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Robert

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01-12-2021 05:08 PM

Undermount slides. I’ve boiled it down to KV and Blum. $3-5 per drawer diff in price is not a factor.

I’ve used KV standard slides before with no issues, but not soft close.

What’s your recommendation?

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#1 posted 01-12-2021 06:39 PM

I’ve only used Blum mainly cause I have a distributor close. And they make a great product.

In my neck of the woods the only thing custom builders use is 5/8” solid drawer boxes with Blum. I honestly don’t see anything else. Most don’t even offer anything else.

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#2 posted 01-12-2021 10:04 PM

I used soft close KV side mounts in all but one of my drawers which has blum under mounts. If I had it to do over, everything would be blum.

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#3 posted 01-13-2021 02:38 AM

I have used the KV MUV+ undermount soft close slides, both 75# and 120#, on several projects. I have been very happy with them and I will be using them again on my brother’s full kitchen rebuild. I order them through Woodworkers Hardware.

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#4 posted 01-13-2021 07:16 PM


I’ve only used Blum mainly cause I have a distributor close. And they make a great product.

In my neck of the woods the only thing custom builders use is 5/8” solid drawer boxes with Blum. I honestly don’t see anything else. Most don’t even offer anything else.

- CWWoodworking

I wish my house was custom. It’s this house that got me into woodworking. All drawer boxes are particle board. When the fronts started to pull off half the kitchen, I decided to look into woodworking. Now I have $1,000,000 worth of tools and wood, lol. I’ve read the Blum are the go to for drawer slides, but I’m not an expert. I’ve cheaped out in the past and regret it. Built nice looking dressers with drawers that don’t function smooth.

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#5 posted 01-13-2021 11:44 PM

Blum 563h or Grass dynapro

Blum isn’t the end all, but its better than kv. KV isn’t that great

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#6 posted 01-14-2021 01:12 AM



Blum 563h or Grass dynapro

Blum isn t the end all, but its better than kv. KV isn t that great

- Jared_S

Have you used anything better than Blum? Not being snarky, serious question.

I’ve tried about 5-6 different brands and always come back to Blum.

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#7 posted 01-14-2021 01:58 AM

The Grass are better imho. Hettich are similar.

Same with the hinges except I prefer salice. Blum works but the equilivent salice model is just better.

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#8 posted 01-14-2021 02:13 AM

IMO the Grass and Hettich clips are junk compared to the Blums.

Accuride makes a couple of very good undermounts.

Disagree also with Salice Hinges being better. I’ll use a Blum hinge myself.

We all have our preferences and opinions based on our own experiences,
so I’m not calling you out, just my own preferences.

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