Latch Upgrade Kit for Pre-2008 Drums


SKU: 0e2328bc3db8 Category:


Buying Advice:

This new latch replaces the old pin and chain lid closing system which is no longer present on new drums (post 2008).  This new latch permits one-handed operation while opening and closing the drum.  Substantially easier loading and unloading.  We are recommending at this time that everyone remove the chain/pin from their existing drum with a screwdriver and keep in a safe place in the event that a reinstallation becomes necessary.  All new drums will ship with this new latch only. (read the Latch Review here)

(Latch Installation Guide Here)


  • Stainless Steel Drum Latch
  • Mounting Hardware, Screws and Stainless Rivets


  • Stainless Steel Latch
  • Mounting Hardware



Not Included


  • Everything Else 🙂

Notes to be Aware of:

  • Generally ships in 1 days
  • Requires Standard Hand tools to mount to your drum.  (Screwdriver and/or a Crescent Wrench)
  • It is generally recommended not to leave this latch in the spring-loaded position while it cools as this may cause the latch to loose some of its natural tension.
  • Please attach to the drum, right or left of  the stud for the stud for the pin/chain just off center, where the holes line up.
  • (Latch Installation Guide Here)

Additional information

Weight 0.0625 lbs
Dimensions 0.5 × 1 × 2.5 in

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