Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 71
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HandymanMike Smooth glide
These are great sliding bearings for any pull out set up. Drawers, some custom sliding door/cabinet door, etc. When upright they are pretty sturdy and will hold a drawer full of hand tools (like 80pnds with drawer and tools combined) no problem. I can't say what the work load is, as I have yet to reach it. Easy install for any handyman aka DIY persons.
June 4, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by aesch Soft Close is a gimmick
The soft close feature is a neat gimmick, but poorly made. It relies on a mechanism like a retractable pen, but not as sturdy. It relies on tiny plastic tabs which don't take long to fail.
The slides are only rated a 50# - the slides without the soft close are less expensive and rated for 100#.
Fasteners supplied are 12 of #6x1/2" - ie: 3 per slide and 3 per track. I would like (and used) more of larger fasteners. But larger fasteners at the back end of the track will bind the slide on closing, so...
This review is based on installing 2 sets of 24" slides and 1 set of 20" slides.
February 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Greg The highest quality slides
These are professional, high quality drawer slides. They can also be a bit unforgiving when it comes to alignment, but they do have adjustment built in for aligning the vertical dimensions of the drawer if you choose to use them. My only tip would be to make very sure that the drawer and cabinet area are both square front to back, or else you will be using shims to get your alignment right.
The action on these slides is incredible. They are ball bearing slides, so the pull is extremely smooth. The bearings are on both sides of the slide action, so no Teflon bearing surfaces to wear out over time. These slides will last you a lifetime of hard use. The soft close also works really well. The mechanism catches the slide as it lands the last two inches of travel and then slowly draws it closed for you. It works great, but you have to get the alignment perfect before it will work. That does take some degree of skill and patience.
Fitting these is pretty simple. I fitted them to the drawer first, then the cabinet, but if your cabinet is already enclosed, you might do it the other way around. There is a lot of room between the slide sections to accommodate larger screw heads, so don’t worry about clearance. I used 1.25” sheetrock screws to attach the slides to my cabinet base, and .75” wood screws to attach the slide to the drawer itself.
These are heavy duty and very sturdy. I made a large, 24”x22”x12” drawer out of pine. I’d bet the drawer weighs 10lbs by itself. The slides didn’t even seem to notice the weight. These would be great for things like a slide out trash can, or a pot and pan holder drawer. I’m using them in my shop for a drawer to hold all my finishing goods like sandpaper, stains, glues and putty.
I highly recommend these slides as they quality is unmatched. Be patient with the alignment, and you’ll love the results!
May 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FloridaGator Extremely high quality Slides!
These slides are extremely high quality! Unfortunately, I cannot use these since the existing cabinet/drawer has a bottom mount center slide installation and these are strictly made for an installation on the sides of the drawer and inside the cabinet. The existing installation that I have only allows for a single or double bottom mount slide.
If you have an existing installation that has slides on the sides of the drawer with slides mounted inside the cabinet on each side, you will be good to go.
Due to the very high quality of these slides, I will certainly get the bottom mount slides for this job! Increasing from one slide to two will be a great improvement, but will require a lot of effort to get the alignment just right for a smooth operation of the drawer.
August 23, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Randy Not great
The slides went on easy but the plastic adapters that went with it are junk. I had to cut the side of the rear bracket completely out to allow the slide to close. Once the slide cleared the rear bracket, for some reason, the soft close stopped working. I won't be buying anymore of these for the rest of our drawers.
August 17, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Reconjack Very nice upgrade to any drawer, add on hardware isnt so great
After figuring out that I needed 22 inch soft close slides for my 18 inch drawers in the kitchen, install wasn't all that difficult. The directions are about useless as the only measurement they give that's correct is the 1 1/4" mounting of the slide to the drawer itself. The add on rear brackets needed for any face frame drawer (most any pre-built type stuff is face frame as was the run of the mill drawers I bought from Home Depot years back that these were going into), aren't very well designed. For a heavy duty slide setup like this, the brackets you are forced to buy to make it work are plastic (part D806), and the screws that come with them are all but worthless, too small in length and head size. After figuring out the proper measurements to mount them to the rear inside of my drawer housing, I used 1 5/8 inch dry wall screws that seated and held much better. The initial setup (figuring out which ones you need, vice hardware) will be a pain, but once they're installed and leveled, they work as intended even allowing the entire drawer to slide out of the cabinet itself unlike the low end slides that keep roughly 1/4 of the drawer hidden at max. As these were the only reasonable option I've found that was readily available, they are a good value and I would use them again.
June 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Caitlinny Works as designed
Easy to install if you are building your own drawers. I love the full extension so none of the drawer is wasted and who doesn't love the soft close? No more drawers getting slammed! Works great.
July 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BrianL Great Item
Installed quickly and easily. Works effortlessly to both open and soft close
August 23, 2016