If you lose the key to your vertical or lateral file cabinet, it’s easy to get a new one. Most of the time, the support from the cabinet maker is enough, but it may take a while. It might be too much to ask you to wait for a new key for weeks.
Instead of telling you to do something drastic that could damage your file cabinet, a professional locksmith can give you a new key for your file cabinet. Buying a new filing cabinet would cost more than doing this. Don’t be afraid to tell them what they need to know.
A file cabinet is a piece of furniture that is used in offices and homes to store and organize papers. A lot of these cabinets have locks that work like cams or plungers to help keep documents safe. The owners of these cabinets have to change the locks on them often because keys get lost or to keep people from getting in without permission in an office setting. Even if you’ve lost the key, it’s not too hard to change the lock on a filing cabinet.
Allow time for ground or fast shipping to arrive with replacement keys (if they are available). If the company that made the cabinet doesn’t have spare keys and instead tells you to contact another company that makes locks, go to that company for help.
If you don’t have the key to unlock your lock, you can buy one from the company that made it. You can also call a locksmith, who will also be able to complete this process. Even if you don’t have a key to unlock your lock, a locksmith can “pick” it to move it. If you’re just replacing the lock core, you don’t need any extra hardware, but it’s still important to get the right replacement core.
Most brands of lateral and vertical filing cabinets can get new keys from us.
These keys for the file cabinet were made just for me.
We sell all the big names.
If you give us the code, we probably already have the key to your filing cabinet on hand.
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The locksmith will come as soon as possible to your home or office to fix the lock on your filing cabinet without a key. A trustworthy locksmith can do this job quickly and without hurting the filing cabinet. They can also give you a new key that will work.
If I lose the key to the file cabinet, what should I do?
In addition to the new key the locksmith will give you, we suggest making a couple more so you never have to worry about losing a filing cabinet key again. Just put your extra keys somewhere safe that only you can get to. You can get copies of your keys at any hardware store.
Are the locks on all file cabinets the same?
First of all, most of the locks on desks and filing cabinets are “factory” locks that are often supplied by the company that makes the furniture. Most of the time, the manufacturer only gives you a limited number of ways to use the keys. Some companies only make twenty different kinds of keys.
Can the Home Depot make a key for a file cabinet?
Home Depot can also make skeleton keys for older locks and keys for padlocks and cabinet locks.
How can a lock on a drawer be broken?
To open the latch, turn the pins of the lock with a paperclip. Let the parallel paperclip move along with the internal parts as they press on the lock cylinder. Open the drawer and leave it slightly ajar while you look for the key.
Why should file cabinets be locked when they are not being used?
Lockable filing cabinets keep competitors from getting information about customers, business operations and procedures, and product ideas and designs. You can keep information out of the hands of people who don’t have access to the storage facility by using filing cabinets with locks.
How do you use a knife to open a locked drawer?
Start by moving your knife gently up and down to get it into and out of the lock. Keep doing this for another 10–15 seconds. If the lock still won’t open, take away the lock’s turning force and let any pins you might have set wrongly fall.
How can a key to a lock be made if there is no key?
If you lose your key, a locksmith can make you a new one because they know how to make keys by hand. With a blank, a file, and the skills they’ve gained over time, a locksmith can make a key from scratch without using the original key.
Can you get more than one key from Ace Hardware?
We can help you make a new key for any reason. All common keys can be copied. There are many different shapes and patterns of blanks to choose from. We now sell rubber covers and key chains so that you’ll want to keep your new key with you.
How much does it cost to get keys made at Home Depot?
The copy will be made quickly by the person at the business who cuts keys. Home Depot is another place where customers can buy the key blank. Most key blanks cost anywhere from $1 to $3. When people buy key blanks at Home Depot, the service of cutting the keys is free.
How do Bump Keys work?
The key is then put into the keyhole while the heel of the hand or something else is used to spin it. The key must be “bumped” hard enough to move the pins, but not so hard that it breaks the lock or key. When you press the key, the pins move a little bit.
How safe are the locks on file cabinet doors?
If you judge them by how they look, standard filing cabinet locks aren’t very safe. Many of the locks that furniture makers put on file cabinets are simple, standard locks that only do one thing: keep the cabinet locked.