Best guidelines help select stainless steel drawer slides
What is stainless steel drawer slides?
Stainless steel drawer slides are hardware components designed to facilitate the smooth and controlled movement of drawers, pull-out shelves, and other sliding components within furniture and cabinetry.
The most beneficial is the material using 304 stainless steel, this raw material can make sure the drawer slides have a good loading capacity, and also not easy to rust.
1. Load Capacity
One of the first factors to consider when choosing stainless steel drawer slides is the load capacity. Determine the weight that your drawer or shelf will carry regularly, and choose slides that can comfortably handle that load. It’s recommended to select drawer slides with a load capacity slightly higher than the actual weight you anticipate, as this helps prevent premature wear and tear.
HVPAL Hardware offers 3 kinds of load capacity to choose. 45 kgs loading rate, 65 kgs loading rate and, 120 kgs rate. The best one is 120 kgs loading capacity, need fit all the drawer.
2. Length of Slide
Drawer slides come in various lengths, typically ranging from 10 to 28 inches or more. Measure the length of your drawer or pull-out shelf to ensure a proper fit. For full extension, choose drawer slides that are equal to or slightly longer than the depth of the drawer. This allows for easy access to the entire drawer’s contents. HVPAL Hardware can offer full extension stainless steel drawer slides, also over travel stainless steel drawer slides. and the most comment use is full extension drawer slides.
3. Extension Type
Drawer slides come in different extension types, including:
- 3/4 Extension: These slides allow the drawer to be pulled out partially, typically about three-quarters of its length.
- Full Extension: With these slides, the drawer can be fully extended, providing easy access to the entire drawer’s contents.
- Over-Travel: These slides extend beyond the full length of the drawer, making it convenient to access items at the back of the drawer.
HVPAL Hardware recommendation: Full extension drawer slides.
4. Mounting Options:
- Side mounting.
- Under mounting.
Ball bearing drawer slides are usually side mounting drawer slides, this can help drawer slides with holding more loading capacity.
5. Brand and Quality
When it comes to selecting high-quality stainless steel drawer slides, several reputable brands have established themselves as leaders in the industry. Here are a few well-regarded brands known for producing durable and reliable drawer slides: Accuride, Blum.
HVPAL, as one of best drawer slides wholesale from China, offered quality drawer slides for more than 15 years, and the clients all over the world.