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noone

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560 days ago

Just wondering what types of drawer slides you use in closet drawers, bath vanity and kitchen drawers.

Soft close? Ball bearing? Brand?


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SamuraiSaw

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#1 posted 560 days ago

Personally, I’m not a fan of the soft close slides or hinges. I do like full extension slides for drawers designed for heavier loads, especially in the kitchen. It doesn’t take long for pots, pans, and lids to add a lot of weight and the full extension slides handle that much better.

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#2 posted 560 days ago

Soft close, it seems to be the rage with customers. I hate the noise of the ball bearing side slides, but they can withstand a lot more weight than the soft close under mount.

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noone

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#3 posted 560 days ago

How about for a bath vanity. Full extension ball bearing? Under mount or side mount?

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Ben

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#4 posted 560 days ago

I agonized over this for way too long for what to use in my kitchen. I decided on Blum tandem undermounts soft close. Haven’t installed them yet but they are very heavy and substantial and appear to be high quality.
I could be wrong but this seems to be a very popular slide.

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#5 posted 560 days ago

Grizzly has some full extension slides, both inexpensive and more costly. I chose the cheaper ones for my kitchen, and am happy with them.

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#6 posted 559 days ago

blummotion

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Dan Lyke

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#7 posted 559 days ago

For our kitchen I did a little look at various undermount drawer slides. As I note, there are trade-offs: There are things I really liked about the Accuride slides, but we ended up going with the Blum slides. Maybe the videos and notes there will help…

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

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noone

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#8 posted 559 days ago

Thanks for the input.

Can any of you recommend some retailers that I can compare my Hafele pricing to?

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#9 posted 559 days ago

Accuride full extension, or overtravel ball bearing slides from Rockler.
I personally hate self closing / soft close slides. Unless all the slides in your house are like this, you start leaving drawers open everywhere assuming they will close on there own!
Cost of the soft close was $900 for my bedroom set. Compared to Accuride at $13 per pair, and I had already used these in the past with great success.

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