For use with small drawers where side space is an issue such as furniture, kitchen and utility drawers. Features include 3/4 extension, friction disconnect and steel ball bearings.
Slide action difficult after installation on bottom of drawer. Hat to use shims to position slide further away from drawer bottom.
I have been in the market for a solution to my kitchen drawer needs. I have one of those kitchens that look good on the outside but have apartment style slides (plastic center tab that hangs on a metal) it always falls off inside when the plastic wears off a bit or the drawer gets a bit heavy. My drawer boxes width is only half inch narrower (at the most) than the drawer casing (slot) which leaves me a quarter inch side clearance at most.The solution, undermount slides. The only ball bearing undermount slides in the market. Though it's designed for a single center mount per manufacturer, I didn't see why I can't use 2 (1 on each side) to carry the drawer evenly and avoid grinding the sides when the weight inside the box shifts from side to side.Installation was simple. Though I had to add a shim on the drawer box (an 8th of an inch thick wood, 1" wide and 4" long on each ends, front and rear) this is because the outer slide (that attaches to the drawer/cabinet webbing rubs on to my not so perfect drawer box bottom. I won't say it's warped or anything but it's the bottom of a drawer. Unlike the thick sides which remains flat and sturdy, the underside is a thinner wood that carries all the weight and it has a little give in it when you fill your drawers that causes the bottom center to convex a tiny bit therefore slightly creating a bit more friction than normal. I would suppose this will be more evident if you use only one and have it in the center where all the weight converge. I also had to cut the length of the inner part of the slides to fit accordingly to my drawer box. The lenght between the back wall and front drawer webbing (frame) is how to determine the proper length of slides needed. However, my boxes are a good 5" short to the wall. I either had to drill new holes on the inner slideto properly screw it on the box frame (ends) as suppose to screwing it on somewhere in between where the screws will protrude on the inside box and not screwed properly with the box's frame. I found a hole on the inner slide that will line on both ends and I used those rather than drilling new ones. Also by cutting the length of the inner slides it prevented my drawers to pull all the way out. Make sure you cut the front end, not the rear end. Back to installation, I used a tape measure, level and a square to properly align my slides. The truth is, I only ordered a pair to try. It took me a while to get it all lined, adjusted and figure the best way to cope with the discrepancies. When it worked like a charm, I ordered the rest for all my kitchen drawers and when it arrived the installation was a breeze. I prepped everything the way I did my first and it took me the same time to do 10 drawers as I did my first. Plan, plan, plan. Measure twice and cut or drill once. That's my motto. I gave it a 4 star since I don't see how this could be installed without adding a shim especially if center mounted. Also a built in limiter that could be disengaged so drawers don't accidentally pull all the way out would be nice for the price. Btw, I used free 1' paint sticks (stirrers) at Home Depot for shims and some would glue... perfect!
Needed to replace a center drawer slide from 1985 bc its bearings on one side of the slide all fell out. After searching the Net, found these by Accuride at Cabinet Parts. The instructions were pretty good and for the most part easy to understand. The concept is pretty straightforward. A little harder doing the fit as a retro as opposed to a new build but still doable. I purchased by the depth of the cabinet. Seems quality but does not slide as free as I thought it would. I would definitely buy again for the next one that needs replacing.
Really good quality. Runs smooth.
I bought five of these center mount drawer slides to replace the badly worn drawer slides in kitchen cabinets at my church. The slides that I am replacing are L-shaped and attach to the top of the back side of the cabinet with a single screw. It is a challenge to attach the rear of the Accuride slides in the center at the correct height, but I made a template that seems to work. The existing front rollers also seem to work better than the shims that are supplied with the slides, but all-in-all I am satisfied with the price and quality of the Accuride slides.
Very helpful and made other recommendations to help solve my problem
Great customer service helping me decide what part to purchase
Everything I have ordered has been great quality and just as advertised. Thank you for great service.
I was well satisfied.
good website and easy ordering fast turnaround and great customer service when needed