Rated 1 out of
Small, useless screws
Bought these to replace noisy roller catches on a cabinet door but consigned them to the bin and re-installed the original catches in the end.
They are really quite small and consequently hard to align. There is no scope for adjustment at all (countersunk screw into round countersunk holes) so you have to get the hole positioning perfect to less than a 1mm or so horizontally otherwise the catch fouls and won't close. Not a problem but does require a bit of care.
The biggest problem is the screws which are tiny, aren't formed properly and are made out of very soft metal. Bad fit with a Pozi #0 #1 despite having Pozi "crosshair" markings so no idea what they are supposed to be and disintegrate under even light hand screwdriver torque. If you do manage to get them fully home, the countersink depth on the catches isn't deep enough for the screw head size so the heads, tiny as they are, still sit proud and prevent the catch from closing fully flush.
Overall they are very cheap but you get what you pay for. This catch would probably be suitable for a dolls house made out of softwood but the screws are not really suitable for anything a bit dense like the hardwood cabinet I was trying to use them on.
Date published: 2016-03-25
Rated 4 out of
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.
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 2 out of
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.
Date published: 2012-06-11
Rated 1 out of
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!
Date published: 2012-06-05