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Equalizer Slides 28" Wood
Equalizer Slides 28" Wood Item #29611
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Super easy one handed extension. As you pull on one half, the other side moves away. The 28" slide can handle two 12" leaves, and the 38" model can handle three 12" leaves or two 18" leaves.

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Weight 13.7000
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  • Slides Dimensions: 3" W x 2-3/8" H
  • Slides have built-in rack and pinion assemblies
Hardware Type Extension Slides
4.9 / 5.0
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Love Rockler's Equalizer Extension Slides.
I built a trestle table from some oak old barn wood that was hanging on the walls of a house I purchased in North Carolina. I put the wood through a planer to get to the raw wood. Unable to find plans for what I wanted I used a photograph of a table I saw online and designed this one. Rockler's Equalizer slides (70334) were the perfect solution for what I needed. They are very high quality and super easy to install. Take your time and make sure everything is properly lined up. Opening the table is effortless with these bad boys. You can literally pull the table open with two fingers, the table pinched between a thumb and forefinger. Highly recommended.
The table closed
Table open with Rockler's Equalizer slides.
Table closed
February 9, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Wonderful Product
The equalizer sides are wonderful. Easy to install and have brought new life back to the kitchen table.
July 28, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product work very nice
July 14, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is an excellent product. I used them for an unusual purpose and had to modify them to eliminate the anti sag feature because I used them upside down. They worked very well for me. I would highly recommend them as is for their stated purpose.
May 26, 2018
over 2 years ago
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Equalizer slides gave an antique table new life!
As always I received my Equalizer slides sooner than I expected. They were easy to install and worked perfectly on my table. I highly recommend them for a repair or for a new build!
May 18, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Work as was expected.
May 14, 2018
over 2 years ago
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Definitely recommend. My table basically fell in half and these worked out great. I got the large set
November 16, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good product
Good quality and they open and close very easily and smoothly.
October 31, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Restoring a large antique oak table
This very old table had a pair of wooden slides that were not appropriate for a pedestal table - not equalized. The old slides often would bind when opening/closing and caused the table to be unbalanced when open. Both of these conditions warranted replacement of the original slides with a pair of equalizer slides. As a result, the client is now overjoyed that their family heirloom table is now usable and safe from tipping...
July 31, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great product.
I am replacing the equalizer slides on a table that had both bad slides. The product from Rockler was a great replacement product. The fit was perfect and the installation was also pretty easy. I would purchase from Rockler again. Thanks for a great product. Now I have a happy wife.
April 21, 2017
over 3 years ago
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I'm making a non-movable base for a table that has a butterfly leaf in it, and its being made for one person that won't have help to be able to open a normal extension slide.
Zander B on Aug 16, 2018
Have table with broken slides need to replace.
Christopher F on Jun 20, 2018
I'm making a non-movable base for a table that has a butterfly leaf in it, and its being made for one person that won't have help to be able to open a normal extension slide.
Zander B on Aug 16, 2018
To replace the two broken ones I have on my 35 year old kitchen table.
Ammon M on Jul 7, 2018
Have table with broken slides need to replace.
Christopher F on Jun 20, 2018
type of slide I wanted
Andy K. on Jun 18, 2018
I am making table that requires this type of table slide and this has a high rating.
Ammon S on May 29, 2018
For a smoother operation.
Don E on Apr 14, 2018
only choice for a large trestle table
Lloyd H on Apr 10, 2018
To replace broken metal glides on table made in Italy ... I hope ;-0)
John P on Mar 5, 2018
for table slides these are smooth and very quite if installed properly
Mike on Mar 4, 2018
I needed quality extension slides.
Alex L on Mar 3, 2018
They work well on tables and we have had good success in the past with them
Wehrli F on Mar 1, 2018
changed table from 5 legs to a pedastol. Table already looks better
Lynn R on Jan 29, 2018
I'm building a table from Wood Plans Online. I could build the spreader, but I also want the equalizer.
Cody L on Jan 15, 2018
Correct size
gary b on Dec 31, 2017
it is what i needed to fix my table
kirtley k on Dec 1, 2017
Good quality. Have purchased before
Frank C on Nov 15, 2017
Building a Trestle Table, 60x60 square, looking to make it 90x60 when leaves added. Perfect product, after ALL my research. The only other option for Equalizer slides are Osborne's products #9051 for $110 at the "green" woodworking supplier. These should be comparable, for a significant price difference.
chad n on Nov 11, 2017
we bought a used table and found it had broken table slides.
