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    Off topic: tool chest drawers that stick

    A little off topic, but we all have someplace where we need to keep hand tools for our tinkering. I have a tool chest with "I" shaped drawer slides. Alas, they're not the ball bearing type. The drawers are far from overloaded with a lot of weight, but they're sticking more and more as they're opened and closed. I'm thinking they need to be re-lubricated with something. Wax? Silicone? What do 'yall use?

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    These type of drawer slides geneerally can be lifted and the drawer removed completely from the cabinet to give access the the surfaces that make contact. Clean the slides and apply a little coating of petroleum jelly ("Vaseline"). That should do the trick.

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    To get the draw out, when the draw stops, push a small screwdriver in the slot where a small metal tang is that hits the indent. Do it on each side. Once the tang goes under that traingualr indent it will come right out. Then use some light grease and it will be good for another 30 years.
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    Wax or real grease (red, white lithium) I like wax since it is clean and doesn't attract dirt.

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    Candle wax. They also make Teflon tape you can line it with, but wax will work just as well.



 

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