Kreg Universal Drawer Slide Mounting Jig & Brackets Review

One of my favorite toys is my Kreg Drawer Slide Jig. There are actually two jigs that you'll want to use to help you install a drawer. These two jigs really compliment each other, and make completing drawer installs a snap. I picked up both jigs from Amazon for a really reasonable price. If you haven't installed drawer slides before you'll also want to make sure you're using high quality drawer slides. To see more information about my review or more information about other projects where I've actually used these jigs. Check out my blog entry over at: first jig is the Kreg Universal Drawer Slide Mounting Jig. This jig makes it extremely easy to attach a drawer mount to your project.

It has a magnet and a small lip on the bottom of the jig that allow it to hold your drawer slide for you. All you do is put your drawer slide on it and then clamp the jig to the case or cabinet your working on. Another plus is that it will keep it at a 90° angle making it easier to keep everything plum when you install it. Another thing that I have used is a drawer slide back bracket. This is a really nice thing to use if you can't mount the drawer slide to the sides of your project. It holds the drawer slides in place and really anchors it in place.

The second jig is the Kreg Drawer Mounting Brackets. These brackets are fantastic for holding the drawer in place after you have installed the drawer slides.

Simply clamp the brackets to your project and sit your drawers on top of the brackets. Then sit your drawer on top of the brackets. The drawer sits at the perfect height as it lines up with the width of the mounting jig. With the drawer sitting on the brackets all that is left is to pull the arms to the drawer slides out and attach them to the drawers. The entire process is really easy and makes it quick to install drawers into a project.


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  • Avatar Bill2006 Anyone have experience with Blum Tandem undermount drawer slides?
    Nov 25, 2009 by Bill2006 | Posted in Do It Yourself (DIY)

    I'm a home woodworker with what I would call intermediate level skills. I have here in front of me a set of Blum Tandem undermount drawer slides. #562H533-02B I'm drawing up plans for the drawer, which will be a full …th side thickness = 5/8". The Blum literature says if you have 3/4" drawer sides you ought to buy the #563F533. What will go wrong if I make my sides 3/4" and use the 562H533?

    Thanks in advance,

    • Hello -
      I've been asking all of those questions myself for quite some time. Just last weekend I knocked together some dovetailed boxes and installed my first set of runners which demystified the process a great d … the drawer front flush w/ the faceframe. I've noticed that my boxes sit just a bit shy of the FF front when using the 3/8" that Blum recommends so I'm tinkering w/the setback anyway.

      Hope that helps!

  • Avatar holy_dart How do I install drawer sliders?
    Jul 07, 2010 by holy_dart | Posted in Do It Yourself (DIY)

    I ordered a computer desk that came with drawers, but the drawer sliders is of a type I haven't worked with before.
    I believe they are side-mount ball bearing slides. They lack a wheel and sort of overlap when slid in.

    • I guess your computer desk is a knock down furniture.
      Refer to the installation details/instructions. It should be somewhere around.
      If you can't find the assembly manual contact the retailer, they should be able to help.