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Offline elfick

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DIY Sysport drawer slides
« on: August 02, 2014, 11:08 AM »
I know there are quite a few threads of DIY sysports but I was hoping to get a thread specifically for tried/recommended drawer slides. What is the best drawer slide you've found for sysports. Full extension 16". Quality vs. price or other thoughts.

Thanks!

Offline RobBob

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 12:10 PM »
I think full extension and push to open would be best so that the drawers don't open by themselves when you move the cart around.

Offline Sal LiVecchi

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 12:31 PM »
I use these and the price is always right
http://www.cshardware.com/39-1130-16.html
Worth a look at least
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Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 01:01 PM »
I use these and the price is always right
http://www.cshardware.com/39-1130-16.html
Worth a look at least
Sal

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2014, 11:46 PM »
Those are a GREAT price!

I think these are their push-to-open equivalent:

http://www.cshardware.com/gs-4260-16.html



$9.99 per set (pair)
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 Buy 10 for $9.17 each and save 9%
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Buy 100 for $8.45 each and save 16%

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Offline Don T

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2014, 12:03 AM »
These Gliderite are what I'm planning on using when I build my sysports.
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Offline Bhend18

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2014, 01:02 AM »
These Gliderite are what I'm planning on using when I build my sysports.

I also used the Gliderites for my sysports.
Domino DF 500, CT 36 E, Boom Arm Set, CT MIDI, OF 1400, LR 32, FS 2424/2-LR 32, FS 1400/2 LR32, TS 55 REQ, TS 75 EQ, HKC 55 EB, FS 800, FS 1080, FS 1900, FS 3000, FSK 250, FSK 420, Parallel Guide Set, MFT/3, Kapex KS 120, Kapex UG, CXS, PDC 18/4, Drilling Dust Nozzle, CMS-GE, Carvex PS 420 EBQ, Pro 5 LTD,RO 90 DX, RO 150 FEQ, RTS 400 REQ, RS 2 E, LS 130 EQ, RAS 115 E, CT Wings, Vecturo OS 400, SysLite KAL-2, SYSRock

Offline Kevin Stricker

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 08:39 AM »
I use KV full extension 14" glides from woodworkers hardware on Amazon, for $5.56/pair. Amazon KV glides

Offline johnleve

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2014, 11:33 AM »
Perhaps I measured incorrectly but I thought that I would use an 18" glide and ordered quite a few of these 18" Slides from WWH on Amazon and have already cut my parts to size and am currently assembling.  The systainer is 12" deep and with the lid flipped open enough to stay open and the t-loc latch rotated I thought 16" might work but went with 18" to be sure.  I don't see how it would be possible to use a 14" glide and still have room to keep the lid open.  I probably won't be done with building my first until this weekend so perhaps then I will find that the glides I am using are too long.

Offline johnleve

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2014, 11:35 AM »
In regards to the quality of the glides I just mentioned I have used them before and they have held up very well and I have no concern about them holding a systainer or two although my plan is only one per shelf which I would assume is what everyone else does as well.

Offline bkharman

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2014, 07:48 PM »
I have just ordered a lot of 10 x 16" push to open from FineSlides on eBay. I get them this weekend and will let you know how they make out. The price was 80.00 for the lot of them so the price was right for full extension, push to open. Hope they hold out.

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Offline johnleve

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2014, 11:54 PM »
I put together one of the units tonight and did a little testing.  18" is longer than needed, I would have been happy with 16" glides and I think you could get away with 14" glides as well but I think 12" would be too short if you wanted the lid to stay open by itself.  The glides I purchased do not come out the full 18" but it was within .5 inches but my measurement still seemed to indicate 12" would be too short.

Offline Kevin Stricker

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2014, 08:39 AM »
14" glides work fine as long as they are full extension.  I have two "Chaos" cabinets and a double sided MFT base using 14" glides. No problems.

Offline elfick

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2014, 09:39 AM »
Thanks for the all the replies.
It looks like I'll be going with the 400mm (15.75") slides from CS Hardware
At $46 ($38.60 + ~$8 S&H) for 10 pairs of slides, that is a hard deal to beat.
I want to use 400mm slides because my systainers are going to doubled up sideways on the shelves, the same as they sit on a maxi.
I'd go with 14" if they were facing out.

