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Soft Down Drop Front Support

Item #
82553
Rating:
78% of 100
Allows drop fronts on cabinets to lower gently during opening. A speed adjustment screw lets you control the rate of descent. Support opens drop front to a maximum angle of 90°. Nickel-plated steel arms with umber-colored plastic housing.
(1) Soft Down Drop Front Support
More Information
Brand Sugatsune
Manufacturer Part Number SDS-100-UMBER
Weight 0.3500
Tech Spec
  • Compact design makes these supports ideal for installing in tight places.
  • Use one support per 43" /lbs. Figure" /lbs with this formula: (lid wt. X front to back size) divided by 2.
  • Speed adjustment screw lets you control the rate of descent.
  • Support opens drop front to a maximum angle of 90°
  • Nickel plated steel arms with umber colored plastic housing.
  • Reversible - can be used on either the right or left side.
  • Requires min. space of 6-3/4"H X 5-5/8" front to back, perfect for tight places.
  • Price for each one.
Technical Documents
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Soft Down Dropsupport
Great product.....requires some care to install on each side for exact fit but did the job as a retrofit on an all oak (heavy) drop leaf.
August 8, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Easy to install and adjust.
Bought a pair for the top of a treasure chest I built and they work great. Worth every penny.
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August 8, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Hinge and worked better than expected
I bought 2 for a kitchen cabinet door that opened downward. This fit the project perfectly. Installation was straight forward but be advised that the directions come in Japanese and English only.
September 12, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best hinge
This is the best hinge for a child's toy box. I have made toy boxes for each of my 7 grandchildren and have used this hinge on every one of them.
December 5, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product
I've used this closer over and over again. When you have grand kids it saves little fingers from getting slammed between the cover and the front edge. Great for toy boxes and other applications with lids.
November 14, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Drop Was Tops
Drop worked perfectly, replacing a less than adequate one. Just follow the instructions and measurements exactly!
Soft Drop Down Front Support Aplication
Soft Drop Down Front Support Aplication
August 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Up or Down?
The soft close box lid looks identical to the soft open drop front desk but they work in opposite directions. Be careful you order the correct unit. Either works flawlessly when installed to the correct dimensions. I have used the soft down box lid for many toy boxes and blanket chests and I highly recommend it but recommend they be used in pairs.
August 22, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
82553 vs 69732
These two supports look identical but operate in the opposite direction. If you want a box lid to close softly use the 69372. If you want a drop front door to open softly use the 82553. This will keep you from buying the wrong support
December 26, 2013
Soft down hinges were quite challenging to get positioned right for proper function, especially since my project had a back angle of 3 degrees. But once in place and adjusted they work fabulously. My only wish would have been if they would have been offered in more finishes. Black plastic with antique bronze arms would have matched the cabinet better, but I chose function over style and am pleased with the results.
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December 7, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Cajun
The drop down worked great - one installation very nicely drops a 66'x14" panel to about 110 degrees. The problem is the instructions are nearly worthless for locating anchor points for proper operation - try increasing the 45mm dimension to 50mm.
November 6, 2018
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Liked the Look of these Lifts and they will do the job
Mike W on Jul 3, 2019
Review and price
caywood p on Oct 26, 2018
Liked the Look of these Lifts and they will do the job
Mike W on Jul 3, 2019
Better b easy and strong 4 the price
Marla T on Mar 5, 2019
Review and price
caywood p on Oct 26, 2018
Needed for a drop-front cabinet.
William E on Jan 24, 2017
This is very good for toy box's, they close very slow. I use 2 on heavy lids.
Dennis c on Jan 22, 2017
Used before
Ken S on Nov 6, 2016
Toy Box
Ottis D on Oct 10, 2016
It was very simple to install and use
James H on Sep 3, 2016
Wonderful support for drop desk front
Dana B on Aug 20, 2016
This will be used in a horizontal, over-the -microwave kitchen cabinet. Unlike friction types, it will not require periodic adjustment. Opening fully and closing gently are useful characteristics for use of this type of use.
Daniel B on Jul 13, 2016
To protect my granddaughter's fingers
Terry M on Jan 30, 2016
Need these in order to complete a drop down bar cabinet front.
Ken L on Jan 16, 2016
Used on other toy chests
Douglas K on Jan 12, 2016
Use for my daughters drop down desk wall unit.
Chris W on Aug 29, 2015
I have used these drop front supports in the past and like the way they work and the quality of the product.
David H on Jun 4, 2015
To replace a broken hinge with a matching hinge.
James A on May 24, 2015
Perfect solution for a specific cabinet installation
Janet M on Apr 16, 2015
Better b easy and strong 4 the price
Marla T on Mar 5, 2019
Needed for a drop-front cabinet.
William E on Jan 24, 2017
Wanting to install on a pantry cabinet in front of a microwave opening. Does this product hold the door closed when the door is shut vertical? Also, can the door overlap onto the stiles and this product still work properly?
Blake M on Mar 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it keeps it closed when vertical. Yes the door can overlap and work properly.
what is the recommended weight load for this?
Andrew K on Mar 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Use one support per 43" /lbs. Figure" /lbs with this formula:

(lid wt. X front to back size) divided by 2.
Will this work for a drop front secretary desk? The supports it came with are broken, and I want to be able to support a laptop on the drop front. Will these do this?
Lisa D on Aug 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes but you will want 2, 1 on each side to support the drop front. I would also add a magnetic hold close feature if you have kids around the desk to make sure it is not inadvertently opened by small kids (under 4) who might hurt themselves pulling it down. You can adjust drop rate but may need additional hold closed force.
I want to use two on a drop down wall desk. One right one left. Is there any issue with setting speed and will they look identical in their mounting?
Lane S on Jan 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought two of these drop downs for a similar application to replace a part that failed on a kitchen garage cabinet drop down door. Unfortunately the way the door was hinged I could not use that type of drop down and had to return them. I used a simple desk drop and stop instead.
I would like to use this on a children's toy box will it hold the lid open as well as the soft down?
lee c on Jun 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No soft down only works for opening not closing. This hinge is for a desk top that folds down. Not a lid that you lift up.
Hi, I like this item. Is it available in black?
Seth T on Jul 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I purchased the tan one that was the Only one that I saw
The support is going under a kitchen bench top would I still need to put some type of hinge as well or is the support act as a hinge also ?l
A shopper on May 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a support only. Your drop front would need to be hinged separately.
Where is the speed adjustment screw located? Is it the same part as the "bind screw" (see instructions, step 3)?
Kevin S. on May 24, 2018