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Blum slides back ordered

Matt Calnen

Hello all, I normally by my cabinetry hardware from Richelieu.Blum slides have been back ordered for over a month. Anyone know of another company with similar pricing where I can get them? I live in Northern Michigan. Thanks

7/23/21       #2: Blum slides back ordered ...
Leo G Member

That's the way it's been lately. I've been ordering slides just because. So when I need them I have them in stock. I've been waiting on some 18" Tandems for about the same time. I get them through Atlantic Plywood and when I ordered the 18"ers they had 2600 slides coming in, I was about 5200 in line.

The 15" came in like normal though.

7/24/21       #3: Blum slides back ordered ...
Dennis Bean  Member


Richelieu also stocks Salice Futura under mount. Soft close or push open. ANSI grade 1, lifetime warranty. Extremely smooth operation. Six way adjustable front clips. Competitive pricing. You will be pleased.

7/24/21       #4: Blum slides back ordered ...

Dennis, Are these available in the same 15", 18", 21" lengths? 5/8" drawer material thickness? Boring location the same? I clicked on your link to run them down and there are enough options when you aren't familar with the product to make it hard to understand if you are getting a like product. What's the products name and number on the equivelent of a BLUM Tandem with BLUMOTION? Thank you sir

7/25/21       #5: Blum slides back ordered ...
Mark B

All slides are 32mm no?

7/26/21       #6: Blum slides back ordered ...
Dennis Bean  Member


Hey FM,

Sorry for not replying until now but I was traveling all weekend.

Here is information that should answer your questions:

1. Futura slides are available in 9", 12" 15" 18" and 21".

2. We have 2 versions. One is for 1/2" or 5/8" drawer material and the second is for 3/4" drawer material

A7555 - For 1/2" or 5/8"
A7955 - For 3/4" drawers

The drawer width calculation is the same as the Tandem however please note that the Futura slide rides 4mm (3/16"). For the most part, this only affects the placement of the drawer front. (It will drop down 4mm).

For the product number here are the codes. Name: "Futura"

A7555/381 -15"
A7555/457 - 18"
A7555/533 - 21"

Let me comment on this slide shortage. This has been caused indirectly by COVID. As a result, steel is in short supply for everyone. Salice, like Blum finds this challenging. In addition to steel, transportation is another contributing factor. Due to COVID restrictions in Europe, container boats are locked down in many ports. Here in the states, containers are stuck in port and can not be un loaded to to labor shortage. Finally, trucking companies are also hurt by the labor shortage and other restrictions preventing movement from state to state. As you can see the entire supply chain has been paralyzed. Salice has faired better than most in that many sea ports throughout the country where Germany and Austria are land locked.

In spite of our flexibility, our inventories may not be sufficient to accept orders far above our normal inventory levels. We will do our best.

All I can say is to contact your Salice distributor ( Richelieu and many more) to check their inventory status.

Here is a schematic for the installation and the link to our web site for full details.

Best of luck, we are all in the same boat rowing upstream.



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7/27/21       #7: Blum slides back ordered ...
Tristan Member

You can try Dynapro from Grass. Hafele sells them.

7/27/21       #8: Blum slides back ordered ...
Jim Member

Tried Hafele 3 weeks ago. They said Dyna Pro was Back ordered until Sept 14.

7/23/22       #9: Blum slides back ordered ...

I'll remember this mess the rest of my life and I most likely will never purchase anything with the name blum on it. This might not all be their fault but I feel they are to blame for a fair share of it. You can't tell me a company of that size can just all of a sudden lay an egg in production like this. I only bought 10-20K worth of blum per year before covid so it won't really matter to them...but I'll feel better knowing they don't get my money. Screw Blum

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