Fixing cabinet door hardware such as locking systems can be awkward and time-consuming, so manufacturers are taking steps to improve the process. FDB Panel Fittings, for example, is launching a new clip-on rod guide for flat rods. This push-on guide fits on an M6 weld stud and then accepts a industry-standard 14x3mm flat rod.
For multi-cabinet lock installations this is said to be a definite advantage, with fitting of each clip taking only a couple of seconds and alignment being assured. A similar product for round rods is expected to be available shortly.
The quick, tool-less installation is completely reversible by unclipping the rod and then unscrewing/unclipping the guide.