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Forum topic by CWWoodworking posted 02-27-2020 01:42 AM 415 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CWWoodworking

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02-27-2020 01:42 AM

I had a bad night so I just want to b!tch about something that wasn’t my fault.

I stock 4 different lengths of drawer slides but occasionally I need a different size or run out. They are not high end. Just a decent ball bearing slide.

I now have tried HD and Lowe’s ball bearing slides to fill in the times I run out. And good god are they bad.

The HD ones were so bad, I couldn’t use them. They literally didn’t work. I went through all measurements and they were perfect. Just junk slides.

The Lowe’s ones were slightly better, barely useable. Had to bend the back socket so the slide didn’t fall out.

I feel like slides are a basic part that shouldnt be too hard to get right. Anyone else experienced this?

Ahh, I feel better.


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JackDuren

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#1 posted 02-27-2020 02:29 AM

I’ve never used them, but do use the off brands from suppliers which have worked well…

I’ll have to take a peak at them the next time I’m in the store…

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SMP

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#2 posted 02-27-2020 02:32 AM

Have used the full extension ball bearing slides without issue. The only problems I experience are with cheaper “soft-close” slides, even the economy version of Haefel etc.

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Heyoka

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#3 posted 02-27-2020 01:29 PM

I get my slides in bulk from amazon, no problems so far…...

-- Heyoka

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#4 posted 02-27-2020 01:40 PM

Throw Menards into that mix. They are my favorite box store, but the drawer slides are so poor I quit buying them. My normal brand is the KV 8400 series, and I’ve found on the odd occasions where I just need one or 2 sets, I can get them from Amazon, there’s a slight premium, but it’s worth not having to deal with the less expensive ones.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#5 posted 02-27-2020 02:15 PM

Same experience for me. I bought some full-extension slides at the blue borg for drawers in my barn workbench. They were not cheap. They took a lot of effort to open and close the drawers. I fiddled and fussed, thinking I did something wrong. Finally got fed up and replaced them with some GlideRite slides I found online. They worked perfectly with no fuss, so I ordered a box of them to use in my kitchen drawer upgrade project. Love ‘em, and they cost way less.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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ohtimberwolf

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#6 posted 02-27-2020 02:42 PM

Ellen W Do you have a link from where you bought them? I have a lot of kitchen work to do soon and it includes many many slides. Did they ALL work fine? Were they all side mount or mixed? I will need around 40 to 50 pairs. do they offer quanty discounts? larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#7 posted 02-27-2020 03:29 PM


Ellen W Do you have a link from where you bought them? I have a lot of kitchen work to do soon and it includes many many slides. Did they ALL work fine? Were they all side mount or mixed? I will need around 40 to 50 pairs. do they offer quanty discounts? larry

Hi Larry, I bought a ten-pack of the 22” side-mount slides from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071FC83QN/ All 10 pairs are in service and working fine.
You can see that 10-pack is a large discount over the single pricing.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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EllenWoodHead

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#8 posted 02-27-2020 03:34 PM

Here are some of them on my big pots and pan drawers. I can open and close them with one finger, I am happy with these slides. In fact I wrote this up for the Projects page, just waiting for moderator review.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#9 posted 02-27-2020 03:47 PM

I bought the keyboard tray full extension slides from Lowes several years ago and they were complete crap. The angle brackets that attach to the under side of the desk were flimsy so the tray always binds when you try to pull/push it. Also, the little detents that are supposed to hold the tray in the out position don’t hold so the tray is constantly sliding in on you when you don’t want it to. I got so fed up with them that I pieced my own version together with some angle brackets and these full extension slides with locking lever from Amazon.

They work SO much better and they don’t slide in until I pull the levers up which I love.

-- Jarrett - Mount Vernon, Ohio

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ohtimberwolf

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#10 posted 02-27-2020 09:07 PM

CWW What do you usually use and where do you get them?

Thanks Ellen and smitdog.
larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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CWWoodworking

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#11 posted 02-28-2020 01:21 AM

Cshardware.com

Their cheapies.

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