These industry standard casket latches are quality stamped steel.
Latches come in two styles; opening either to the left or to the right. For left hand style, the lever clasp points to the left and pivots on the right. For the right hand style, the clasp points to the right and pivots on the left. Many casket builders use the left hand style exclusively on both sides of all caskets.
Available in both left hand and right hand kits that include screws. The four pieces for the assembly are packaged separately. Latches are also available in bulk packs. Bulk packs do not include #6 screws.
Casket Latch Universal Kit Contents
Bottom Mounting Plate (1)
Top Mounting Plate (1)
Width: 2 inches
Back: 3/4 inch (measured from front wall of casket to back of mortise)
Depth: 3/16 inch
Radius: 1/4 inch (use 1/2 inch router bit)
Material: Stamped steel
Origin: Made in the USA
Use a 1/2 inch router bit. Setup your template or stops for a 2 inch width. To avoid tear-out, take off very very little (about 1/16) with your first pass working from left to right. Take only about 1/8 to 3/16 more material per pass and complete the mortise in 4-6 passes. If you are too aggressive--especially on the first pass--it may result in tear-out on the right edge of the mortise.