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Installing Center Mount Mono Rail Drawer Slides (Tri-roller)
Note: Monorail drawer slides can also be suspended from the top of the drawer casing. If you wish to do this click here.

 

Mono Rail Drawer Slide

  • Depending on the depth of the drawer you are installing, it may be necessary to cut off extra rail. To determine if cutting is necessary, measure the depth of the cabinet from inside front to inside back. Subtract ¼” from that length (to leave room for the mounting bracket) and cut with a fine tooth hack saw.

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The parts involved in the installation of a mono rail slide: 2 rollers (one right, one left), mounting bracket, rear flange, screws, and drawer slide.

  1. Install the rear flange to the back of the drawer.
    1. Mark a line at the center of the back of the drawer.
    2. Most flanges will have a small mark for you to line up with your center line. If not, make sure the flange is centered on the line you have drawn.
    3. Make sure the low end of the flange plate is flush with the bottom edge of the drawer.
    4. Fasten with screws.

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2. Install the side rollers.

    1. Place the right side roller into the right corner of the cabinet opening and fasten it with screws
    2. Place the left side roller into the right corner of the cabinet opening and fasten it with screws.
    3. Both rollers should be facing the inside of the cabinet.

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    3. Install the drawer slide.

    1. Measure in order to find the center of both the cabinet opening and the back of the cabinet and mark the two spots.
    2. Attach the mounting bracket to the back of the drawer slide.
    3. Align the front of the drawer slide with the mark you made earlier.

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    4. Align the drawer.

    1. Use a level to align the slide member with the mark you made on the back of the cabinet.

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    5. Fastening.

    1. Fasten the drawer slide rail and mounting bracket with screws.

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    6. Finishing up.

    1. Insert the drawer. Make sure the drawer aligns properly and pulls in and out smoothly on the rail.

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    Some cabinets may require overhead suspension of the mono rail slide. This type of installation is useful for installing systems where the cabinet does not permit mounting the bottom drawer in a regular manner.

    To install the drawer slide so that the track is on top of the drawer, simply follow these steps.

    1. Install the side rollers as described in the standard installation.
    2. Turn the roller bracket upside down and mount at the top of the drawer back.
    3. Turn drawer track upside down and attach front of drawer track to the top of face frame instead of bottom.
    4. Locate rear mounting bracket the rear mounting bracket in the same manner as described in the standard installation.