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The quality of hinges and slide rails in cabinet hardware should be purchased cleverly

by:Hench Hardware     2021-05-08

Don't look at hardware as small parts. It is these small hardware that determine whether the cabinet is convenient to use, so you must not choose hardware sloppy. There are two important points-hinges and drawer slides.

The quality of hinges and slide rails in cabinet hardware should be purchased wisely

Don’t look at cabinet hardware as small parts. In fact, small accessories play a vital role in the service life of cabinets. It is these small hardware that determine whether the cabinet is convenient to use, so you must not choose hardware sloppy. There are two important points-hinges and drawer slides.

Look at the hinge. The cabinet panel has to be opened and closed many times a day. The hinge not only connects to the cabinet door panel, but also bears the weight of the door panel alone. A high-quality hinge will open and close more than tens of thousands of times under the condition of a load of more than ten kilograms to ensure that the door panel does not sink.

According to professionals, when looking at hinges, first look at the color and thickness. A high-quality hinge looks textured, with a thickness of about 1mm; the second one depends on its installation, because the screws are relatively easy to loosen. Therefore, when the brand cabinet is installed, the nylon expansion tube of the embedded part will be drilled in the cabinet first, and the screw will be tightened into the embedded part. Even if the embedded part is broken, it can be replaced. The high-quality hinge can be opened for more than 90 degrees, can be stopped at any angle, and can be automatically closed at 15 degrees.

If the hinge is the heart of the cabinet, then the slide is the kidney. Whether those large and small drawers can be pushed and pulled freely and smoothly, and the load-bearing capacity depends on the support of the slide rails. Judging from the current technology, the bottom slide rail is better than the side slide rail, and the overall connection with the drawer is better than the three-point connection. The materials, principles, structures, and craftsmanship of the drawer slides are very different. The high-quality slides have low resistance, long life, and smooth drawers.

The inner part of the slide rail that cannot be seen by the naked eye is its bearing structure, which is directly related to its load-bearing capacity. At present, there are both steel ball slides and silicon wheel slides on the market. The former automatically removes dust and dirt on the slide rail through the rolling of the steel ball, so as to ensure the cleanliness of the slide rail, and the sliding function will not be affected by the dirt entering the interior. At the same time, the steel ball can spread the force to the surroundings, ensuring the horizontal and vertical stability of the drawer. The debris produced during long-term use and friction of the silicon wheel slide rail is in the shape of snow flakes, and it can be brought up by rolling, and it will not affect the smooth sliding of the drawer.

Drawers are an indispensable part of kitchen equipment, and in the design of the entire drawer, the most important accessory is the slide. Due to the special environment of the kitchen, low-quality slides feel good even in the short term. It takes longer to find the difficulty of pushing and pulling. When selecting, the drawer can be completely drawn out, and its structure and the specific structure of the part in contact with the slide rail can be clearly seen from the bottom, and the thickness of the drawer side panel can also be observed. Well-known brand cabinet manufacturers generally use better quality sliding rails. At present, the more well-known brands include Häfele, Hettich and so on.

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