Setscrews catch the ends of the grooves, stopping the drawer's travel when it's pulled out or pushed in.
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Drawing of drawer and slide

While building a cabinet for hardware storage, I came up with a screwy solution for drawer stops: setscrews. Stopped grooves routed in the drawer sides fit over a pair of setscrews installed at the front of the cabinet, as shown. 

I placed the setscrews and grooves on the centerline of the drawer opening. After drilling the pilot holes in the cabinet sides, the setscrews easily threaded in using a hexhead wrench. I drove them flush before installing the drawer.

After routing the grooves in the drawer sides, I drilled a 1/4" access hole near the rear of each groove. With the drawers installed, I aligned the access holes with the setscrews and backed out each screw 3⁄16" to trap the drawer in the opening. The setscrews catch the ends of the grooves, stopping the drawer's travel when it's pulled out or pushed in.

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