How to adjust the tightness of the drawer slide?

Nowadays, furniture or drawers of writing desks and dressing tables are often sliding rails. However, sometimes the drawers of the slide rails cannot be opened or it is inconvenient to open. What causes this? When this phenomenon occurs, how should we adjust the tightness of the drawer? Let’s take a look together below, hoping to help you in your life.

What can we do to adjust the tightness?

Adjusting kitchen drawers may be needed to help them glide smoothly and effortlessly in and out of the cabinet. If the drawer won’t close all the way because it rubs, sticks, binds or one side of drawer sticks out, don’t suffer for another moment. You’ll find built-in adjustments for almost all drawers on the cabinet glide and the drawer slide.

The adjustments for the vertical alignment are on the drawer glide. The horizontal adjustments are on the cabinet glide. All you need is a screwdriver to adjust any drawer.


Method 1: Change the tightness of the drawer rail by changing the tightness of the screws

Tools needed: tool knife, screws

1.Move

Move the drawer in and out of the cabinet. Check the spacing between the drawer and the cabinet at the top and bottom. Pull the drawer out as far as possible, then a long black tapered buckle appears.

2.Push

Push down the black protruding strip buckle by hand (in most cases, it is down, not ruled out), the strip buckle will be elongated, and the drawer slide will feel loose at this time.

3.Press

Press the long strip buckle down on both sides at the same time. Press the long strip buckle with both hands and pull both sides outward, and the drawer will come out.

4.Loosen

Loosen or Remove Screws: After pulling out the drawer, loosen the screws in the front oval holes on both sides of the drawer guide, which are located on both sides of the bottom of the drawer.

The screw in the oval hole is just behind the front of the drawer. Loosen it slightly, but do not remove it. Remove the remaining screws on the rail, the screws on the back are intact. Finally, use a screwdriver to adjust the tightness of the screw to a proper state.

Method 2:Change the tightness of drawer rail by adding lubricant

1.Things you need to know in advance

The materials, principles, structures, and craftsmanship of the drawer slides are very different. The high-quality slides have low resistance, long life, and smooth drawers. Sometimes when the slide rail is pulled, there are problems such as sound or large resistance.

Therefore, in order to solve these problems, it is necessary to use the slide rail sound-absorbing slide rail grease, which is in a solid state. As a special grease, steel ball slide grease mainly refers to a grease used for lubrication, damping or resistance on the steel ball slide of furniture accessories.

2.The following is the function of general sliding rail grease

(1) Eliminate abnormal noise, mute, and enhance smoothness.

(2)Reduce the friction of the rolling part, prevent burns and reduce wear.

(3)An oil film is formed between the rolling surface, which can prolong rolling fatigue life.

(4)Prevent rust, reduce oxidation, and enhance brightness and lubricity.

Nowadays, furniture or drawers of writing desks and dressing tables are often sliding rails. However, sometimes the drawers of the slide rails cannot be opened or it is inconvenient to open. What causes this? When this phenomenon occurs, how should we adjust the tightness of the drawer? Let’s take a look together below, hoping to help you in your life.

Adjusting kitchen drawers may be needed to help them glide smoothly and effortlessly in and out of the cabinet. If the drawer won’t close all the way because it rubs, sticks, binds or one side of drawer sticks out, don’t suffer for another moment.

You’ll find built-in adjustments for almost all drawers on the cabinet glide and the drawer glide. The adjustments for the vertical alignment are on the drawer slide. The horizontal adjustments are on the cabinet glide. All you need is a screwdriver to adjust any drawer.

Vadania have more than 10 years of rich experience in the production of hardware and drawer slides. We have a mature production line and can produce more than 1,000 pairs of drawer slides every day. Our main products are industrial drawer slides and residential drawer slides and all of our products will have Life long technical support

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.