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What is Progressive Movement in a Slide?

The ball bearing telescopic slide was a step forward in drawer movement. ‘Progressive movement’ is a step forward from that. Even the telescopic drawer slide has room for progress. As referenced in our Slideology series,

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Has Your Drawer Slide Lost Its Smooth Movement?

5 Steps to Clean and Lubricate Your Drawer Slide Like New Like all hardware, your drawer slide’s movement can lose finesse after years of use. But before you consider replacing your slides, apply these five

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All You Need to Know About Hold-In & Hold-Out Detents

A detent helps hold drawers open or closed. Most Accuride slides come with a hold-in detent. Some Accuride slides include a hold-out detent. Ever close a drawer in your kitchen, turn to do something else,

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Accuride Answers: Five More of Your FAQs Answered

Ever since we launched our new website, customers like you have presented us with a slew of questions. Many of these questions go beyond ones addressed in the FAQ Section of our Resource Page. Here

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Everything You Need To Know About Slide Mounting

A telescopic drawer slide is an oft-overlooked part of cabinetry and machinery. It may not get its due credit, but it’s nonetheless a sophisticated mechanism that makes a big difference. You feel that difference anytime

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Slideology 201: How to Read a Data Sheet

The data sheet header answers frequently asked questions as a brief overview of the key points about a slide. Each letter in the diagram represents a measurement, seen in a table/chart in the next section.

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What is Drawer Rack and How Do I Fix It?

Drawer Racking occurs when a drawer’s slides are out of alignment. That misalignment leads the drawer to rack from side-to-side when you try to pull open or push closed a drawer opening. The easiest way

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Flipper & Pocket Doors: What’s the Difference?

A flipper door is a hinged cabinet-level entry with a door that lifts (“flips”) open and retracts out of view - like a garage door. The retractable opening allows for easy access to contents and keeps the

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Slideology 101: How to Install a Drawer Slide in Five Easy Steps

Accuride slides are top-quality and easy to install. Before starting any installation project, make sure you have all the necessary tools to install your slides. Installing Accuride slides like the 3832E Classic can be installed with

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How Accuride Determines a Drawer Slide Load Rating?

Load ratings are a key determinant when choosing your slide. Accuride cycle-tests each slide to determine the max load capacity. Cycles range from 2,000 to 75,000 cycles, depending on the market. Standards meet national

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