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Retrofit soft close for Blum slides8/17
I recently had a client ask if the drawer slides in their bath vanity be converted into soft close. Upon inspection I discovered that they are Blum 562H slides. I know the only difference is that they lack the dampening piston. Before I suggest replacing all the slides, 15 pair, I was wondering if anyone knows if the pistons can be purchased separately? Then I can just pop them in, voila, soft close drawers.
The make a few different soft close pistons.
There is one that screws to the faceframe or case side and one that you drill a hole and insert it into the case or faceframe.
I was pretty sure you can get replacement damper rods for blum slides. Of course I can't find them...
I think by the time you find the plunger and get it installed you will wish you had just swapped out the runners.
The old runners can be used in shop cabinets or some other low use storage cabinet.
Im with Gerry. These slides are cheap. So 15 slides, if you could buy the softclose piston and install it for 15 bucks including shipping you'd save 5 bucks and risk them working or not working. In a job with a vanity that has 15 pair of slides I wouldnt be concerned with 75 bucks. I'd just price them to replace them with new softclose and toss the others on the shelf.