Stanley Thumb Latch Instructions

Jose Leiva

Using a Stanley thumb latch is no different from using any other type of thumb latch. A thumb latch is a simple type of door latch usually used for gate doors -- not exactly the most secure type of latch. Though it won't keep people in or out of your gate, a thumb latch will help keep pets in and strays out. When you decide to go with a Stanley thumb latch rather than any other brand, you get the guarantees that Stanley gives with their products.

Step 1

Grab the door handle with your hand.

Step 2

Pinch the thumb latch with your thumb. This will unlatch the door.

Step 3

Pull the door toward you to open the door.

Step 4

Close the door behind you and the thumb latch will latch the door in place.