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Linear Slide rails and drawer slides are very similar in what they achieve, however they are two very different products with very different features and specifications, we, therefore, created separate Blog sections so they don't get confused but there certainly is some cross over between the two types of linear sliding motion. They both create smooth sliding linear motion, but Slide rails are far more versatile and allow you do a lot more with them and also hold a lot more weight. Drawer slides are far more common and are typically known to be used in cabinets for drawers. However, Slide rails are different in that they have something called a "Carriage" that slides freely up and down a length of the slide.

Here are several articles written about both slide rails separately, with a few talking about Drawer slides comparing both and pointing out the differences, as well as some application-specific projects to show you how they work.

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Linear Guides VS Drawer Slides
Linear Guides VS Drawer Slides
In many linear actuator applications, you may need additional supports to help move your desired object or to protect your linear actuator from uneven loads....
How are Linear Guides Used?
How are Linear Guides Used?
Linear Guides or linear rail slides are support devices that are used to help carry loads and ensure straight and level linear motion. Linear guides will...
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Linear Bearings 101 - How do Linear Bearings work
Linear Bearings slide on a Linear Axis in a straight line.  Because they are a bearing it allows you to move a significant amount of...
How to adjust friction on slide rails
How to adjust friction on slide rails
In this Tutorial, we show you how to adjust the central bearing on Firgelli Automations heavy duty (FA-SGR-35) and mini linear track rail (FA-SGR-15N). Adjusting...

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