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If you’ve lost the keys to your filing cabinet and don’t have a spare, then your options depend on how urgently you need to get into it. The first thing you should do is check other filing cabinet (or desk) keys in your office on the outside chance that they use the same key. Both locks and keys are marked, usually with a number/letter combination (e.g. E102, 331H, etc.), again this is a long shot, but it’s worth a try and if you find match. Then you might want to go buy a lottery ticket because it’s your lucky day. File cabinet lockout may happen at any moment when you least expect it. So, if you didn’t find a key to match it, you might as well call a professional locksmith to replace one. Cheap Locksmith provides various commercial services, as well as automotive and residential.
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Replacing a File Cabinet Lock
If you absolutely can’t wait a few days, then your best option is to call a local locksmith and see if they might be able to help. Be sure and tell them the brand of the file cabinet and ask if they’re familiar with that brand. And/or if they have had success opening them without destroying the lock. The other option is to drill out the lock core yourself and hope that you can get the lock to release and open the cabinet.
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Depending on the model of your cabinet, replacement locks are normally available. But they normally cost about $30 plus labor to install it unless you’re able to do it yourself. As a last attempt, you can try to “jimmy” the lock mechanism itself. If you can determine how it works and have the proper tools to access it. But you run a pretty high risk of damaging your cabinet and/or breaking the locking mechanism itself.
So, the next time you need file cabinet lockout service, call Cheap Locksmith and we will be there to assist you.
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