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I want to install dampers on my new cabinet doors in my kitchen. When the contractor gave me the price to add these, the cost was over $30 per door. So I decided not to install them. But since then, I have found these dampers on Amazon and the price is under $3 each.

What do I need to know before investing in these dampers? At $3 each, is it worth it or not? Are they easy to install on cabinet (both drawer and door)?

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yea - the difference is that the contractor was not going to use these dampers.. but the built in to the mechanism which are ALLOT MORE BETTER- best thing is to change your mechanism and pay a bit more- seel your old ones.. those dampers of amazon break.. – ppumkin Jul 15 '11 at 21:01
THIS woodstockco.com/why_calypso.php AND THIS google.co.uk/… ESPECIALLY THESE softclosehinges.co.uk – ppumkin Jul 15 '11 at 21:04
Alright, so your opinion is to not touch those? How come they break if they are handled by adult? – Daok Jul 16 '11 at 1:12
They waer out much faster - over time you might need to replace some.. and it carries on. better to buy quality and have peace of mind – ppumkin Jul 16 '11 at 4:57
up vote 7 down vote accepted

The door dampers you link to look very similar to the ones I have installed in my kitchen.

They are very easy to install - they just screw to the cabinet as shown. In fact this item shows it even more clearly.

They work very well and I don't see why you should pay any more.

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do you have a brand you could recommend, have had good experience with? – Mike Perry Jul 15 '11 at 19:51
@Mike - they were Wickes own brand. – ChrisF Jul 15 '11 at 19:57
I may give a try soon to check on some drawers and cabinets. Thx for your input. – Daok Jul 16 '11 at 1:23
@ChrisF have you put them on your drawers also? – Daok Jul 17 '11 at 13:22
@Daok - no, as the units we bought came with damping runners. I haven't tried these on drawers - I'm not sure they'd fit to be perfectly honest. – ChrisF Jul 17 '11 at 13:23

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