Locking Lever Bar Latch – What you need to know
The Dunn & Watson Locking Lever Bar Latch must be one of the most practical devices ever created! It has one use and one use only and that’s to allow you to open and close a locking drawer slide with one hand.
You might not think that this is a big thing, but if you have ever struggled to open your fridge or drawer slides when your hands are full, then you’ll understand the perfection in this product. It can be cut to fit any of the Dunn & Watson fridge or drawer slides and is very easy to install. With stainless steel fittings and a black powder coated finish – this is the ideal piece of kit for campers, tradies and anyone who loves fishing.
What sizes are available?
To maximise the versatility of this latch it comes in one size that can be cut down to fit the width of all the Dunn & Watson fridge or drawer slides. This width is 1000mm and it’s an easy DIY project to cut it down to size and install it on the front of your sliders.
Features of our Locking Lever Bar Latch
Our Locking Lever Bar Latch is designed to fit the 60kg locking drawer slides, 125kg locking drawer slides and 227kg locking drawer slides. It has stainless steel fittings and comes in a black powder coated finish for the 60kg locking lever bar, but a stainless steel finish on the125kg and 227kg locking lever bar.
- Australian made
- Fits 60kg, 125kg and 227kg locking drawer slides
- Black powder coated finish on the 60kg locking lever bar
- Raw stainless steel finish on the 125kg and 227kg locking lever bar.
- Allows one handed operation of locking drawer slides
- Available in 1000mm width and can be cut to size
- Easy DIY installation
Benefits of our Locking Lever Bar Latch
Without our Locking Lever Bar Latch, you need two hands to unlock and lock the fridge or drawer slides. That’s because you need to depress the triggers located at the front end of each slider, then pull the sliders towards you with both hands before locking it in the open position. Once you have finished accessing your fridge or drawer, you then need to depress these two triggers again to unlock the sliders, push it back into the closed position and relock it by releasing the triggers.
However, when you install our Locking Lever Bar Latch, you only need one hand for the entire job. This makes the operation of your locking drawer slides so much easier, particularly when you have your hands full. It’s also ideal for anyone with a touch of arthritis in the hands or fingers, because depressing the triggers might be difficult or painful.
The single lever bar along the front of your sliders means that you just need to hook a finger over the bar and press down slightly to unlock the sliders (you can even use the palm of your hand), then pull the bar towards you to open the slider. To close, you simply depress the Locking Lever Bar Latch again to unlock the sliders, push the sliders back into the fully closed position and release the bar.
Benefits of our locking drawer slides
We have light duty (60kg), medium duty (125kg) and heavy duty (227kg) locking drawer slides. They are available in a variety of lengths and open to their full extension. They are strong and long lasting and are ideal for tradies and campers. Anyone who needs to open and close drawers in the back of their Ute, van, caravan, RV or 4WD or needs to access a fridge, generator or other heavy item can benefit from locking drawer slides.
That’s because, unlike regular drawer slides, locking drawer slides lock into the open or closed position. There’s really no other difference between the regular and locking drawer slides, except for the additional locking mechanism. The huge benefit of this locking mechanism is that when in the fully open or fully closed positions, the sliders will not move back and forth when you are driving, parked on a slope or if they are nudged.
Drawers or fridges can become dangerous missiles if the sliders open and close accidentally, which can easily happen on the road. This makes a locking mechanism a huge benefit to anyone who uses drawer or fridge slides. Safety is a big factor with these locking drawer slides and they are extremely popular with campers and tradies.
You can also easily disconnect our 60kg and 125kg locking drawer slides when you need to access a small space behind the drawers or fridge. They are also available in a wide range of lengths to suit most of your needs. All these drawer slides (60kg, 125kg and 227kg) can be fitted to any drawer system, whether checker plate, aluminium or carpet lined.
When you add a Locking Lever Bar Latch to your locking drawer slides, you automatically increase its functionality, versatility and ease of use. If you really want to increase safety on the road, you can’t go wrong with fitting a pair of our locking drawer slides along with our Locking Lever Bar Latch.
Trailer Parts Direct – Your 4WD expert
Trailer Parts Direct is an Australian owned and operated company manufacturing all our products in our Australian factory. We take great pride in everything we manufacture, spending a lot of time testing everything to make sure that they are top quality and fit for purpose. We don’t sell anything that we are not 100% behind and all our employees are 4WD enthusiasts and fully capable of helping you decide what you need for your project.
Since we manufacture everything ourselves, we also offer our customers a custom option, when our standard sizes don’t suit their project. Whether that’s a fridge slide, water tank, Ute canopy, RV doors, toolboxes, drawer systems or gas struts, we can custom manufacture whatever you need to make your project a success. Custom fabrication is one of our popular services, so just contact us and we’ll give you a quote ASAP.