Double Ball Cabinet Catches Chrome-Plated 42mm Pack of 10
Using this to hold open a latch in the vertical position. Thought I'd need to use two of them but one correctly adjusted works perfectly, and I've got 9 spare!
Some complaints are about the size being small and being hard to fit. The size is for the fixings and it needs some planning to fit correctly. I fitted one side and locked the other catch bit in place then used that as a template to mark where it's to go. Took it apart, fitted the second section and it fitted perfectly.
10 Nov 2014
A lot smaller than I first anticipated - good feature is the ability to increase pressure of ball bearing for closure.
Bought these to see if they would stop our child from opening kitchen cabinets - still to fit at this time.
One of the items has been misaligned and drilled off square meaning one of the 10 items is useless.
11 Jun 2012
forget about it
The are badly designed - there is no way to adjust them and must be aligned precisely as previously mentioned.
In addition, they are poor quality - the pack I had contained bad chrome plating and some had sharp unfinished edges.
Finally the screws don't seem to tap properly (maybe this was just me), and the slot is ridiculously shallow making driving into harder wood extremely difficult.
Seriously - avoid these!
5 Jun 2012
Very Fiddly Catches
Nicely constructed but very small and requires absolute precision in lining up the male and female halves: no slotted screw holes to allow positional adjustment. I gave up and used roller catches instead - much more forgiving, and cheaper too.
17 Sep 2011