Terry M on Oct 28, 2017
Table project
Michael on Sep 2, 2017
replace a broken set
jonathan h p on Aug 6, 2017
To replace a broken one
Anthony B on Jul 15, 2017
they are the best slides I have found for wood pedestal tables.
Jimmy H on Jun 2, 2017
the one person ease of operation
Daniel I on May 4, 2017
need to fix broken table
karen a on Apr 8, 2017
To extend table top.
Russell J on Mar 28, 2017
the item looks sturdy and it is perfect for the project I'm working on. compare to other sites, the picture featured appears to be a better quality than other website.
Jake H on Mar 10, 2017
To replace the equalizer slides on a pedestal table.
Ronald N on Mar 9, 2017
needed this item for my project
walter c on Feb 21, 2017
These look like they will be perfect for the table I'm building!
jak on Jan 29, 2017
exactly like the ones on my 25 year old table that aren't functioning anymore.
Stanley M H on Jan 12, 2017
Recommended by repair shop.
Michael M on Jan 10, 2017
Fix table
Roger M on Jan 2, 2017
Table that I was given from a friend had damaged slides. Was much easier to buy a new set instead of making my own.
MIKE on Jan 1, 2017
To equalize table ends on a trestle table
Herbert N. N on Dec 29, 2016
Replacement for worn out slides
Matthew H on Dec 28, 2016
Can't make a table with a leaf without the most important part, extended slides
Dennis W on Dec 7, 2016
I need to fix our table.
Anthony R on Nov 25, 2016
Refinishing my great grandma's pedestal table for my mother's Christmas gift.
Jordan M on Nov 20, 2016
building table
Thomas S on Nov 16, 2016
This style matched what we were replacing.
julie a on Nov 11, 2016
I am restoring a table and the slides needed to be replaced. I decided to replace them with geared slides.
Roger B on Nov 11, 2016
building myself a dinning room table and chairs
James A on Oct 24, 2016
right for project
John K on Oct 20, 2016
bought 2 sets of these but now grt them for less from canadian supplier
ed s on Oct 17, 2016
needed to repair antique table
Jack T on Oct 16, 2016
The rack and pinion gear won't sag or stick in humid weather
John P on Oct 11, 2016
Wk end project
Greg C on Oct 10, 2016
Building a table
Jeff H on Oct 8, 2016
J W on Jul 13, 2016
only needed 24" expansion for the table
Keith W on Jul 13, 2016
To replace the two broken ones I have on my 35 year old kitchen table.
Ammon M on Jul 7, 2018
type of slide I wanted
Andy K. on Jun 18, 2018
Anyone built a trestle table like one of the images shows? How would the extensions pass through/by the top of each trestle?
Ben K on Oct 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They wouldn't. You would size the apron distance according to the extended length of the equalizer, so that the equalizer stays between the trestle tops. The center of the equalizer is connected to the table "tray" under the tops, and the outer members are attached to the table leaves.
What is the weight limit these can handle and still operate smoothly? I'm going to be building a somewhat beefy table top.
Jim W on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For suitability slides should be at least 2/3rds of the length of the table when it is in the closed length without leaves.
How long are the actual table extenders? (Equalizer slides)
A shopper on Apr 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 29611 is a 28" long slide. 70334 is a 38" long slide.
im planning on building a 60 in wide by 72 in long pedestal table cw 2 12 in leafs. will the 38 in slides work for this?
rick r on Dec 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have just completed building a 95" by 40", 5/4 thick Maple table with 2 12" leafs. My wife loves it. The 38" slides work great. :)
I bought the 70334 (38" )extensions and they work great. However, they have a small cutout that makes the 2 leaves I built rest slightly below the table top surface. Why are the slides cutout that way and how are leaves supposed to sit on them?
Scott B on Sep 29, 2018
I'm building a solid walnut table that will be 40 in. by 60 in. w/o two center leaves that will go in the middle. I plan on the legs and top to move out for the leaves to be inserted. Will this 29611 extension slide do that? Comments are talking about the top only sliding and that isn't what I plan on happening.
