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What are the Categories of Drawer Slides?


If the hinge is the heart of the cabinet, the slide is the kidney of the drawer. Whether those large and small drawers can be pushed and pulled freely and smoothly and how about the bearing capacity depends on the support of the slide. From the current technology, the bottom slide is better than the side slide, the overall connection with the drawer is better than the three-point connection.


The material, principle, structure and technology of the under cabinet drawer slides vary greatly. The high-quality slide has small resistance, long service life and smooth drawer.


1. Roller drawer slide


This kind of slide has appeared for a long time. It is the first generation of silent drawer slide. At present, it has been slowly replaced by steel ball slide in the new generation of furniture. The roller slide has a relatively simple structure and is composed of one pulley and two rails. It can meet the daily push-pull needs, but it has poor bearing capacity and does not have the functions of buffer and rebound. It is commonly used in computer keyboard drawers and light drawers.


2. Steel ball drawer slide


Basically, the steel ball drawer slide is two-section and three-section metal slide. The more common one is the structure installed on the side of the drawer, which is relatively simple to install and saves space. Good quality steel ball slide can ensure smooth push-pull and large bearing capacity. This slide can have the function of buffer closing or press rebound opening. In modern furniture, steel ball slide is gradually replacing roller slide and becoming the main force of modern furniture slide.


3. Gear type drawer slide


This kind of slide includes hidden slide, horse drawn slide and other slide types. It belongs to medium and high-grade slide. The gear structure is used to make the slide very smooth and synchronous. This kind of slide also has the function of buffer closing or press rebound opening. It is mostly used on medium and high-grade furniture. It is rare in modern furniture because the price is relatively expensive, it is not as popular as steel ball drawer slide, this slide is the future trend.


4. Wooden drawer slide


The wooden slide is commonly used in the interior of the drawer. It is a connecting part that uses wood as raw material and is fixed on the cabinet body of the furniture for the access of the drawer or cabinet board of the furniture. It is commonly used in solid wood furniture. The wooden drawer slide is known as the ten thousand years slide, is more and more favored by everyone. Moreover, due to the difference in humiture and temperature in winter and summer in the South and North, the wooden slide can shrink and expand at the same time with the cabinet to ensure the smooth and consistent use, and the more you use it, the smoother it will be.


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