I have an Ostaline 2 drawer grey metal filing cabinet, I need to remove
the drawers to make some mods to the case. Does anyone know if there is
a little catch or toggle that releases the slide to remove drawers. I
don't want to damage the mechanism by being a bit rough with it.
Assuming filing cabinets are made the way theye were when I worked in
an office then pull the drawer right out ( but watch it doesn't tip
over if it is top heavy) then check if there is a catch on the runners
..one at each side and if there is then poperate the catch and the
drawer should pull out the runners ....or if not see if there is a gap
in the moving runner that coincides with a lip on the drawer runner
and tip the drawer up at that point and it should lift out .
Perhaps if you were to put some detail photos on line somewhere
we might be able to make suggestions. Whilst not impossible, I
don't think the easiest construction methods would make the
One of mine has little plastic devices for release, but the
cheaper one simply has metal tabs on the slides locating in slots
in the drawer.
Chris J Dixon Nottingham UK
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions , I got them out in the end.
For anyone wanting to do the same with a similar cabinet :-
For each drawer, there were two small push-fit black plastic covers that
hid metal tags protruding upwards from the front of the metal runners.
These tags were located into slots in the upside down U channels that
are positioned at the sides of the base of the drawer.
The tags were slightly twisted to hold the drawer on to the slides and
slight untwisting with a pliers and a gentle tap on the tags released
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