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Old 10-15-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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I have an old military issue rolling tool box that has friction(non-bearing) slide rails. One rail has been damaged for years. Any suggestions where to buy rails like this online? Snap-on used to use these back in the day but I can't even seem to find their version and everyone just sells ball bearing or wheel rails now.

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Probably going to be tough to find.

Might as well replace with an A and B side to the rail and swap out both.
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I have an old metal cabinet with similar slides that I refer to as the "hardware store", because I built wood boxes for bolts, nuts, etc. for some of the drawers, and have things like wire spools, duct tape and like that in other drawers. Anyway, one of the drawers had a damaged slide, maybe not that bad, but similar, so I went to work on it with a bit of heat, some careful hammering with a block on the anvil, and got it to where it worked again. Wasn't perfect though, so I swapped it for one on a bottom drawer, stuck some things that I didn't use that often in it, and life is good. Odds of finding a replacement though are slimmer than none.
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I found a bench at work that uses near identical slides! The problem is justifying snatching them.

Also called a retired military supply tech that may be able to acquire something.

I did try to bend it back but it was too far gone. During an attempted test fit it bound and I had to cut an hammer the crap out of it to get it to unlatch
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It is hard to find such kind of rails but you can ask some tool makers, if they can repair old one or make a new one for you.

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