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I'm new at drawer building but I need to build 13 drawers for our kitchen and the wife wants to use top-line Blum slides.
Is there a video or a very clear set of photos I can look at to see exactly how to go about installing the slides of the drawer?
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Here ya go: Installation Instructions
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I was hoping for something a bit more clear... seems a bit vague to me. I guess I don't want to goof and a little nervous.
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I'm new at drawer building but I need to build 13 drawers for our kitchen and the wife wants to use top-line Blum slides.
Is there a video or a very clear set of photos I can look at to see exactly how to go about installing the slides of the drawer?
Thanks!
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I've installed a few of their slides, hinges, and hardware which ones are you looking at to install?

Maybe I've installed them before, and can help.

I know one thing they try to sell you drill jigs and special tooling for installation, if your carefull with the hole angle and location the jigs are not required. I've never had to use the jigs yet.

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I've installed a few of their slides, hinges, and hardware which ones are you looking at to install?

Maybe I've installed them before, and can help.

I know one thing they try to sell you drill jigs and special tooling for installation, if your carefull with the hole angle and location the jigs are not required. I've never had to use the jigs yet.

Knock on wood.
I bought the Blumotion Tandem Plus 560H5500...
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I bought the Blumotion Tandem Plus 560H5500...
If your slides are for 5/8" drawer thickness then deduct 3/8" from opening. This will be the outside dimension of your drawer box. Example: using slides for 5/8" sides a 21" opening - 3/8" = 20-5/8" outside drawer width. Your drawer bottom will be 1/2" up from the bottom of the box to clear your slides. You will need to drill a small hole in rear for anti tip hook. The catches will be mounted under bottom in each front corner. If the rear of drawer box extends below bottom then you need to notch out for each slide or cut rear to be flush with bottom

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I'm not sure what thickness the material has to be...I was planning on using 3/4" material. Some drawers will over 30" wide so I want them to be stiff and solid...
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jlord, I think I understand the rest. I'll have to give it try & see what happens.
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Make sure you have the slides for 3/4" material. The slides that take the 5/8" are different from the 3/4" It's not one size fits all.

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