"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."
"Very imprtessed with these little catches. I broke my loft hatch latch and need something just to hold the hatch flush against the ceiling. The catch will hold in line or at 90 degrees to each other and the adjustable screws which push the ball bearings together can be tweeked to provide as much or as little grip as you need. Excellent value and going to use the rest to make a box to hide exposed plumbing work that has to be built into place but might need removing in case of water leaks, they hold fast and tight."
"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."
"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."
"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.