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A latch or catch (known as sneck in Northern England and Scotland) is a type of mechanical fastener that joins two (or more) objects or surfaces while allowing for their normal separation. A latch usually engages an additional piece of hardware on the other mounting surface. Depending upon the kind and style of the latch, this engaged bit of hardware may be known as a keeper or strike.

A latch is not the exact same as the locking mechanism of a door or window, although often they are found together in the exact same item.

Latches variety in complexity from flexible 1-piece flat springs of metal or plastic, such as are used to keep blow molded plastic power tool instances closed, to multi-point cammed latches used to keep big doors closed.


Slam latch A slam latch utilizes a spring and is activated by the shutting or slamming of a door. Like all latches, a slam latch is a mechanism to hold a door closed. The slam latch derives its name from its capability to slam doors and drawers shut with out damaging the latch. A slam latch is rugged and perfect for industrial, agricultural and construction applications.

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