Rated 3 out of 5Â by powles dissapointing
Went to fit but it does not come with fixings. These were difficult to source which took up my valuable time. A fixing pack would have been useful, even if it was extra cost. CP
30 Nov 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Swan Not really heavy duty.
Having read the mixed reviews for this ring latch I thought I would chance it because it is relatively inexpensive compared to some others I have looked at. My first observation was that the only thing 'heavy duty' about it is the rings, which are about 10mm thick. The rest of it feels quite flimsy, especially the circlip and washer that holds the ring onto the back plate, which seems to be the main reason behind most of the negative reviews. I greased this area to prevent corrosion prior to fitting and I hope that will prolong its life. The screws that come with the latch are much too small so I ran a 5mm drill through the fixing holes and used No.10 round head screws to fix it in place. I have recommended this product but it is really only suitable for light weight gates.
29 Nov 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Mrel Heavy weight - but didn't last
Looks like very good value. Big heavy and chunky. Japanned finish is always going to corrode, but it is what it is. However, I didn't expect the staple (the stay at the end) to simply sheer off in a couple of months. That said, Screwfix changed it with no problem. I hope the second one lasts a bit longer because it does look good.
4 Nov 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Ok, but...
Same item bought a few years ago broke, but the replacement is about 20mm shorter! So much faffing and exchange of parts between old latch and new one, which would not have been necessary if the product was consistent and did not break in light use in the first place. As with many products, an overall robust design is let down by a weak critical moving part, and lack of consistency.
19 May 2015