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Topic # 220271 2-Aug-2017 22:40
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Anyone have any experience with these brackets? I have about 8 which have broken because they are made of die cast cheese metal. Went to mastercraft kitchens where the drawers are from and they said the part is no longer available (of-course it isn't), they can supply me with a new part but it has a different fitting (of-course it does) which means I have to replace the whole side panel of the drawer as well (intentional?), cant remember exact figures but this ends up costing somewhere around $80 + gst per drawer if I do the work myself. 

 

I don't feel like spending nearly half a grand just to fix some stupid brackets, anyone had this problem before, any ideas, or sources of cheap replacement brackets? I have seen generic brackets on ebay but profile looks different. Photo above is not the exact bracket, just generic image so you know what I am talking about


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  Reply # 1836155 2-Aug-2017 23:45
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Bunnings Australia sell a pressed metal replacement for a cast fitting. Sounds like a similar problem.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/blum-front-fixing-bracket-for-metabox-drawer-slide_p4020751

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  Reply # 1836158 3-Aug-2017 00:15
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How old are they?  I have these on a small kitchen unit, and mine are a good 12 years and had no problems.

 

Hafele sell all these types of kitchen parts, as do Blum, although I am not sure if they sell retail, and you may have to go through a kitchen manufactuer. Also you may find a kitchen store on trademe that may help.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1836267 3-Aug-2017 09:26
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The thing that would kill drawers is the fronts slamming into the carcass. It is possible to fit soft closers. I've stuck the pneumatic dampers behind my drawers to deal with the last 1cm of shutting.

You might be able to find some office furniture at a landfill shop with the same drawer construction if modification isn't feasible.

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