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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.
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.
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.
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.
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....)
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.
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