Bobby J on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: With an equalizer slide only the top structure of the table moves. This is why they are used on pedestal tables. For a four legged table or table where the legs are attached to the table halves and move with it one uses regular extension table slides rather than equalizer slides.
hello IM BUILDING A TABLE 110 INCHES WHAT SIZE EQUILAZER i need to have good stability?
alfredo m on Feb 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Alvredo, you are going to want to use the 38 inch slides for a table that long. I used part number 70334, 38" wood equalizer slides for my table. Mine wasn't quite as long as yours will be but it's big and heavy at 88"long with two 15" leaves and 42 inches wide with the top 2 1/4 inches thick. It's plenty stable and I don't think the length of yours would be an issue at all. Good luck! Rob.
what is the overall length and how much do they open for ? i need at least 24' opening and would like one to close at 22
johnn on Aug 2, 2016
I am assuming you want a 24" opening not 24'. The slides came in lengths of 28" and 38". Either one will handle a 24" leaf but that's the max for the 28" slide. The 28" slide will work just fine for a 22" leaf. I'm reading between the lines but I think you want the slides to allow a 22" leaf. If that's the case, go with the 28" slide.
Do these equalizer extenders work with split pedestal tables?
Dennis C on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Not very well. The center of the slide is anchored to the table base, the two outside, gear driven slides are attached to the table halves. This arrangement allows one person to open/close the table by pushing/pulling on one end, thus the name 'equalizer'. These slides are designed for a fixed base table and are excellent for that application. They would work if you locked the base but then you would no longer have a split pedestal table. FYI.. I have used these slides which worked very well on a fixed base table but never built a split pedestal table. Based on that, I think you should be looking for non-equalizing slides. Hope this helps.
Im making a 79" diameter round table with a 20" extension, will either of these work?
Mark N on Jul 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these slides will work very well for your project and will easily accommodate a 20" leaf assuming that your base is a pedestal. Good luck..
I have an antique oak lions paws three piece pedestal with a hidden center leg. Will the equalizer table slide work?
Theodore J on May 30, 2020
BEST ANSWER: If, when your table is extended, that hidden central leg is wide enough to support both slides and the extended table top (or if you can add a "crosspiece" to the top of it to attach both slides, with the "crosspiece" and slides hidden by the table apron), these are exactly the right slides for you.
What is the maximum extension beyond the end of the slide in the closed position? Would the hardware tolerate 17" of extension on either end of the hardware (for a total of 8' table with 2 x 12" leaves and 6' table when closed)? Would be constructed of old growth reclaimed doug fir (actual 2"x 6s); heavy!
Andy.Seaman on Jul 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I used this slide on a 6 Ft table fully extended, not sure what two extra feet would do!
can these be used on outdoor furniture?
Lu on Jun 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: These are great slides. I personally would not use them for anything where they may be exposed to moisture. Water makes wood do funny things like swelling. I would stick with metal.
BOSS1 on Apr 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I am not an expert...but I would think so. They are very strong and the description states that the 28" slide can handle two 12" leaves. So they should open sufficiently to accommodate a 24" leaf.
What size slides do I need for a 48" round table?
Anthony R on Sep 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That depends on how big the leaf will be. The round shape of the table will limit the size of the slides, and thus the size of the leaf.
I just installed Table slides on a 50" round pedestal table. The old equalizer slides were badly damaged and the owner was throwing the table and six chairs out. The table and chairs looked good. So after installing the new slides, the table opens and closes without the center leaf perfectly. Well, after putting the center leaf in the table and closing, locking one end, I can't line the other side up. It is about a 1/2" off of lining up the pins. Do you have a suggestion on how to fix?
MIKE on Jan 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It sounds like the new slides are at a slight angle so when the two pieces come together with center leaf one is out of alignment. You could solve it with math, but the easy way is to remove the slides and reinstall with the center leaf installed. Double check that the outer ends are the same distance and check the diagonals are equal as well. I hope this helps. RB
What do you use to maintain the slide? Lubricate?
Gil L on Jan 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't change the table size very often, so I can't vouch for its long-term effectiveness, but I sprayed a light coating of silicon when I originally installed them and all has been fine since.
I need to replace slides on an oak, split-base pedestal table. I may need to add a center leg. Are these the type of slides I need? And how might I find a person who can install them? Suggestions please.
Nan G on Jun 8, 2015
These are equalizer slides which are designed for and work very well for a stationary (base does not move) pedestal table. You have a split base which tells me that at some point if not at the moment you start to open the table, the base starts to open up as well. So I don't think equalizers are the answer. Why do you think you need a center leg if there isn't one already? In my opinion, I do not think these are the slides you need. What is currently installed? Maybe standard table extension slides are more suitable. There are lots of very good woodworkers out there that do this sort of thing for fun. It should not be to difficult to find one of these folks in your area who could give you a hand with this project.
