Rated 2 out of 5Â by FJROwner Functional, just
As other reviewers have remarked these are cheap and not particularly well made, the screws are so soft, that they are completely useless. I had to carefully further countersink the holes to take small 3mm TurboGold screws, the catches themselves tend to warp easily, so you need to be careful when screwing them down. Once you've overcome these issues, they are quite strong and seem to do the job.
26 Apr 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by KitchenRay Poor Quality
These are cheap so it should be no surprise they are very poor quality.
The screws in particular are completely useless and I threw them all away.
The catches themselves I'm using to hold on an access panel I never expect to use so think they'll be fine but I'd have my doubts if it was for regular use.
21 Oct 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by UTCDeseng Corroded balls
Rough finish that needs working over with files and emery paper. Worst is all the balls are badly corroded as a result of galvanic action with the brass.
It goes without saying the screw are useless. Disappointing.
25 Nov 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Bidge Strong latch
Very strong latch, but does need precision fitting to allow the male and female to join up.
The strength of the latch can be adjusted through a pair of grub screws that adjust the height of the ball bearings and thus latch strength.
The white metal the unit is made from is quite brittle, as one snapped on installation and the screws that come with it are next to useless, as they chew up with only slight pressure.
I would still highly recommend the latch as it has a really good grip strength and is a very neat fit.
11 Mar 2013