How To Choose Cabinet Drawer Slides

- Aug 25, 2020-

For cabinet drawers, in fact, the main components are cabinet drawer materials and cabinet drawer slide rails. We know that cabinet drawer slide rails are very easy to break, so the purchase of cabinet drawer slide rails is more important. Let me introduce some Shopping points


The sliding rail of the cabinet drawer is related to whether the cabinet drawer can be pushed and pulled freely and smoothly, to what extent, the load bearing, and whether it will tip over. From the current technology, the bottom drawer slide rail is better than the side slide rail, and the overall connection with the drawer is better than the three-point connection. The materials, principles, structures, and craftsmanship of the drawer slides are very different. The high-quality slides have low resistance, long life, and smooth drawers.

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1. Pay attention to the structure and material of the drawer slide

The most important thing to buy cabinet drawer slides is good load-bearing. Among them, the drawer slides that are connected as a whole are the best, and the three-point connection is the second, and it must be easy to disassemble. For drawer slide rails, inferior materials have a fatal impact on the quality of the slide rails. When purchasing, you must carefully feel the slide rails of different materials with your hands, and choose the slide rails with solid feel, higher hardness and heavier.

2. According to the needs of kitchen cabinets, buy the right model

The purchase of cabinet hardware accessories must be matched with the cabinet. Therefore, the model requirements for drawer slides and other accessories are extremely strict. The length of the slide rails and the requirements for drawers are key considerations. If the drawer is to put very heavy things, pay great attention to the load-bearing capacity of the drawer slide rail and the approximate number of push-pulls that the slide rail can withstand under load-bearing conditions.

3. Select drawer slides for field test

A good cabinet drawer slide has very little resistance when it is pushed and pulled, and when the slide is pulled to the end, the drawer will not fall off or tip over. You can also pull out the drawer on the spot and click on the drawer to see the drawer. Whether there is looseness, whether there is a creaking sound. At the same time, where the resistance and resilience of the drawer slide during the drawer pull-out process appear, and whether it is smooth, you also need to push and pull a few more times on the spot, and observe it to determine.

4. Quality identification of cabinet drawer slides

When choosing a cabinet, the quality of the drawer slide rail steel is also the most important. Good cabinet drawers can be pulled out without tipping off, and they are easy to disassemble. Different specifications of drawers have different steel thicknesses and different load-bearing capacities. It is understood that a 0.6-meter-wide drawer of a big brand, the drawer slide steel is nearly 3mm thick, and the load-bearing capacity can reach 40-50 kg. When purchasing, you can pull out the drawer and press it hard with your hand to see if it will loosen, squeak or turn over.

5. Pulleys of cabinet drawer slides

Plastic pulleys, steel balls, and wear-resistant nylon are the three most common pulley materials for cabinet drawer slides. Among them, wear-resistant nylon is top grade. Due to the use of American DuPont technology, this pulley has the characteristics of smooth pushing and pulling, quiet and silent, and soft rebound. Push and pull the drawer with one finger. There should be no astringency and no noise.

The above is the introduction of cabinet drawer slides and the introduction of purchasing skills. I hope to help you to choose better quality kitchen drawer slides when buying.