How to choose the drawer slide? Recommendation of the most cost-effective damping/locking/heavy drawer slides in 2021 - Aolisheng

How to Choose the Drawer Slide?

1. What is a slide rail?
2. What is the ball drawer slide?
3. How to disassemble the drawer slide?
4. How to choose a slide rail?

1. What is a slide rail?

Rails are hardware connecting parts that are fixed on the cabinets of furniture to allow drawers or cabinet panels to move in and out. Slide rails are suitable for connecting wooden and steel drawers such as cabinets, furniture, document cabinets, bathroom cabinets and other furniture. At present, there are steel ball slides, roller slides and silicon wheel slides on the market.

Whether large and small drawers can be pushed and pulled freely and smoothly, as well as the load-bearing capacity, depends on the support of the slide rails. 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.

The damping guide rail will use hydraulic pressure to slow down the speed when the drawer is closed to the last distance, reduce the impact force, and form a comfortable effect when closing. Even if you use force to push the drawer, it will close gently, ensuring perfect and quiet movement.

It relies on a brand-new technology to adapt to the closing speed of the drawer. The product uses hydraulic buffer technology to slowly close the drawer when there is still a distance from the limit of the drawer, reducing the impact force and forming a comfortable effect when closing. It is equipped with a damping slide rail. Make the furniture more high-end, reduce the impact force to form a comfortable effect when closed, and ensure that even under long-term use, there is no need for maintenance.
There are various types of sliding rails and a wide range of applications. Commonly used are drawer slides, curtain slides, and door slides, which are very convenient for drawers, curtains, and glass doors. Generally, the slide rails are mostly made of alloy and are also made of copper, but the alloy material is more durable.

Second, what is the ball drawer slide
Steel ball slide (Slide or Drawer Runner) is divided into light steel ball slide and heavy steel ball slide; it is a track on which moving parts slide, generally in a groove shape, and the ends of the moving parts are fixed with rollers, balls or sliders. The sliding block, roller or ball are stuck in the track groove, and then they can slide in the groove, so that the moving parts can move on the slide rail. The steel ball slide is a slide rail that uses high-precision steel balls as the balls. Generally, a bead piece is embedded in the outer strip of the slide rail to fix the steel balls on both sides. The moving parts are placed on the bead pieces, and the moving parts are made by the rolling of the steel balls. Slide forward, mostly used for cabinets, wardrobe drawers and tool boxes, tool cabinets, fire trucks, etc. Easy to install and disassemble, no tools required, smooth and silent is its main feature.

3. How to disassemble the drawer slide?

Pull the drawer to the end, find the plastic buckle in the picture below, which is the pointed plastic in the picture, gently break it, press both hands at the same time, and pull the guide rail back to disassemble it. It's relatively simple and convenient.

Four, how to choose slide rails/guide rails?
The comfort of the slide rail depends on the material of the pulley. It is recommended to choose a damping slide rail to reduce the impact force through hydraulic buffering, forming a comfortable effect of closing, and the damping slide rail is assembled to make the furniture more high-end, quiet and silent when sliding, without a sense of astringency. There is no noise.

1. Regarding the structure, the first choice is the slide rail with integral connection, which has good load-bearing performance, followed by the three-point connection structure. At the same time, the material of the slide rail also plays a vital role in the quality of the slide rail. Choose the slide rail with good texture, high hardness and heavier;

2. Adjust measures to local conditions, measure the required length, apply to the scene, and require geometric load-bearing, etc.

3. Experience for yourself When you pull out a good drawer slide, you will feel less resistance. When the slide rail is pulled to the end, the drawer will not fall off or tip over. At the scene, you can also pull out the drawer and click on it with your hand to see if the drawer is loose and if there is a creaking sound.

4. Long-term planning Most of the brands correspond to the quality. You can learn more about the slide rail brands before you start, and compare their pros and cons. Good quality hardware can save you a lot of troubles about maintenance. The wall panels of well-known brands are thicker, finely crafted, and durable. Small-brand slide rails have thinner wall panels and rough workmanship. After a period of use, problems such as poor sliding, noise, and damage will occur. Of course, the price difference between the two is also relatively large, remember "you get what you pay for".