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Forum topic by Phlogis posted 05-03-2013 03:17 PM 1123 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-03-2013 03:17 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drawer slides push-to-open soft close hardware

Caveat: I saw an old topic on this, but all the links led to deleted pages, plus it was pretty old.

I’m very new to woodworking only having completed two projects, none invloving drawers. I’d like to make a nightstand, with only one drawer. I’d like to find slides that are push-to-open as well as soft close. I’m always looking to challenge myself. I don’t mind if they are undermount or side mount (mostly because I’m not aware of the rpos and cons of each, advice on this would also be appriciated).

So if anyone has links to where I can purchase some, as well as links to some drawer how tos, it would be very much appriciated, my googling skills haven’t been very helpful with this. I get a lot of confusing cabnitery results with a lot of terms I don’t recognize.

-- Newbie

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#1 posted 05-03-2013 07:58 PM

I have not looked at the push-open drawer slides, but here's how we settled on the Blum soft-close for our kitchen.

The problem I have with soft-close and push-to-open is that you have to put tension on both the push spring, and the soft-close pull spring, and I’m not sure how you’d get that in the same region of travel without adding energy into the system with something like the Blum servos. Clearly James101’s link to King Slides suggests that somebody’s trying it, but I’m skeptical about long-term reliability or it behaving just like you’d really hope.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#2 posted 05-04-2013 12:37 PM

I don’t know of a slide that will do both. Like james said the blum servo-drive may be what you
want. My price on the sevro is $195.00. COSTLY

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#3 posted 05-04-2013 04:59 PM

Look here at woodworker supply. The page has the different slides along with an actuator that can be added for auto open.

-- mrg

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