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Offline sprior

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Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« on: January 06, 2014, 09:52 PM »
I'm building a workshop cabinet which has 9" deep by 12" wide drawers which I've made out of 1/2" plywood and was surprised that the 9" full extension drawer slides I purchased didn't come with mounting screws.  Figuring that I need screws which are less than 1/2" long I started looking online for 3/8" long screws with a low profile head (pan or truss), but so far I haven't found anything less than 1/2" long which I assume would break through.  I'm a little surprised this is harder to find than I expected because I doubt I'm the first person to build drawers out of 1/2" ply.  The screw mounting holes in the slides are 3/16" in diameter.

Can anyone recommend a screw/source?

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Offline Don T

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 10:10 PM »
You could try these.  They are 11.5mm long burn I bet they would work.
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Offline sprior

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 10:19 PM »
I actually have some of those and they didn't fit through the mounting holes in the slides.

Offline Wooden Skye

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 10:29 PM »
Sprior

Have you checked Custom Service Hardware?  I know they have a wide selection of screws.
Bryan

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Offline Steve Rowe

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 10:30 PM »
These are the screws I use for standard slides.

#6 x 7/16" undercut head 

Depending on the thickness of your slides, they may work without punching through.

Offline sprior

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 11:20 PM »
Thanks, I just ordered a bunch of those, now to be patient while they get here...

Offline sakurama

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2014, 12:35 AM »
I've been using Woodcraft slide screws from Woodcraft on my 1/2" drawers and they work well. Have the washer head for better holding which is nice.

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Offline sprior

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2014, 12:38 AM »
I wonder if my local Woodcraft has those in stock, that could be instant gratification.

Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2014, 10:17 AM »
I am pretty sure I have used 1/2" screws with 1/2" plywood and the slide thickness was enough to prevent breakthrough. But definitely something to test first.  But those screws that Steve posted look perfect.


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Offline sakurama

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2014, 02:11 PM »
Yes and yes. They are always in stock and the 1/2" won't blow through. At least it hasn't on the three different types of 1/2" and 12mm ply I've been using.
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Offline sprior

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Re: Drawer slide mounting screws for 1/2" ply drawer boxes?
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2014, 09:50 PM »
The local Woodcraft had 2 packages left of the 7/16" long screws and I snagged one of them.  I also ordered a bunch from CS Hardware which should show up in a couple of days.  I tried them with a scrap piece tonight and they did not blow through, so that're exactly what I needed.

Thanks everyone for your help!   [thanks]