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Kreg Magnetic Drawer Slide Mounting Tools

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.9
out of 5
Brand:
Kreg Tool
Model:
NZ03
Price:
$30

Description

Attaching drawer slides — bottom mount or full-extension — parallel to the drawer opening is simple with this magnetic Drawer Slide Mounting Tool. The tool includes an easy-grip handle and a flat surface for clamping. Designed to work with both face-frame and faceless cabinets, the mounting tool features large openings in the side to give you access for driving screws.

For both face-frame and faceless cabinets, aligning the drawer box to full-extension slides is simple with these unique Full Extension Drawer Mounting Brackets ($10). Clamp a bracket under each slide, set the drawer box into the drawer opening so it balances on the brackets, then pull the slide to the front of the box and drive your screws. The 12” brackets work with most common drawer sizes, and the 1/8” tabs on the front of bracket are designed to fit under mounted full-extension slides.

WOOD magazine review

Install ball-bearing drawer slides quick and square

Review Summary

If you’ve ever mounted ball-bearing drawer slides in a cabinet, you know how they make drawers glide like grease on glass. You also know how cumbersome they can be to align and install. Kreg’s Universal Drawer Slide Mounting Tool makes mounting the cabinet side of the glide easy; the complementary Drawer Mounting Brackets ($10) do the same for the drawer side.
I used both accessories to install drawers in some built-in face-frame cabinets on each side of a fireplace, but they also work well with frameless cabinets. First, I stuck the drawer slide to the Drawer Slide Mounting Tool. An integral magnet holds the slide firmly; a flange on the bottom edge of the tool keeps it properly aligned on either the left or right side. Then, I simply clamped the tool to my face frame, and ensured the glide was perpendicular to the face frame. To complete the installation, I simply secured the slide in place with screws, and then repeated the process for the other side. Now, for the drawer. I clamped one Drawer Mounting Bracket under each slide, and set the drawer box onto the brackets. After extending the slide to touch the back of the drawer front, I screwed the slide to the drawer box. The whole process took me about half the time normally required, and with a whole lot less frustration. You can use one accessory without the other. But the cost for both is reasonable, even if you only do a few drawers a year. —Tested by Pat Lowry

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Confirmed performance

Review Summary

Any decent woodworker could probably make either of these jigs ,but for the price and durability of these Kerg ones why would you want to. I'm a cabinet and furniture maker and I've used these for years and they really do work very well and save tons of time. I second that and Kregs superior customer service in standing behind their tools! Bam !

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

A must for mounting slides

Review Summary

This jig eliminates measuring and marking when installing slides — and saves you time. It is a useful asset when building cabinets. It has does require a bit of a learning curve but once I figured them out, it became second nature. It was worth the expense of purchasing verses attempting to fabricate them. They are durable and lightweight and will last for many years to come.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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