How To Install And Position The Drawer Slide

- Sep 19, 2020-

After purchasing drawer guides, industrial guides and other products, many customers don’t know how to use them correctly. They may be used, but they are not very standardized, which leads to many problems in the process of using them. For the slide rail, we must master its installation methods. If these operations are not in place, the service life of our furniture will be reduced. Here are some methods for your reference.


1. First determine the drawer gap, according to the product drawing of the steel ball slide or measure the actual thickness of the slide rail, so as to subtract the thickness of the drawer slide from the cabinet width to get the width of the drawer. Generally, the material is 1.2 *1.2*1.5 The thickness of the three-section slide rail drawer guide rail is 12.7mm with a positive tolerance, so we will recommend a 13mm gap on one side to ensure the slide rail can be pushed and pulled freely. But not all 45-wide slide rails on the market are the same, because we found that some manufacturers on the market use thinner materials, such as 0.8 or even 0.6mm, in order to achieve parity, which ultimately leads to the overall thickness of the slide rail. It is only 12.3mm or even 12mm. Therefore, you must confirm with the manufacturer or obtain the final processing size from the actual thickness of the product to ensure that the furniture drawer can be pushed and pulled freely.


2. Select the length of the slide rail according to the length of the drawer, and determine the screw mounting holes on the drawer and cabinet side panels, and fix the screw holes according to the fixed rail (outer rail) given by the manufacturer's drawings (there are various on the market) For various slide rails, the hole positions of the steel ball slide rails produced by each manufacturer are basically different, so you must process them according to the drawings of the slide rail manufacturer you purchased), or install the screw holes according to the actual sample size In order to meet the demand, furniture factories can use machinery to arrange holes for mass production (some manufacturers have holes that are not in the 32 series, and furniture factories need to pay attention). If the personal consumption is small, you can use the manual method of drawing and marking holes to locate. Pay attention to ensure that the positioning is consistent up and down, otherwise the sliding rail will not be smoothly pushed and pulled. Locate the screw mounting holes of the fixed rail on the side panel of the cabinet, and set the screw mounting holes of the movable rail on the side panel of the drawer.


3. After the holes are arranged, pick up the slide rail and pull the slide rail clutch by hand, pull the movable rail (inner rail) outwards, and complete separation from the fixed rail (outer rail). The holes in the row are screwed to the side panels on both sides of the cabinet, and then the two movable rails are locked on the side panels on both sides of the drawer according to the hole positions in the row.


4. After completing the above steps, then align the ends of the movable rails (inner rails) on both sides of the drawer side panels with the ends of the fixed rails (middle rails), and then gently push inward, you will hear a slight The sound of the card indicates that the movable rail and the fixed rail have been linked, and the drawer can be pushed and pulled freely.