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Old Nov 13th, 09, 12:59 pm   #1
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Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

I think I may have found something that will work with the Ikea Blum drawers if someone can confirm that the Ikea drawers use the Tandem 562H without blumotion. I think blumotion is the self closing mechanism, which is added onto the rails. I know Blum now makes a rail with blumotion built in. So I think this product replaces the blumotion add on, to let you open drawers by pushing on them so they pop out.

please look at this link: Heartland Hardware, Inc. - Blum TIP-ON for TANDEM

and this is the pdf of the 562H runners...looks familiar right?

http://www.cabinethw.com/description...pecs/b562h.pdf

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Re: Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

I spoke with someone at that link through an online chat and he said the tip-on would work with the ikea drawers as long as they were blum tandembox. So I an encouraged to think this will work. This would be perfect for someone that wanted to add a toe-kick drawer under a cabinet. I would add it to my own kitchen but these new cabinets already have 10x the storage of my old kitchen. Theres no way I could ever fill them up.

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Re: Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

Self closing is built in, I believe. We had to add dampers so they would close gently--otherwise they're too enthusiastic

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Re: Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

You are correct, the drawers are self-closing. From what I gather, "blumotion" refers to the smooth soft closing action that is a result of the various dampers available for the different hinges and drawers. The dampers we add to the drawer slides are what make the "blumotion" effect. This link I found illustrates this.

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Therefore I belive the "tip-on" is a replacement for the blumotion damper which allows the drawer to be opened by pressing in on it slightly, eliminating the need for handles. This would be a great addition to the Ikeafan knowledge base if it does in fact work with our drawer slides.

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Re: Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

I found an image of what the tip-on system looks like. Its not how I thought it was.



Since the drawers do self-close (and mighty hard I might add) this probably won't work after all. Bummer.

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Re: Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

Thanks for the info. Knowing what won't work is just as valuable as knowing what will....

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Re: Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

I think those would work. Blumotion is only the damping mechanism (the self closing of Tandem is apparently called Blumatic). The Tip-on may only work without the damping mechanism if the latter provides too much friction for the Tip-on to overcome?

I'd love handleless cabinets (though the glossy foil finish of Abstrakt White may make me regret saying so), but if I have to choose between a soft close and that the soft-close probably wins (and is already installed....)

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Edit: maybe not custom drawers with blumotion tip on

Re-Edit: DEFINITELY NOT: I called Blum and they said not on Tandembox rails.

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Re: Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

it's because of the distance to travel. Tip-On springs push over a distance of much less than an inch. To open Tandembox requires a pull over more than an inch to overcome the hump resistance built in. Same thing for Besta springs by Ikea.

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Re: Blum Tip-on (push to open drawers)

those who say the self closing is very hard have not installed them for soft close - once in and connected you have to flip them off the connection then the next time they connect they operate as self close - I know as I went back to the shop to moan about the fast close and was told how to do it by their installers

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