Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 100
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JoJo Soft close dampers
They were perfect for my replacement cabinet door fronts
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Idiotstick They work like a charm!
Very simple to install. I positioned the closer in the upper corner on the hinge side, then used a finishing nail to mark the drill spot (cabinet wood can be very hard and slippery. Next I drilled the 3/32" hole, put in the screw to hand tightness, and it worked perfectly. One note, loosen the adjustment screw before installing the closer. They are usually screwed all the way in, but for light cabinet doors they need to be much looser. If you unscrew it too far it will come off, but is easily reinstalled. Best part: No more loud cabinet door banging! We put them in all kitchen and bathroom cabinets, where they work perfectly.
February 10, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bdogg You get what you pay for
Easy to install, and they work fairly well. The closing action is okay, but not completely smooth. They look and feel like they cost a couple bucks.
Don't use these, however, if you want a quality or luxury feel. They are plastic. They feel really cheap and look just okay. I don't like how there's an extra thing to look at next to the hinge, but I suppose I could get used to it. The single screw doesn't do a great job of securing the damper, so I had to add another. I was left unsatisfied.
I then tried swapping out my cabinet door hinges for hinges with "soft close" built in (also from Home Depot). They were twice the price, but closed beautifully. I'm going to use those in the rest of my kitchen. For me, it's worth the extra money to get that luxury feel.
March 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HomeSenator No more slamming
While going through the aisles in Home Depot, I ran into this damper and thought to give it a try. Material is all plastic and does not feel sturdy at all. Installation requires a drill and a 3/32 drill bit to make pilot hole. The hole is to be made at a 65 degree angle. The damper sits in the very corner of the cabinet where front vertical and horizontal panels connect. You in fact can screw it where ever you want but the corner will be the best place where it can get maximum beating. You absolutely do not need any special skills to install it, the process is fairly simple. So far, I don’t hear any cabinet slamming and it’s been working great. On most of my kitchen cabinets, I had to install 2 dampers on each door (one top and one at the bottom) since single damper was not really stopping the door if I closed it a little hard. But with 2 in place, it’s working just as I wanted. It’s a simple solution to avoid door slamming and giving your cabinets a high-end look. I cannot speak about longevity but for now I am liking it.
November 18, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JohnR Good idea. Doesn't work so well on cheap "builder grade" cabinets.
If you have heavier cabinets, I believe this product would work just fine. I found that my cheaper "builder grade" (ie, not solid wood, but thin veneer) cabinets could not find the sweet spot between softly closing and not closing the door all the way. I tried several different positions, but ended with the same results.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SRQrainbarrels Worth the money
I just bought one of these to try out today. It only takes a minute or two to install and it adds a really nice feel to the door. I'll be adding them to all the doors in our kitchen. I would definitely recommend these! There are more expensive versions of these available, but these seem to work just as well. I wish I had gone ahead and grabbed the ten pack.
December 11, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dusty Don't Waste Your Money
I like the way it sits out of sight, but sure didn't have as much luck as other reviewers. Don't believe the video. Product is hard to install--especially on the doors of an undersink cabinet. (Hard to line up the drill.) Made of plated plastic!! Even with the adjustment set to max, the DOOR STILL BANGED!! And it began to come loose after just a few test closes. Sorry, I'm returning them.
January 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shawn Love at first close.
I was looking at hinges and spotted these, I purchased three just to try and see. After the easy install and adjustment on one of them, I went back and purchased enough to finish the remaining cabinet doors. Everyone in the house thinks they are great.
I tried many times to quiet down the loud thump the doors make when they close using a variety of different stick-on rubber or felt pads with little success. These completely quieted the doors with little effort or time.
Used on standard 30 in. wood upper cabinet doors.
September 18, 2015