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2 rack bolts and 1 key. Electro brass. Use drill size 16mm.

2 rack bolts and 1 key. Electro brass. Use drill size 16mm.
Average Customer Rating:
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9 of 30(30%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
Review 1 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Rack bolts and key.
17 Apr 2013
By OldRowley
, Northants
"Very easily fitted and work as promised.
Two keys would have been an advantage as the bolts were to be used on different doors. Hence the 4* for features.
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no problems
10 Oct 2012
By smokemeakipperskipper
, Braunton
"I found this item to be very suitable for the intended use, a reasonable price for a reasonable product, I would be happy to purchase this item again in the future.
Live long and fester or live long and prosper, it really is your choice!
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Review 3 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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best buy
27 Sep 2012
By malc81
, mid wales
"cheaper than most places did the job well,make sure when fitting the two bolts go the same way when locking the door.no problem if fitted wrong ,after fitting just pull out and turn."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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best knob ever
8 Aug 2012
By DIYdaycare
, Swindon
"does what you expect it is quite solid for the price and is loads better than yusing the key version for the rack bolt"
Review 5 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Sturdy but 1 key a problem
17 Apr 2013
By ArtanAbart
, Gloucestershire
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"These locks are chunky and seem well made compared to the last one I bought and for the price I felt I'd got a bargain.
Make sure you measure exact when you drill the key hole at the side, I was slightly out and adjustments are difficult.
Brass finish looks smart, usual brass screws with slot heads (heads can sheer off if you're not careful, drill pilot holes first).
Shaft extends to about 13mm when fully extended.
As others have mentioned, only providing one key is a bit stingy. My locks are upstairs and downstairs, no problem I thought, I'll buy another key, (Screwfix don't sell spares).
Unfortunately the lock is about -2 mm bigger than the standard star-key so do not lock properly with a bog-standard key (you have to jiggle the key, the key starts to round off and the lock doesn't fully extend then sticks) so this is costing me more time and money that I expected buying and trying other keys.
I would have rather paid an extra £1 and got 2 keys with this and on this basis I’m not even sure that it is now fit for purpose."
Review 6 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Great at keeping brother out
27 Dec 2012
By DIYDANCE
, Letchworth
"Simple at lock that keeps my brother out of my room. Screwfix please start stocking the spare keys"
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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budget low security lock
16 Nov 2012
By jollygreengiant
, pool
"Easy fit low security lock mechanism ideal for cupboards etc."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Works but quality not great
5 Nov 2012
By Retrop55
, Edinburgh
"Rack bolts and key - One of the locks was notchy when turning key so key stck. Issue is design / quality of the manufacture."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Shut That Door!
18 Jul 2012
By DIYBargainHunter
, Bury
"Good deterent product. Not as solid as other makes that are available on the market; had to take the first set back due to the key not turning the lock. 2nd set better but get the feeling that the teeth on the key or lock would soon wear with lots of use; best these were put somewhere where the door is only being locked/unlocked occasionally."
Review 10 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Cheap, nasty and over-priced
20 Nov 2012
By Lazyoldgit
, Norfolk
"These look good when installed and the pair I bought do function properly but the construction is just nasty so I don't expect them to last very long.
Only getting one key is not helpful and the silly little slot-headed screws that come with them are useless but the worst thing is that if you shop around you can find the genuine Yale-branded rack bolts on-line for less than these."
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OK but have a design problem
20 Apr 2009
By PeterJT
, Scotland
"These rack bolts can easily get stuck open. There is no flange on the back end to stop the bolt end being pushed back into the door when it is open. If this happens the key cannot be inserted and the lock has to be taken out the door to get the bolt to function again."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Poor quality - avoid!
9 Mar 2014
By OrthoSteve
, Derby
"These rack bolts have almost no redeeming features except the low price.
The rack mechanism is not at all smooth.
The back plate of the bolt is very thin, not quite rectangular, and not centred on the bolt.
The key supplied is too short to work with a 44mm thick door.
The screws supplied are made of very low quality metal - the heads strip very easily, and one sheared off inside my nice new door. Grrrrr!
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Review 13 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Do not buy this
8 Mar 2014
By JLPS
, Inverclyde
"As so many before me have said recently the quality is not there.
I like others have had the same scenario one lock works and one does not. Mine is fitted on a door to the basement that is not a fire exit (its just to stop the children getting in there).
I wouldn't trust this on a door where I needed out in an emergency and the key turns but the lock doesn't open"
Review 14 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Not convinced
10 Jul 2013
By scooby67
, Blackwood
"Bought to work with thumb turn knobs rather than the supplied key. Found one of the pair worked fine, but not the other. Exchanged at the shop and found this seemed to be common with all pairs (one works with the thumb turn but not the other)"
Review 15 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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Too expensive at any price
20 Jun 2013
By jestham
, swansea
"Flimsy, poorly designed, doesnt work-- other than that it is ok-- NO not really."
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Very poorly made
17 Jun 2013
By Thatbloke
, London
"The thread did not line up with the hole so the bolt could not move using the key."
Review 17 for Rack Bolts & Key Pair
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poor rack bolts
18 May 2013
By cookie51
, huddersfield
"flimsy and key fragile, teeth worn immediately
not happy with quality. Went off and bought another brand ....Y... more money but better quality
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Poor quality
1 Apr 2013
By Adieu
, Berkshire
"They are such a poor quality- they keep jamming. Will return all 6 pairs I have bought..."
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poor quality rack bolts
25 Jan 2013
By woodcreator
, birmingham
"I bought 5packs of these to fit for a friend. Out of the 5 packs 10 items in total 5 items were usable 1 was usable but not satisfactory 4 were useless and had to be changed, as usual Screw fix did not quibble they changed them and allowed me to open several packs to find 4good ones. the items were not up to the usual standard i have come to expect at Screw fix"
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Not up to the job!
23 Jan 2013
By markuk767
, Taunton
"Although a cheap price these are simply a poorly made product. Ok for very occassional use, the gear mechanism will not last and mine failed during installation testing. Take my advice and, like me, buy quality branded product (Yale, Chubb, ERA) and you will see the difference in quality. Suggest Screwfix drop this product for better quality brand and charge more."
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