Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 7
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by breynold2 decent but spindle too short.
The latch installed easily and looks nice. Luckily I was replacing a similar latch that had the correct length spindle. The spindle that's included is only 4". The black paint has already chipped in a few spots so hopefully the metal that's underneath doesn't rust. It would be nice if the packaging explained what makes this "heavy duty" and whether it's rust proof.
April 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LCpalmbay Nice Design
This latch worked well for my gate which is about 5' high and 40" wide. It is very solid and heavy and I like the appearance of the ring. When installing the latch, the bar should rest on the bottom of the support piece to be able to lift the latch off the latch plate. The necessary screws are provided. An additional ring is supplied for the other side of the gate.
January 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Norm Latch Catcher
I made a gate out of a solid slab of 7/16" plywood, to keep my dogs in their yard. Since the plywood is a lot thinner than a standard gate, I cut the spindle down to 1 7/16". Just to make sure it would work for me, I placed the latch assemblies on the plywood gate, in the area I wanted to use. Since I was using 7/16" thick plywood, I couldn't use the screws provided. I used small bolts & nuts to hold the latch handle assemblies in place. I used shorter screws to hold the latch keep in place. I used the provided screws to secure the latch catch plate to the post. On all parts, I marked the holes through the latch mechanism holes, center punched & drilled them. To find the center for the spindle hole, I drew a diagonal line from the center of the 4 latch handle holes, ie: top right hole to lower left hole, then top left hole to lower right hole. Where they meet in the center is where I drilled the 7/16" hole for the spindle. This was a very simple project. The latch works perfectly.
October 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by alleymca Love it!
I love this Everbilt Decorative Ring Latch. It's rustic design is attractive, it has a nice solid feel and good weight., appears very sturdy and is simple in its use. The only issue I have with the latch is that it is not very scratch resistant, and that the installation instructions that are on the unit's plastic bag could be more legible. In the end the latter was not a problem though, because the installation is fairly simple.
September 26, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by yorumm1 Great idea but poor quality
I needed to finish my fence and gate project over the weekend so I went to the Depot to look for this gate ring latch. picked it up and drove 18 miles home only to find out that one of the rings was not formed correctly. went back only to find out that all the other packages had been opened and taped closed. Do you think that the Depot would send these items back to the manufacturer? no. they just put them back on the shelf.
I finally found enough parts scattered on the shelf to make up a good set. yes, its cheap but it will hold me over till I can find something better. I also made some wooden stops for the gate because the latch has too much free play. the problem with the latch is the fact that there is too much free play in ALL the parts which allows for a poor gate closing. and its painted steel.
July 13, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by BuyQuality Buyer Beware
These are cheap knock-offs of Snug Collage Hardware. As with the companion tee hinges (Model # 20484 Internet # 203561801 Store SKU # 568785) these are simply powder coated steel, not even galvanized under the powder coating. They look nice initially, but will almost certainly rust and corrode in a few years if they live outside in the sun/rain/snow/heat/cold 365 days per year. I am a scientist and happen to know a bit about metallurgy so I know the importance of the metal under harsh outdoor conditions. The given specifications and descriptions leave out the key information and I had to dig to find out how these were made. The Snug Cottage versions cost about 50% more, but all parts are stainless steel or a non-rusting aluminum/zinc alloy.
Also the spindle is designed for gates that are up to 3 inches thick (it might work at up to 3 3/8”, but failed at the 3.75” thickness of my gate). You will have to find and buy a longer spindle if your gate is thick (Home Depot does not seem to carry longer spindles). The Snug Cottage version works with up to 5” thick gates and has an option for gates up to 12”.
I returned the ones I bought and went with the more expensive but quality product. I expect to ultimately save money as I won’t have to replace the latch in a few years (plus my hardware will look nice throughout the life of the gate). It’s a shame that Home Depot does not seem to believe that people will spend more for a quality product if they explain why it matters. Educated customers make different choices. The average unwary consumer simply gets stuck with a poor product.
Bottom line: for indoor or short term use these are probably fine, but not IMO for the 95% of customers who want long term durability outside.
May 29, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by abova Pretty but could be more sturdy.
I bought 2 of these when we were building my fence. We installed them on the 2 little gates (the big drive through gate needed something very sturdy) I had been shopping around to find something simple for my children to open (they are 6 and 4) The 4 year old can open them with ease and they are very pretty. My gates swing out so the latch has to be on the outside which is great because my dog could open it if it was on the inside. There is quite a bit of play in the latch. I can rock the door back and forth with it closed and it doesnt open but I am worried that after a few years the dog will be able to jump on it and push it open because of the not so sturdy appearance. They are very pretty installed i just wouldnt put much faith in them if they were thoroughly abused on a regular basis.
May 14, 2013