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Morning gang,

well I got a question, Yesterday a guy mentioned to me not to buy my slides and hinges from Home Depot. He said they were inferior quality ?
I can buy from Rockler, here in town instead.
I can order online but I do want to see what I am buying so I am not wanting to do so.
So, what is the opinion of buying from Home depot or Lowes thats the other big guy in town.

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seems to me they are all pretty much the same.

where does this guy get his?
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I only buy from here:

Cabinet Hardware & Hinges - Woodworkers Supply | WWHardware

There's not much to see when it comes to slides. They are what they are.

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Jack; the least expensive slides are pretty much exactly as 'Cocheseuga' says, but if you want quality, full extension, or heavy duty, or specialty slides, go to brand name equipment.
Hinges, Opening Systems and Slides at Richelieu Hardware
Personally, I hate having to re-do stuff; I'm happy to pay a couple of bucks more for material that I know won't fail, and that the manufacturer fully supports. I've had a couple of very nasty experiences with HD off-brand crap. Never again.
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Jack; the least expensive slides are pretty much exactly as 'Cocheseuga' says, but if you want quality, full extension, or heavy duty, or specialty slides, go to brand name equipment.
There's nothing low-quality or not heavy duty about the link I posted. The full extension, 100# slides are anything like you would get anywhere else for a lot more money.

Have you tried them? What's your experience with WW Hardware?

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I looked at ww hardware and saved it to my computer. I also looked at Richelieu and saved it too Later on when I have time I will get a better look
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There's nothing low-quality or not heavy duty about the link I posted. The full extension, 100# slides are anything like you would get anywhere else for a lot more money.

Have you tried them? What's your experience with WW Hardware?
The way I read it, Dan was agreeing with your statement about the inexpensive slides, not criticising the ones you said you use.
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The way I read it, Dan was agreeing with your statement about the inexpensive slides, not criticising the ones you said you use.
I read it differently. Perhaps he can clarify.

I've only ordered from them once (because I still haven't used all of my order), but the price, quality and speed of delivery makes me want to go back.

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There's nothing low-quality or not heavy duty about the link I posted. The full extension, 100# slides are anything like you would get anywhere else for a lot more money.

Have you tried them? What's your experience with WW Hardware?
Sorry for the misunderstanding, Cochesuega, I was referring back to the original post. I wasn't casting doubts on your brand or supplier. I was referring to some of the un-supported stuff being flogged. Once burned, twice shy as they say.
I don't think we have a WW Hardware outlet up here in Canada(?)...
In any case, my point still stands; buy from a supplier that will stand behind their product lines...100%...no wriggle room. That ain't HD!
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My local HD carries Liberty hardware which isn't real high end, more middle. I haven't had any issues with their hinges. I put in 15 drawers with slides from this eBay vendor 2 years ago with no issues.
Full Extension Ball Bearing Drawer slides, Soft Close Slide items in Contempo Living Inc store on eBay!
Maybe if I were doing it on a commercial basis and had 100's to do my outlook/experience may be different.

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