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Great slides, very sturdy
on November 30, 2009
I used a set of these to replace a very, very cheap bottom-mounted slide mechanism that was worn out to the point it would make the drawer stick and almost fall out of the opening. I'd never done any drawer installation beyond assembling pre-made dressers, so I was completely clueless how to align, measure, or otherwise install drawer slides. It's a lot more involved than I thought, and it was somewhat annoying for a first-timer. I do not place any blame on these drawer slides, it's my own lack of knowledge at fault here.
Anyway, after I spent a while adapting the existing drawer and opening for a side-mounted slide instead of a bottom-mounted slide, the drawer feels incredibly sturdy and slides in and out with ease. If your are familiar with drawer installation, I'm sure you'll also find these slides are top-notch.
For those of you who are as clueless as I was when replacing slides, if you're converting bottom-mounts to side-mounts, make sure the space between the drawer and the cabinet's opening can accommodate the width of the slide. I spent a bit of time with a jigsaw, chisel, and file to expand the opening in order to get the slides installed.