Hope this helps..
Can I use these on a non pedestal extension table?
Daniel on Nov 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can and I have done it. Just allow for enough room with inside the table for them to open and something sturdy enough to support the weight of the table top and equalizer to prevent stress on the slides which in time would prevent smooth operation. I built a box style top to hide the equalizers and non moving solid leg base. The table top looks like it floats over an apron in essence.
What is the extended length of the 28 inch slide?
Byron W on Jul 3, 2018
I am building a white oak mission style dining room table. I had planned on making the table 68x42 in its closed position and expand with with 2-13 inch leaves making the table 94 inches wide fully expanded. I am building it on a fixed base that is 28x50. I am assuming I will need the equalizer table slides but am unsure as to what size I should buy for size of table? Please advise me on which size of equalizer slide I need. Thank you.
Randy B on Feb 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I built a table that was 40" x 40" but my daughter wanted two 15" leaves. I had to buy the 38" slides to accommodate the amount of opening needed for my two leaves. I think your situation is the same.
I am making a walnut table 40 inch by 60 inch closed & 192 inch open with 11 - 1 foot boards. 5 legs. What rails?
Joanne E on Nov 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry Joanne, I had a guy build my table, he told me what I needed and I got the stuff.
This is similar to a question already asked but if using these slides on a trestle table design would the the trestles separate from each other when extending to add a leaf or just the top? I'm having a difficult time visualizing the construction if just the top pulls apart and the base is stationary.
Scott S on Mar 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Scott, With these slides it's all about the base. The slides come assembled with in three sections. The center section is attached to the stationary table base. The outer two sections are attached to each half of the table top and are gear driven. Basically, one person can open/close the table by simply pushing/pulling on one end of the table. Problem with using these slides on a trestle table is that there is no stationary base to attach the center section thus defeating the design of these slides. I would look for non-equalizer slides but then you would have to hold each end of the table when opening or closing it. Hope this helps, sorry if it's confusing.
I have an old library table that is 90" long and weighs a ton. I'm thinking that I could double up 2 sets to be safe. My calculations show that it will be 2/3's with the two 18" leaves with the 36" sliders (as noted in another question below). Is this overkill or does this idea post a problem?
JASON B on Oct 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi Jason, Not sure this will answer your question but these are my concerns. From what I have gathered, slide length should be 2/3's the length of the table when closed to prevent droop when extended. So I'm thinking 36" slides will be to short. Using two sets of slides might present problems of it's own like binding if they are not installed parallel. Sorry this is not much help but you have a huge table for a pedestal and would need more details.
We currently have a claw foot table that slides open, but has no leafs. My husband will be making a leaf for this table, but the issue we have is when we slide it open, it slides only to one side, so if we add a leaf to the table as it is, the pedestal is not centered and the table will topple over. Will this product work to have the table open out evenly so that if we add a leaf to the table, the table pedestal will be centered?
jolie p on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Correct, the gears mesh with teeth that do just that. The pedestal will always be centered and work effortlessly.

What extension slide would you recommend for a 60" X 40'W table (w/4 legs) that opens to 28' max w/ (2) 14"extensions?
Frank A on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The equalizer rack and pinion slides worked really well for me. I used them on a red oak table I made for my daughter and they work beautifully. Well made and smooth operating. They should last a lifetime.
I have a 42 inch table with an 18 inch self storing leaf. The slides are damaged and need to be replaced. Is this strong enough or do I need the all metal slides?
Dee W on Oct 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are very strong. I built a 50" square table (1" MDF top = very heavy) that expands out to 74" using two of these slides. No problem. How they are attached to the underside is critical as well.
I have a table with a 14 inch extension and want to extend it another 28 inch. Can I use any of these?
Grandma on Oct 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure what you mean by "extension." These slides are meant for leaves that drop in between the halves of your the middle of the table. If your "extension" is a set size and pulls out from the end(s) of the table, then these aren't the slides to use.
Can these be used for a 12 inch single extension?
Fredzo on Aug 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure. The pair bought was for a three foot extension. You have to purchase the pair for the one foot extension
I'm building a 36" round pedestal with one 20" leaf wil 29611 work for a table that small?
Tom B on Feb 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The short version of these slides is 28" long by 3" wide. With your table closed, you only have 8" at the centers which means that leaves you just 4" when 1 equalizer centered. You will need 2 of them and even if they are butted together, you will not have enough table. Unless you modify these slides, they will not work for this project.
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