Rated 1 out of 5Â by Stroppyengineer Rubbish bolt
This purchase was a replacement for one that failed on first use. The product looks good but that is it. The polish is great but it's poorly cast brass badly put together. With 3 of my bolts the screws fell out since the threads were poorly cut, the fourth had been forced in at an angle and cracked the casting. Better to pay twice as much and get something that is serviceable
22 Oct 2014
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Diyman Make a bolt for the door
I have fitted 4 of this size of bolt to two doors and 20 or more of the 100mm size and found they need a bit of attention prior to fitting.
Take it apart if necessary and make sure there is plenty of tension in the flat spring. Assemble the parts and tighten the knob with grips.Throw away the screws that come with them and use yellow zinc plated goldscrew for a more reliable job.
I agree in part to what others are saying and it should not be necessary to "repair" the bolt or use different screws but at the price and looks of the unit - I really don't mind.
9 Oct 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Hargate 4 broken bolts
Bought 4 of these to put on cupboard doors. I should have headed the other reviewers. The knobs kept falling off. 1 snapped, 2 bent and the other sheared the know off. 4 out of 4 failed.
Given that these seem to be the same issues as others have found, why does Screwfix continue to sell them. Making a decent bolt is not difficult.
FIND A NEW MANUFACTURER
17 Aug 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by markdespark Very poor quality
I bought a couple of these to reinforce the security on my front door, they were advertised as heavy duty, they look beautiful but in practise are cheap and rubbish,badly made, as soon as I fitted one, I tested it by trying to open the door and it snapped straight away.I got a refund but this has been a waste of my time.Why don't screwfix sell a good heavy duty door bolt?
15 Aug 2011