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Thread: which ball bearing drawer slides for shop cabinets?

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    which ball bearing drawer slides for shop cabinets?

    I'm getting ready to start designing my shop cabinets and I'd like to put ball bearing drawer slides in... however the price at rockler and borg are putting me off to this idea...

    I do remember seeing somebody post about decent quality drawer slides for not too much $$$...

    can anybody give me some recommendations or a link.

    I want to make a bunch of drawers, probably 2" deep for hand tools, going all the way to 12"-14" deep for power tools at the bottom... probably a grand total of 40 or more drawers... so anything I can do to keep cost on the slides down I'm all ears.

    Thanks!!!
    -J

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    Jason, my 5 cents is dont go with cheap ones. I did and pay for it every time I open a draw. Its a constant reminder too. Sorry I should add by cheap I mean inferior quality or the wrong type of slide, not the price.
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    I agree... I guess I should say "good quality" but inexpensive.

    -J

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    cshardware.com Good product good prices.

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    Jerry

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    I have used these. $10 a pair in a box of 10 (no screws) and McFeely's is very nice to deal with. Heavy loads in the shop and kitchen pantry (canned goods). No problems, 3 years. There are other sources for around the same price. These Mepla products have proven reliable ( I have no association, I've just used them). I never have to think about them and that pretty much says it all.
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    I too buy from CS Hardware. They have an economy 100# glide for 22" drawers for $7.43 and cheaper in case lots. I've used them in 2 kitchen builds and 2 work benches. Never a problem.

    http://www.cshardware.com/IW_Product...ree?cat=403112
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    Those Mepla ones look pretty good. I'd probably have to get the 650mm for a 28" deep cabinet I'm planning. But how tall are those? A couple drawers I'm planning will be fairly shallow. The pics of the Mepla look sort of wide but I dont see any height spec listed on McFeeleys.
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    Knape & Vogt full extension, 100# capacity, from Woodworkers Hardware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Shepard View Post
    Glenn
    Those Mepla ones look pretty good. I'd probably have to get the 650mm for a 28" deep cabinet I'm planning. But how tall are those? A couple drawers I'm planning will be fairly shallow. The pics of the Mepla look sort of wide but I dont see any height spec listed on McFeeleys.
    I seen to recall 1-3/8" but I will measure for you when I get home . Jim D's KV source looks really good though.

    Ooops! Went home for lunch. Height is 1-7/8".
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 01-16-2009 at 07:57 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Knape & Vogt full extension, 100# capacity, from Woodworkers Hardware.
    Those are some great prices Jim, and I thought CSH had good prices. CSH is the only company I found that would ship to Hawaii though
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