Plenty strong enough, but fit was too sloppy for what I had originally intended.
This is a great product and heavy duty as well. We purchased it for a post and rail gate but because of the contour of the post it didn't work for what we needed. It is simply for a flat surface with no contour to it. I was disappointed to have to send it back but would recommend it to anyone who wants a heavy duty gate latch. GREAT PRODUCT!!
Price was good, quality of the product, and it was what I was looking for.