How to remove accuride drawer slides

Written by paul massey
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Accuride drawer slides provide cabinet drawers with a smooth, ball-bearing controlled operation and a maintenance free lifetime. Whether you are refinishing or remodelling the cabinet, removing the drawers and slides is one of the first steps and accomplished by a simple procedure that is adaptable to all styles of Accuride drawer slides.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Open the drawer to its full extension.

  2. 2

    Empty the drawer of its contents, if applicable.

  3. 3

    Remove the drawer slide screws from both sides of the drawer to detach the drawer unit. For two-piece drawer slide models, simply detach the drawer from the fixed slide arms, then proceed to Step 4.

  4. 4

    Leave the right extension slide arm extended and extract the mounting screws attaching the slide's stationary arm to the cabinet frame to remove the drawer slide.

  5. 5

    Repeat Step 4 to complete removal of the left drawer slide.

Tips and warnings

  • Squeeze clamps can be used for "a third hand" to secure the drawer slide arms to the drawer sides during the removal of the slide arm screws.

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