Side Mount Soft Close Drawer Slides: Any Good?
From contributor C:
If your side spacing and alignment are good they will work fine. This is a little more critical than for undermounts
From contributor B:
I've used the Fubaba GS soft close slides and they work well if and only if you get the proper alignment which can be a pain depending on how you construct your cabinet. Since it sounds like the cabinets are existing it's going to be tough, and you could end up with an unsatisfied/disappointed customer. I wouldn't go this route.
From contributor T:
I concur with side mount soft close. They just don't work well. I tried them on a few jobs to help save the customer some money and we were both very unsatisfied with the results. One job the customer had me take them out and build new drw boxes with Blum soft close. They paid for the new drw boxes because they had made the decision to go cheap in the first place and regretted it.
From contributor S:
I have not had any problems with the KV 8450 soft close side mount. I have even added them into existing cabinets and they work really nice. The difference between them working well or not is taking extra time to adjust them correctly. You cannot just install then walk away and expect them to work well. I have not used them much but on the three jobs I did I have not had any callbacks. That said I always prefer Blum tandems.
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