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Forum topic by rockindavan posted 05-24-2012 07:12 PM 2200 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rockindavan

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05-24-2012 07:12 PM

I am building a cabinet for below my bench and I am looking for some drawer slides for a few drawers. I want side mount slides and full extension or possibly over extension. I am looking at the accuride soft close. Wondering of anyone has used these or have any others that they like. Not worried about price, but would rather have the best I can get.


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tenontim

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 11:46 PM

I get mine from here, when I need mechanical guides. http://www.wwhardware.com/

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#2 posted 05-25-2012 01:54 AM

Check out Veritas/Lee Valley and Woodcraft for large selections. If not available locally, I’ve bought from Veritas with good luck over the years.

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 05-25-2012 01:06 PM

I have used the self closers in quantity. They won’t work (the SC part) on a really heavy drawer. What’s the size and function of the drawer?

Accuride 3832SC is available in full extension as well as FE with 1” overtravel.

Kindly,

Lee

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#4 posted 05-25-2012 01:26 PM

I used Accuride 100lb regular slides and they work great. Bottom drawer I have 10 saw blades, 2 dado sets and what ever else I can store in the drawer and it slides out smoothly…....

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#5 posted 05-25-2012 02:41 PM

Gshepherd, what I was referring to was the self closing feature. Are yours SC?

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#6 posted 05-25-2012 02:55 PM

Accurides work well, I haven’t installed the self closing ones yet.

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rockindavan

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#7 posted 05-25-2012 05:06 PM

Thanks Lee for the reassurance, I was looking at the 3832SC. The drawers are about 10×18 and won’t have more than 10-20 lbs in each.

Is there much of a difference between the 3832SC and 3832EC? From what I can tell one needs a stronger pull force.

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Lee Barker

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#8 posted 05-25-2012 11:45 PM

I am not familiar with the EC. I get the feeling I’m about to learn something again!

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#9 posted 05-25-2012 11:59 PM

Since I do a lot of RV repair and remodeling, I use some from a eBay vendor that have a bit of a ‘lock’ when they close.

there is a definite tug to get the drawer out and they are rated for 100 lbs at 3/4 extension. They resemble the Accuride, but I can’t say they are the same company.

I’ve even use a single one laying on it’s side under a drawer for a bottom mount. After 12 years it’s still there and doing it’s job nicely.

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rockindavan

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#10 posted 05-26-2012 12:21 AM

Anyone use the Knape and Vogt slides, KV 8450FM Soft Close Drawer Slides?

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rockindavan

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#11 posted 05-26-2012 12:22 AM

I guess a better question is what is the difference between “soft closing” and “self closing”?

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Dan Lyke

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#12 posted 05-29-2012 11:21 PM

I compared a couple of drawer slides here, including video of the action of what happens when you get heavy loading on the slide. For our purposes for our kitchen, we settled on the Blum slides, but there are reasons I like the Accurides too.

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

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#13 posted 05-29-2012 11:28 PM

I make my own by fixing a stick of oak about 3/4” x 1/4” on each side and then routing (or dado) a 3/4” slot on each side of the drawer. This maximizes the interior width of the drawer. Most side mounted slides cost you about an inch. I realize that’s not the answer to your question, but in building a bunch of stuff for my shop I realized the drawer slides costing $10-$25 was just not worth it. Eventually I started experimenting with making my own.

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Dan Lyke

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#14 posted 05-29-2012 11:47 PM

So the thing I discovered about MoshupTrail’s method is that on my maple and ziricote toolbox is that the drawers should fit as tightly as possible (to avoid racking), but also that ¾” is too thin for my sides: They really need to be braced better, as a wide drawer can force them larger and make another drawer rack. And fitting them all is then really hard.

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

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