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Just curious if anyone has used these drawer slides.
They are side mount, full extension, soft close style.

I have used similar drawer slides purchased from the big box stores.
Looks like I could save a few bucks by buying at least 15 sets.

Your comments welcome.
Mike
 

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Just curious if anyone has used these drawer slides.
They are side mount, full extension, soft close style.

I have used similar drawer slides purchased from the big box stores.
Looks like I could save a few bucks by buying at least 15 sets.

Your comments welcome.
Mike
Hi Mike, I haven't use those specifically and don't know about the soft close feature as I have never used any of those... yet.
I made new drawers for my kitchen a couple of years ago and got mine from here:
http://stores.ebay.com/Contempo-Living-Inc/_i.html?_fsub=9&_sc=1&_sop=1
I don't recall having any issues with them and they are still working fine. About the only thing I'm not particularly happy about is they use a lever instead of a button to release the stop. When you want to remove a drawer, one lever goes up and the other down to release the thing. Maybe I'm just getting picky in my old age. :smile:
 

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Thanks John. That's the style of drawer slide I have installed in the past. Always looking for a better price.
 

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I have used slides from CSH before. There is a 10% off sale going on now so that should offset the shipping cost. They are smooth and quiet. Cab-mans suggestion seems much cheaper, I have used Knap and Voght products before and they are top notch. Win-win situation for you!
 

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I have used slides from CSH before.
That is what I ordered - 22 inch full extension, soft close. Not the cheapest, but still cheaper than the big box stores. They look pretty good. I should have them installed in a few days. Just my luck. Missed the sale by a week.
 

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Big secret...most full extension slides have a detent on the sides to allow a soft close.






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Esplain Lucy! :smile:
There is a six dollar difference between the soft close model by KV and the CSH soft close model. Further, there is an eleven dollar difference between the KV soft close and the CSH non soft close, so if there is a way to make the units not listed as soft close function as such, that would be a huge savings!!

Thanks.
 

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Esplain Lucy! :smile:
There is a six dollar difference between the soft close model by KV and the CSH soft close model. Further, there is an eleven dollar difference between the KV soft close and the CSH non soft close, so if there is a way to make the units not listed as soft close function as such, that would be a huge savings!!

Thanks.
The "soft close" function varies among brands. It could be a spring loaded actuator to pull the drawer shut at the last inch or so of travel. Or, it could be just a smooth restraint to keep the drawer from slamming, or from falling out.

Of the soft close slides I've used, I've had more slide failure from parts breaking or cracking making me determine that their cost isn't worth that function. It's only a drawer slide.

The standard full extension slides I linked have three tabs on the cabinet member (see picture below). They can be bent out to create as much restraint on the drawer member as desired. I use those especially for RV's, and boats/yachts.
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Interesting. I take it that you mean to bend the tabs inward though, towards the sliding component to put more friction on it?

Not a true soft close, but for the savings, certainly shop and all around worthy. High end kitchens though.. still gonna shell out for the blum soft close.
 

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A word of caution on soft close drawer slides. They are very dust sensitive. I always remove them from the cabinet below a range area where they are cutting a hole in a granite top. The first time I used them I had to replace the slides because of the granite dust. I washed them out with mineral spirits and blew them out with compressed air and re-oiled them but they still wouldn't close right.
 

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A word of caution on soft close drawer slides. They are very dust sensitive. I always remove them from the cabinet below a range area where they are cutting a hole in a granite top. The first time I used them I had to replace the slides because of the granite dust. I washed them out with mineral spirits and blew them out with compressed air and re-oiled them but they still wouldn't close right.
Thanks for the heads up.
 

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I've used hundreds and hundreds of KV8400 full extension 100 lb slides, but not the self or soft closing type. My commercial cabinet customers did not call for the fancy stuff that homeowners often want in their dream kitchens. I can't tell from your photos what brand those slides are, but if they are KV they are among the best.

Since your using side mount slides, are you building frameless cabinets?
 

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I think it's cool watching the drawer slowly close the last inch or so, but I never understood why people want them. I mean if you like 'me get 'em. I just have never slammed a drawer shut and don't ever hear one of my family members doing it. What does make since to me is soft close on euro cup hinges. Those things self close and make a lot of racket with out some type of dampening device. So if I get to choose I put soft close hinges and normal slides on all of my jobs and all of my personal cabinets for that matter.

I will give a +1 on the KV slides
I have also had great experience with liberty slides.
 
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