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Blum tandom vs grass dynapro

1/25/20       
Matt Calnen

Hi all, I have worked with Blum hardware for 20 plus years. The Grass salesman came by and showed me the benefits of the Dynapro over the Blum tandom. The tip on feature looks far superior, the rack and pinion looks better than the Blum, the price is cheaper(not a selling point to me), and the Clips look way better too. My question is for people with experience with both slides, which would you prefer and why? I think Im going to switch but thought Id ask first. Thanks

1/26/20       #2: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
Pat Gilbert

I prefer the Blum because it is easier to get.

1/26/20       #4: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
james e mcgrew  Member

Website: mcgrewwoodwork.com

All about distribution here as well !

1/26/20       #5: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
cabinetmaker

Blum

1/26/20       #6: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
Matt Calnen

Cabinetmaker, could you tell me why you prefer the Blum? Thanks

1/26/20       #8: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
cabinetmaker

Have used Blum for 15 years no issues. None.

Have tried Grass and others a couple of times but we just keep coming back to Blum.

1/27/20       #9: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
Mark B Member

I ran dynapros exclusively until we lost distribution which was a sad day. I've never been a fan of Blum even though they have such a presence. But the dynapros for all the reasons you mentioned we're just night and day. They are way more robust way heavier/stronger that I can only imagine extremely derated on their weight rating.

The clipse alone are night and day compared to any other brand we used to. I miss the dynapros to this day but Freight bringing them in it's just too much.

We moved to Salice now across the board. I always liked their hinges even though I did like the grass as well. Dennis support here from salice and distribution is one of the main reasons though if I regained access to the dynapros itd be tough not to go back on the slides.

Oddly the other day I was visiting a friend who is doing some work on his own kitchen and had gone to Home Depot and bought some 1/2 inch overlay clip on face frame hinges from them that he paid an obscene amount for and I told him they were more than likely junk Home Depot branded. When he pulled the box out and I looked they were all grass multi-speed soft-close face frame hinges branded in a Home Depot box which I thought was strange.

1/27/20       #10: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
Dennis Bean  Member

Website: http://www.saliceamerica.com

Hey Mark B,

Thanks for those kind words. I enjoy reading the posts here on Wood-web and have learned much over the years about cabinet making in general. I am happy to contribute when the topic is hinges (Which I know a little about after 24 years with Salice).

I'm not too surprised about the Grass hinges in Home Depot. You will find Salice in Menards if you are ever in a bind and need a few hinges in a hurry.

Thanks again,

Dennis

1/27/20       #11: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
Bwood  Member

Ive used grass dynapro for the last 6 years. I love the lateral adjustment. It seems to be easier to move than the blum movento, which i think are blums closest match to the dynapro. The dynapros have a higher weight rating too, at 40 kg vs tandem 30kg. Also they're synchronized so you don't hear the slides knocking when you pull it in and out. Whew! I just about sound like i work for grass but i don't

1/28/20       #12: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
eric z

we used blum tandem slides for over 10 years but had several issues with the local supplier continually messing up orders. i then tried the switch to dynapros (from hafele) but there were several issues:
-there's delicate part of the spring mechanism that would often get broken in shipping (approx. 1 of 10 pairs would get damaged)
- i find it annoying that you need to order + install an additional little green piece on the back of the drawer for '3-D' adjustment (blum's are integral to the slide)

so we are back to blum for now. i did like some things about the dynapros that others have mentioned. thinking about this, i may give them a try again!

1/29/20       #13: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
Matt

The Dynapros seem to have better adjustability to them, which the installers like.

I prefer the Dynapros. If we had to use Blum, we'd still be doing great though. It's going from good to great.

We buy Dynapro from Hafele. The only problem with buying from Hafele is that their shipping documentation can be a real headache to deal with for various reasons. My Receiving guy is always buried under a mountain of papers when he's checking in a big Hafele order.

2/3/20       #14: Blum tandom vs grass dynapro ...
Pdub

We just tried to make the switch to the Dynapros from our tried and true Blum Tandem of the last 10+ years. There are a few minor issues but the biggest for us (as stated above) is that to get the back up/down adjustment you have to use the 3D version. This is more expensive because you not only buy the back "clip" but then you have the time to install them as well.
We're back to Blum Tandems.
The exception being for wide drawers. The Dynapros are WAY easier than the Moventos. So we go with 3D's in those instances.

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