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Changing to adjustable feet10/20
Custom frameless shop who has always done ladder frame kicker boxes just because that's the way I learnt it.
Having a serious look into adjustable feet for kitchen installs. Have been watching videos and talking to others to get my head around the changed installation process.
It looks like it's all in the preparation. Check measure the room. Check levels with a laser and work from the lowest point in the room so as not to end up with kicker fronts and panels sitting off the floor.
Have a crossline laser to help with levelling and layout. I have been looking at the laserjamb type pole to adjust the laser up and down but wondering if this is overkill and just another toolbox to lug around town.
Anything else I should be looking at before we go for it?
I just use a tripod for cameras. FWIW the adjustable feet thing is still a PIA. I'm not sure it saves any time.
I have been using adj legs for years now and I would not go back to anything else.
I used adjustable feet for twenty years (frameless, euro construction) but got tired of the contractors complaining about to many parts. If I was doing the install, perfect. Finally we dropped them in favor of a notched toe cabinet. This means that if the cabinet is pushed around on the job site there is something on the bottom that won't show in the finished product. (we skin the toe kick after install)
With a notched toe base (34 1/2" tall cabinet, euro) when it comes off the assembly bench I am done. The jobsite install isn't all that much more effort once you have a system in place. I wouldn't consider going back to leg levelers.
We also used steel rails and suspension fittings for the upper cabinets. Dropped those as well.
You are making a mistake. With adustable feet you have to level every cabinet. With a kick you only have to level one thing. I don't like being on my knees trying to fool with those things. I hate em
When I was Installing Cabinets full time the lever feet were the worst! Always a good chance they would break off and a pain the reach under and adjust.. And mounting the toe kicks with the clips was a pain as well.
I build my cabinets with separate ladder type toe boxes anywhere there isn't a finished end, On finished ends it's the full 34.5 with the notch. I find it easier to level an entire run or around a corner with loose toe boxes.
After trying all of the ways, I prefer a level cleat on the wall and feet in front.