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Forum topic by SoCalWoodGal posted 03-19-2018 03:09 AM 1782 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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SoCalWoodGal

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03-19-2018 03:09 AM

Topic tags/keywords: kitchen cabinet trash pullout push to open self opening bump to open hands free cabinet open question

I’ve seen this thread talking about the search to combine push to open with soft close slides- http://lumberjocks.com/topics/11580
But I’m curious if there have been any updates in the past few years and something might now be available. I feel like I’ve pored over every option online and am coming up empty.

I’ve built a trash pullout for the kitchen cabinets, using Blum Tandem 563H with Blumotion. I’d really like to add something to make opening the trash hands-free for when our hands are dirty and we need access. Blum offers tip on- https://www.blum.com/us/en/01/60/30/?campaign=6OU5m
But not for use with 563h with blumotion. I don’t quite understand why it works with other blum slides, but not mine.

I know they have blum servo for several hondo, and Ikea carries a somewhat pared down version as utrusta electric push opener for $140. https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30238703/

I’d very much like to not pay even $140 for a bump to open cabinet. Is there something I can jerry-rig with a magnetic touch latch? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-Single-Magnetic-Touch-Latch-Brown-1-Pack-9235969/303007767

Ideas? Surely there’s something that can be thought of to make this work without paying more than what it cost to build the cabinet.

-- SoCalWoodGal http://brittanyjoyner.com/Woodworking.html


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#1 posted 03-19-2018 04:08 AM


I ve built a trash pullout for the kitchen cabinets, using Blum Tandem 563H with Blumotion. I d really like to add something to make opening the trash hands-free for when our hands are dirty and we need access. Blum offers tip on- https://www.blum.com/us/en/01/60/30/?campaign=6OU5m
But not for use with 563h with blumotion. I don t quite understand why it works with other blum slides, but not mine.

- SoCalWoodGal

I’m pretty sure the tip on for Blum only works with the 562 H
I just had to change some out. I had the 563’s
The 562H has the provisions stamped into the guide for the tip on plate to attach to it.
I believe it’s because the tip on is a newer product and they haven’t upgraded all the other slides to adapt to it yet.
I could be wrong on that, it is what I was told from Loius and Co. where I purchase them.

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SoCalWoodGal

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#2 posted 03-19-2018 04:34 AM

Thanks jbay- From what I see online, 562H is similar to 563 except is doesn’t have soft close. I think it’s the soft close that’s the problem with tip on.

-- SoCalWoodGal http://brittanyjoyner.com/Woodworking.html

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#3 posted 03-19-2018 01:10 PM

Yeah, your right, I forgot that.
King Slides makes one.
https://www.amazon.com/Slide-Push-Soft-Close-Drawer-Slides/dp/B00DUB61PO
I’ve never tried it though. IDK about pricing either. ($77.00 May be able to find them cheaper ??)

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#4 posted 03-19-2018 01:44 PM

I’m working with my architect to build my hows now (in 2019), and I’m doing the kitchen cabinets. He got me a couple passes and the wife and I went to the international home builders show in Orlando last Jan.

Went by the blum display and the Tip-on slides that have both soft close and open were sweet. I plan on using those in my kitchen. They are expensive but it will be my last kitchen.

In the words of my dad, buy once cry once (not an original i know). You could rig it but why, if you have to go back even to one, it was a waste of money.

M2CW, but that and a buck fifty will get you a cup of coffee. Cheers

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#5 posted 03-19-2018 03:56 PM

Well, I’m quite proud of myself for this idea. It solves it all with a simple solution and no engineering something on the inside- a small protrusion at the base of the door that I can grab with my foot and pull the drawer open- no hands! It can be a stainless steel plate, or a cup handle, or whatever I decide. It will work great with the smooth slide action of the blum, and not take any precious inner cabinet space with gadgets and gizmos. Yay!

-- SoCalWoodGal http://brittanyjoyner.com/Woodworking.html

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#6 posted 04-03-2018 11:16 PM

This is a little pricey, it works well. Just a bump and it pushes the door open.

Electronic Waste Bin Auto Open Kit

Very “Gee-whiz” gadget.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#7 posted 04-03-2018 11:20 PM

Here is the Low Tech version

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#8 posted 04-04-2018 01:39 AM

hey Brittany …i dont think Blum has anything like what you want ….But i think accuride has what your looking for : https://www.accuride-europe.com/news/166/push-to-open-drawer-slide-from-accuride Hope this helps you out :<))

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#9 posted 04-04-2018 02:05 PM

Blum does have a soft close tip on product, but, I cannot recommend it.
We had one in our showroom, but it rarely worked.
I had the factory rep out several times to adjust it, but within short time it would not work properly again.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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