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Drawer Slide Jig?

Which drawer slide jig would you recommend out the these two choices, rockler or kreg?


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I've never used the Kreg, but I do have a Rockler and it has held up pretty good and is pretty easy to use
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I just cut a sheet of 1/4" plywood and lay it on the floor of the cabinet against the side. It insures the distance from the floor up is identical on both sides. If it's a one time cabinet start with the top drawer and keep cutting it for the drawers below. If it's a routinely built cabinet just keep the plywood panels for the different spacing.
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I just cut a sheet of 1/4" plywood and lay it on the floor of the cabinet against the side. It insures the distance from the floor up is identical on both sides. If it's a one time cabinet start with the top drawer and keep cutting it for the drawers below. If it's a routinely built cabinet just keep the plywood panels for the different spacing.


So the plywood is the jig?


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So the plywood is the jig?


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Yes, you sit the drawer slide on top of the plywood up against the side of the cabinet and screw the guide to the side of the cabinet. It makes both of the slides exactly the same distance from the bottom of the cabinet. It's not that critical how far you put the slide back from the front of the cabinet unless you are doing inset drawers. I normally just position the slide about 1/16" back from the front which I just guess the distance.
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Yes, you sit the drawer slide on top of the plywood up against the side of the cabinet and screw the guide to the side of the cabinet. It makes both of the slides exactly the same distance from the bottom of the cabinet. It's not that critical how far you put the slide back from the front of the cabinet unless you are doing inset drawers. I normally just position the slide about 1/16" back from the front which I just guess the distance.


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i do a similar thing with 2 pieces of scrap 1x . cut them to fit under the slide and equal length, one in the front one in the back. move them to the other side. cut them down for the next drawer height/slide set. repeat. you do have to be handy to hold up 2 of them. the plywood would likely be a better option, if you have trouble.


when the cleats are holding up the slides, I just mark a couple of holes in the slide. I only install a couple of screws to start, then use the remaining holes to make any adjustments on the slide if needed.
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I just cut a sheet of 1/4" plywood and lay it on the floor of the cabinet against the side. It insures the distance from the floor up is identical on both sides. If it's a one time cabinet start with the top drawer and keep cutting it for the drawers below. If it's a routinely built cabinet just keep the plywood panels for the different spacing.
Actually, I think you need two pieces of plywood identical in height placed vertically inside the cabinet sides, one on the right, the other on the left. Some sticky tape will hold them in place temporarily while they support the drawer slides. It's a good, simple method for getting them at the same height and level.

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Actually, I think you need two pieces of plywood identical in height placed vertically inside the cabinet sides, one on the right, the other on the left. Some sticky tape will hold them in place temporarily while they support the drawer slides. It's a good, simple method for getting them at the same height and level.


So if you are doing more than one drawer and you do the first drawer measured from bottom of cabinet using the plywood method then how would you do another drawer and so on?


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I used to use plywood, but if you are building furniture that has different depths of drawers I ended up running out of scrap and had to cut good wood


The rockler jig holds the glides real good and makes it a lot easier
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You need to cut the plywood down a bit

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So if you are doing more than one drawer and you do the first drawer measured from bottom of cabinet using the plywood method then how would you do another drawer and so on?


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You center the slide for the next drawer and cut the plywood shorter so it supports the slide on the marks. You do end up using a bunch of plywood as Catpower suggests above, so if there's not a good supply of scrap plywood, better to use the Rockler jig.

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I used to use plywood, but if you are building furniture that has different depths of drawers I ended up running out of scrap and had to cut good wood


The rockler jig holds the glides real good and makes it a lot easier


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You center the slide for the next drawer and cut the plywood shorter so it supports the slide on the marks. You do end up using a bunch of plywood as Catpower suggests above, so if there's not a good supply of scrap plywood, better to use the Rockler jig.


Thank you for the advice. Ill end up getting the rockler jig


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Actually, I think you need two pieces of plywood identical in height placed vertically inside the cabinet sides, one on the right, the other on the left. Some sticky tape will hold them in place temporarily while they support the drawer slides. It's a good, simple method for getting them at the same height and level.
I don't use two pieces. Once you have one slide screwed on you can move it to the other side and mount that one. They stand up pretty good without taping them on so I don't bother with that. Usually you can put your knuckles against the plywood while holding the slide so it isn't going anywhere.
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