-Lee

Offline wood pulp

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2014, 10:20 AM »
I put together one of the units tonight and did a little testing.  18" is longer than needed, I would have been happy with 16" glides and I think you could get away with 14" glides as well but I think 12" would be too short if you wanted the lid to stay open by itself.  The glides I purchased do not come out the full 18" but it was within .5 inches but my measurement still seemed to indicate 12" would be too short.


The nice thing about the longer slides is that you can store stuff behind the Systainer, like accessories.

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2014, 01:47 PM »
I am laying out a sysport of my own, and am having a brain cramp.  I don't have my installation sheet handy, is the allocation for the slides a 1/2" from each cabinet side or 1/2" overall? 
Bryan

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Offline jswalcott

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2014, 01:49 PM »
Typically ball bearing slides are a 1/2" for each slide, 1" total

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2014, 02:02 PM »
Typically ball bearing slides are a 1/2" for each slide, 1" total

Thank you. 
Bryan

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Offline AndyCAK

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #18 on: April 17, 2017, 01:43 PM »
I know this thread is a bit stale, but was wondering if anybody has experience with Shop Fox drawer slides.  They make a 16" Push-to-Open Slide for $7.95 per pair.  That's $2.55/pair cheaper than the G-Slide 16"/400mm equivalent.  They don't specifically state full extension (I've emailed Grizzly to clarify), but otherwise look like a good option.  Anybody have an opinion on Shop Fox drawer slides?

Offline rst

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #19 on: April 17, 2017, 05:28 PM »
I used 12" over travel slides that I bought on E bay.
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Offline Vondawg

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #20 on: April 18, 2017, 08:59 AM »
rst - is your unit clear sided? I think I see a sealed door front.  Can you share more pics and did you make it? Thanks
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2017, 08:46 AM »
I was thinking of making some double-deep drawers for Systainers having those
requiring less frequent access in back. My bench is 24.50" (622.5mm) deep and
these slides are 24" and rated for 100 pounds.

I was thinking about these push to open slides and wondering if anyone has used
them and how well the push-to-open feature works and also how they latch when
closing. I take it from the description they are not the soft or self close type and
that is fine by me. I think the push-to-open will allow me to keep the front of the
bench clear of any projecting hardware like drawer pulls and make for easy opening.

If you buy 10 or more they are less than $13 each.

http://www.cshardware.com/gs-4260-24.html
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Offline geoffshep

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2017, 11:52 AM »
You might get 2 systainers on a 24" drawer but I don't think there will room to open them in situ.  I used this template and have 2 systainers on each drawer with room to open both lids.  The drawers are spaced vertically so that they shut with the T-Loc catches open.  I used 700mm drawer runners but unfortunately couldn't find any with push-to-open.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/workshops-and-mobile-vehicle-based-shops/two-deep-systainer-drawers

Offline Bob D.

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2017, 01:36 PM »
Thanks, I looked at both of those threads just now. I knew that 24.5" would
be tight but my plan was to put those Systainers that are not accessed often
in back , more like storage than accessible. So I am believe that I can have
the front box open up with a Systainer of equal or greater height behind it.
If that doesn't work out then I'll just keep a shorter stack in the back.

Guess I better do some sort of mock up before I get into making these and
be sure that the front Systainer will open fully with another behind it. I'm stuck
with the existing depth of the bench and it was not built to hold Systainers.
It's 96" long and divided into five sections that are just over 18" wide.
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2017, 11:01 PM »
I laid this all out setting up two Systainers one behind the other and I can see that
24.5 inches is not going to work as I had hoped.

So for this bench I will just have to leave the Systainers on the shelf without a tray.
I'll get two deep but not the convenience of the pull out tray.

If I ever replace the bench then I could make it deeper but just to be able to fit two
Systainers on a pull out tray is not worth building a deeper bench and I really wouldn't
want to lose the 4" of floor space in my basement shop which is tight to begin with.
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: DIY Sysport drawer slides
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2017, 10:41 PM »
Good thread! Lots of useful suggestions.
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