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gidon

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I've recently decided to fill in the gaps in my bench and router table with full extension drawers. I did the first large drawer yesterday, and fitted it to some B&Q 450mm runners. Wow! I've never used these things before - it's really made great use of the space below my bench where I used to chuck all my power tools!

On to my question: these B&Q jobbies are fine - but a little pricey - £12.50 a pair. Does anyone know of any cheapers ones? Screwfix do some runners which look the same, but they don't say they are full extension - anyone know if they are? Woodfit and Isaac Lord's are more pricey than the B&Q ones (probably tougher though). I am after probably another 3 or 4 pairs.

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Gidon, like you I've been looking for full extension runners for years and simply won't pay big £s for the likes of Halfe (bad spelling, I'm sure). Just been using the cheapie white ones that don't extend too far. So any news on affordable ones would be great.

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Hello,

I've used the zinc plated screwfix drawer runners ( Ref 51598) on page 126 of catalogue 76 and can confirm that they are the fully extending type and work really well. Also half the price of Hafele!

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Cheers, David.

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David - thanks. Just what I wanted to hear! Only wish Screwfix would sort themselves out!!

Noely - not sure if you get B&Q where you are but if you're desperate (can't wait for Screwfix) their ones really aren't bad if a bit expensive.

Cheers

Gidon

(ps for those who are dying to know the price comparison: 450mm pair - Screwfix £5.00-6.99 (depending how many you buy), B&Q £12.49, Woodfit/Isaaclord ++++!)
 
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Gidon/David

Thanks for this information. I would have been using full extension runners for years if I could have found them at reasonable cost. Nice to know there is finally a reasonable cost option.

I often find this with DIY projects around the house as well. For example a few years back I wanted a contemporary column radiator. Mad prices for designer kit and ended up with a miserable pressed steel one instead. These are now available in B&Q and everywhere. I always seem to be slightly ahead of the mass market.

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I get the same runners from ironmongery direct, they are a bit more expensive although still cheaper than what you have said for B & Q but the beauty is they come in sizes rising in 50mm increments from 250mm to 700mm.(450mm 6.75+vat) They are called filing cabinet runners.

www.IronMongerydirect.com

well worth ordering a catalouge for top end and unusual fittings.


hope this helps

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Thanks Steve - I've ordered a catalogue too!
Roy - agree B&Q has a fair bit of stuff which is handy when you can't be bothered with an online order.
Cheers
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