for sale. So I immediately asked her to call and see when they would be at the shop, turns out it was in 30 minutes! I hopped in the truck and headed over there and immediately noticed four men briskly walking out the front door with arms full of cabinet pulls.
I went in the back and started looking and I noticed a large amount of what appeared to be full extention slides with a few different slides here and there. I asked the man what he wanted for all of them and he said $100, just what I was thinking.
I loaded it up and brought it home to sort out my new find.
The shop was covered with MDF dust so there was dust all in the box and over the slides.
I started sorting through it laying the slides out and grouping like slides together, overall I was pleased with my purchase.
What all ended being in the batch was:
16-16” Full extention slides that are 1 3/4” tall ( I am thinking these are the ones that support a little over 100lbs) (also, when I saw 16 slides, I mean 16 drawers worth, so actually 32 slides)
13-22” Full extention slides that are 1 3/8” tall (Must be a slightly lighter duty slide but still strong)
3-20” Light Duty Slides (you know, the white ones)
Then a few I do not know what they are-
The next three are heavy duty looking slides, more than 1/2” thick like the full extention slides are. At the closed end of the slide there are two rubber knobs that come off each end to making a T at the end of the slide. Not sure what that is for, maybe someone will know?
3-20” slides that I really have no idea what they are for. It is a 20” slide that allows the drawer to slide both directions, but only 5” one way and 5” the other.
1-20” slide that looks like two full extention heavy duty slides that are mounted on top of each other, like butting up against each other on the side of the cabinet. But, the top slide goes one way and the bottom slide goes the other way, like it would be used in a narrow island (20” thick) with drawers going out opposite sides.
Overall I think I have a pretty good score here, I really like building my shop furniture with HD full extention slides and now I can for cheap! Now to see what all these things are worth new.