There used to be some real heap ones, used a screw with a round (but slotted
head) on the door and a receptacle similar to the ones you mentioned above.
Not elegant but they held very well. Can't say who made them but I'm
guessing Stanley as the cabinets I broke up had Stanley pivot hinges...saved
those and the catches, use both on my shop cabinets.
Yeah. The prongs were maybe 3/8 - 1/2 wide, had plastic tips and were
spring loaded in some fashion, took a fair amount of push/pull to open/close
Nor do I. I browsed Stanley, Amerock and WoodWorkers Supply without luck.
Best I can say is that they had to have been very low price because the
cabinets were cheap, cheap, CHEAP. Did I mention they were cheaply made?
There are lots of quality magnetic latches and closers that work for
How about magnetic fridge gaskets and weatherstipping? They handle
the shock of closing just fine.
Yes there are some real cheap magnetic closers/latches sold for
cabnetry etc that are pretty useless - but if you look and mabee pay a
bit more there are some that WILL last.
You haven't looked very far. The stanley and Amerock type (Stanley
711030, 711075, 710300 etc ) (and Amerock CM976 series) are decent
quality - or at least alweys were, but the EPCO 5XX series is far
superior as they do not have the impact problem.
The simple bullet catches, with metal or plastic springs, are wear-
and have to be well aligned. The magnet catches are better
because alignment is 'automatic' as long as the poles don't
miss the plate. The magnet sits between two floating pole
pieces, it never strikes anything. They last forever.
There are also hook-capture-the-rod catches that always latch in
a particular plane but which have less alignment sensitivity
than the bullet catches. These are like the latch on your car trunk.
They look complex; I probably can't afford those.
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