If there’s any portion of your woodshop work where you really want to be a smooth operator, the drawer slides on your projects are probably it. In the case of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware’s TopSlides®, the company conducted blind tests of the product, where the TopSlides consistently got picked as the smoothest, quietest option. It’s truly an open and shut product, too: the number of “open/close cycle” certifications for these slides ranges from 50,000 to 80,000. They come in a variety of extensions and closing styles, with some of the heavy-duty slides rated for loads up to 500 pounds. The TopSlides prices vary from $7.19 for a 14″, 35-lb.-rated, center-mounted 3/4-extension to $185.39 for a pair of 36″, 500-lb. rated full-extension slides, as of 2009. Rockler’s proud enough of these slides to guarantee a free, no-questions replacement of any TopSlides that fail to satisfy.