What Size Screws Do I Need For Blum Drawer Slides & Hinges?

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I’m always on the lookout for the best hardware to enhance my projects.

After experimenting with various brands and types, I’ve come to a firm conclusion: Blum drawer slides are, without a doubt, the best.

Blum drawer slides use a steel screw with nickel plating.  The Blum wood screw is a #6 x ⅝” Phillips flat-head. The Blum hinges use the same size screw.

The head of the screw is slightly oversized and will make a durable connection to the side of the drawer.

If you are using a hand screwdriver, you might want to consider pilot holes at the appropriate spots along the side or bottom of the drawers.  If you use a power screwdriver, though, a pilot hole is probably unnecessary.

Do Blumotion Soft-Close Systems Come With Installation Instructions?

Don’t you hate when a product you’ve purchased leaves it up to you to figure out how to use it or install it?  Don’t worry about Blum’s soft-close systems, whether cabinet hinges or drawer slides.  

While the systems come with installation instructions, you will also find product details and instructions on the Blum website in downloadable form, as well as helpful videos you can view on their site.

Do I Need Any Special Tools to Install a Blum Drawer Soft-Close System?

The tools you’ll need are already likely in your shop.  Something to measure with, something to drill with, and something to screw with will do the task for you. 

A power drill could be used to drill pilot holes, although they are not necessary; a hand screwdriver or a power screwdriver will be needed to set the screws when installing the drawer slides and glides.

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