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504 days ago

What types of drawer slides do you prefer?

I’m trying to wade through the multitudes of choices here.

Is ball-bearing full extension the way to go, such as the Accuride 3832?

Should I stay away from the ‘self-close’ versions?

Recommendations and experiences?


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#1 posted 504 days ago

I just stay away from the european ones. You’ll see me of them at big box stores. They’re usually painted white. I like the full ball bearing ones. Just be careful to research some for weight if you’re building something that is going to enclose heavy stuff. Beyond that they all see to work pretty good for me.

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#2 posted 504 days ago

Accuride® Eclipse 3132EC Undermount Slide (self-closing, soft-close)

OR

Accuride® Eclipse 3132SC Undermount Slide (self-closing)

Is the soft-close mechanism worth the extra cost on these?

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#3 posted 504 days ago

Has anyone used the Salice Soft and Silent concealed undermount slides?

These slides seem much more affordable.

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#4 posted 504 days ago

Centerline 757 full extension slides, black finish (comparable to accuride, but they come in even lengths).
Accuride 1029 centermounts for small, lightweight drawers where 3/4 extension is acceptable.
The 757’s run $12-13 per pair. Unless you are buying in volume expect to pay around $50 per pair (plus accessories) for Blumotion soft close slides.
I don’t care for the european style slides with nylon rollers either. They work fine, I just think there are better choices for fine furniture.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 504 days ago

I’ve used the Blum undermount slides for years and love the slides. I switched to the Blumotion when they where introduced. Personally, I really like the soft close feature.

I’ve used the KV undermount a few times because they where cheaper, but didn’t think they where quite as smooth as the Blum.

I’ve never used the Salice Soft and Silent concealed undermount slides. Years ago I used to a lot of Salice hinges because of my local supplier and one of the factory reps. would call on me at the shop. I really liked the quality of their hinges and used them until my supplier went out of business. I would suspect the quaility of their slides would be as good as their hinges.

I’ve always perferred the undermount slides over a ball bearing full extension side mount slide because I felt the undermount is smoother and you don’t see any of the slide when you open the drawer. That was always a big deal for me since I dovetail all my drawers and didn’t want to cover half of it up with a slide.

Weight should not be a problem, unless you’re building big drawers and wanting to store lead in them. Most undermounts are rated at either 75 or 100lbs.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#6 posted 504 days ago

John-

Any recommendations on where to buy hardware cheaper than Hafele online?

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#7 posted 504 days ago

HardwareHut.com

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#8 posted 504 days ago

Blum fan! Great slides

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 504 days ago

For what it’s worth, I have used the Accuride┬« Eclipse 3132EC Undermount Slides (easy close) with great success. Solid, smooth operation, easy to install. I purchase them from A&H Turf & Specialties Inc—ahturf.com. They have been very reliable, and are reasonably priced. They also carry Blum etc. May be having a sale now.

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#10 posted 504 days ago

Noone,

I could order Blum through my wholesale supplier, but one of the on-line companies I’ve ordered from in the past is Woodworker’s Hardware in Sauk Rapids MN. They handle most of the different brands. I’ve had good luck ordering from them for different items.

They really have a nice catalog also.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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noone

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#11 posted 504 days ago

I ordered those salice undermount soft close slides since the price was right.

I hope they are as good as their hinges!

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huff

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#12 posted 503 days ago

Noone,

Where did you order them from?

I hope you will give us a review on them when you get a chance to use them.

Thanks

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#13 posted 503 days ago

Hafele.

I will let you know how they work out.

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#14 posted 503 days ago

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#15 posted 503 days ago

A&H Turf has the best prices I’ve found on Blum Tandem undermounts.

http://ahturf.com/store/index.php?route=product/category&path=256

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