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Drawer Slide Brackets – Best Brackets for all Drawer Types

My cabinetmaking career started with installing epoxy slides in face frame cabinets using plastic drawer slide brackets. Thousands of them, in fact. But unfortunately my first experience with ball bearing slides was painful. Because I didn’t realize ball bearing drawer slide brackets existed I tried custom making shims to mount the slides to the cabinet sidewalls. And it was a mess.  After breaking one slide I was stuck with a constant shim-game to install the slides correctly. But hey, woodworking …

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Best #8 Screws for Drawer Slides (Recycle Factory Screws!)

#8 screws that come with drawers slides are typically junk. And I’ve both experienced this and read the reviews that have dinged good drawer slides over a simple screw. What’s so special about a good #8 wood screw? Well, it needs aggressive threads, a large truss head and a well made head for driving. Otherwise, your perfect drawer adjustment will come out of alignment over normal use of the drawer. And nobody wants to install a drawer slide twice. Consider …

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