Review

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

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5.0
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