Drawer Slide Release Lever (DIY Project Download)

Just in case you don’t live and breathe slide products, the following information will help you gain a better understanding of how slides work, their attributes, and what to consider in your design process. Focus on the top drawer. When you need to remove more than one drawer from a piece of furniture, you should usually start with the top drawer. Progressively work your way downward, saving the bottom drawer for last. I can’t figure out how to remove a drawer. It is a custom kitchen drawer (the wood is marked KraftMade Cabinetry). The drawer has metal tracks on the sides with ball bearings visible. I just had the same problem and mine has a lever on both sides that had to be moved up or down.

drawer slide release lever 2That said, there are no levers on this drawer, and as you see from the pictures there doesn’t seem to be any release mechanism either. It wouldn’t be the end of the world if i couldn’t remove the drawer were it not for the fact that I can’t get in there and remove the rest of the screws due to their proximity (can’t get the tools in there). Bracketry – Metal adapters that are fastened to the slides for mounting into an EIA type enclosure. Typically the front bracket is fixed and the rear bracket offers length adjustment. 20 inch Allison 300 Series Side Mount Drawer Slide.

Remove one screw using a screwdriver, from the front of the runners on both sides of the drawer, located about 1 inch from the front of the runners. Press the rocking lever down and hold it, or bend the spring-loaded lever down, to release the drawer. Contact a DSI sales representative at 800-745-1778 for pricing on Knape and Vogt KV Ball Bearing Drawer Slides. 65 lb. low profile full extension drawer slide features a lever release for easy removal of drawer from the cabinet. A unique take-apart lock mechanism for use with drawer slides in cabinet and drawer arrangements is disclosed. The mechanism comprises a release lever, a butterfly catch and a pair of stop blocks. The butterfly catch and release lever are mounted within the drawer slide and the stop blocks mounted within the larger cabinet slide.

How In The Hell Do I Remove This Drawer?

drawer slide release lever 3Trying to remove a cabinet drawer attached with a heavy duty sliding rail. Not at home right now, and I can’t really see in the photos, but there should be a plastic ‘lever’ that you need to push up on each side that will allow you to separate each drawer slide into two pieces..one that stays attached to the cabinet, and the other that stays attached to the drawer. Browse our many cabinet drawer slides, including center, side and under mounts. Available in standard ball bearing, soft close and push to open versions in various weight capacities. Designed for medium duty applications where a lever release is desired and the maximum weight load is not to exceed 75 pounds. KV MuV concealed full-extension undermount slides front release levers. Use with 1/2 & 5/8 or 3/4 drawer side slides.

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