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    Good inexpensive drawer slides

    Iím redoing some kitchen drawers and need some full extension slow close slides (side mounted, 22Ē). And man these can break the bank when you a bunch! I need 16, and when the nicer Blum or KVís are $30 each thatís $500 just in slides.

    So Iíve been looking at some more value priced slides. There are a lot on amazon, and seem to get great reviews, such as Liberty, Gobrico, Lontan, and Promark.

    Does anyone have any experience with these? The only things I seem to fine online other than Amazon seem to be fabricated websites or YouTube videos with reviews.

    Weíre talking $500 vs $200, so thatís a pretty big difference.

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    Can't speak for all the brands you mentioned, but to save $$ I used Liberty 100# side mounts on some shop drawers. They are adequate, but not great. I do have one drawer pretty full ,but nowhere near 100# and it racks out some. The lighter drawers work OK.

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    I think these guys are still the best deal
    https://ahturf.com/hardware/blum-products.html

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    I use Grass undermount slides because they are a much better value than Blum or KV. Work well for me. They offer ball bearing side mount units.

    https://www.grassusa.com/products/ball-bearing/

    Thanks.

    Brian
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    In my book, the kitchen is no place to cheap out on drawer slides. Unless you are remodeling to sell the house.

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    How 'bout these from Custom Service Hardware:

    lhttps://www.cshardware.com/g-slide-4...0mm-21-65.html

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    Check what Menards has. I think Hickory is the line they carry. I've used them on some shop things and they seem to work fine. Plus you can try a few and see if you like them before committing to all 16.

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    I've used Hawthorne & Reid from ovisonline.com a couple of times and have had good luck.

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    Most of the full extensions I've used came from Lee Valley, but I know you can buy ten packs of them from Amazon for pretty darn good prices if you don't mind no-name brands.
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    I ordered the Promark brand off of the net earlier this year. They had a 10 count for around $70 if I'm not mistaken. I used several in my shop cabinet build for my lathe accessories and they do great even though I'm close to the max weight limit on a few drawers. I used the rest in my kitchen for lower cabinet pull-outs for our pots and cast iron skillets, etc. No issues, no problems. I would buy them again if needed because of the price, compared to the others that are much more expensive.
    SWE

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    Those are not good prices, 22" side mounts should be closer to half that price. We use Hettich pretty often, a box of 5 pairs is $60 from a borg, cheaper from our cabinet materials supplier, they work fine.

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    I used Promark for my shop cabinet - miter saw station - I built last December. They work well. They are 26" slides. I put quite a bit of weight on them and so far, they held up well.
    Rich Aldrich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Rozmiarek View Post
    Those are not good prices, 22" side mounts should be closer to half that price. We use Hettich pretty often, a box of 5 pairs is $60 from a borg, cheaper from our cabinet materials supplier, they work fine.
    Those arenít soft close. Soft close are $80 for 5 pair, or $16/pr.

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    Good to hear about the positive reviews of Promark. Thanks

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