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Offline fsandy

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Drawer Glide Screws
« on: February 16, 2021, 12:02 PM »
Hello
 I have 3/4 material and I have the Festool drawer glides. Question.... What screws do I use
in the 5mm LR 32 predrilled screw holes to mount the glides... And where on line do I purchase them?

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.  I called Festool Indiana and they do not have any information.
Thank you!

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Drawer Glide Screws
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 12:04 PM »
I don't use the FT slides but with my 5mm LR-32 holes, I use these without issue.  They are 6mm screws but I was told they would be fine and so far, they have been.

Slide screws

Offline jcrowe1950

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Re: Drawer Glide Screws
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 12:11 PM »
I don't use the FT slides but with my 5mm LR-32 holes, I use these without issue.  They are 6mm screws but I was told they would be fine and so far, they have been.

Slide screws
I've only used the 5mm versions of those, but they are the bees knees if you have used something like LR32 to drill the 5mm holes....no points so no problem
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Offline fsandy

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Re: Drawer Glide Screws
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 12:32 PM »
Thank you soo much.. That exactly what I need.

Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Drawer Glide Screws
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 12:34 PM »
Take note that the 6mm that I have is 13mm long. The 5mm screws I have seen are 11mm.  May not be important unless plan to carry a heavy load.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Drawer Glide Screws
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2021, 11:29 AM »
Take note that the 6mm that I have is 13mm long. The 5mm screws I have seen are 11mm.  May not be important unless plan to carry a heavy load.


I'd point out that screw length becomes an issue if you're using a single 18-19mm center panel with drawer glides on both sides.  I used to use 5mm square-drive screws from McFeely's (they seem to have quit selling them and gone to posi-drive).  Those that I have left measure 11.06mm OAL.  Those protrude 8.87mm through an Accuride glide.  Two screws used on opposite sides of a through-drilled 18mm center panel almost touch. 
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Offline Rick Herrick

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Re: Drawer Glide Screws
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2021, 01:19 PM »
I'd point out that screw length becomes an issue if you're using a single 18-19mm center panel with drawer glides on both sides.  I used to use 5mm square-drive screws from McFeely's (they seem to have quit selling them and gone to posi-drive).  Those that I have left measure 11.06mm OAL.  Those protrude 8.87mm through an Accuride glide.  Two screws used on opposite sides of a through-drilled 18mm center panel almost touch.

Good point Willy.  I just did a small cabinet and I did have only one panel in the center so I had to offset the screw holes on one side. 

Offline Bugsysiegals

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Re: Drawer Glide Screws
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2021, 01:37 PM »
I'm building several shop cabinets with 3/4" (18.5mm) partitions and am using 6.3mm x 11.5mm Euro screws which do not touch in the middle.