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How do you install a locking bar on a file cabinet?

Last Updated: 27th February, 2020


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Considering this, can I add a lock to a file cabinet?

Some models of filing cabinets may not have locks, and you might wish to add one for security purposes. Fortunately, adding a lock to a filing cabinet is a quick and easy procedure. But for simple storage and security needs, adding a lock to a filing cabinet may suffice for less important document storage purposes.

Additionally, how do I lock a file cabinet without a key? Steps

  1. Straighten out a paperclip but leave one of the ends bent.
  2. Insert the curved end of the paperclip into the keyhole.
  3. Turn the clip from left to right to find the correct unlock position.
  4. Turn your paperclip the correct way to unlock the filing cabinet.
  5. Pull on the handle to open your filing cabinet.

Just so, how do file cabinet locks work?

Each file cabinet lock has a tumbler just like a door lock. This tumbler works in the same way. When the key is inserted into the file cabinet lock, the teeth push and roll the tumblers into position, based on the shape of the key.

How do you open a locked filing cabinet?

How to Unlock a Broken File Cabinet Lock

  1. Place a 1/8-inch drill bit into your hand drill and place the tip of the drill bit on the center of the keyhole on the lock.
  2. Drill a hole straight through the lock.
  3. Place the blade of a screwdriver into the hole and attempt to turn the lock counterclockwise.

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How do you change a lock on a file cabinet?

Fortunately, it is fairly easy to replace a filing cabinet lock, even if you no longer have the key.
  1. Open the cabinet drawer that is closest to the lock.
  2. Grasp the C-shaped clip at the back of the lock with pliers.
  3. Install your lock.
  4. Hold the C-clip flush against the inside wall of the cabinet.

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How do you pick a file lock with a bobby pin?

  1. Open up a bobby pin and bend it at a 90-degree angle.
  2. Remove the rubber tip on the straight end of the bobby pin.
  3. Stick the flat end of the pin into the top of the lock and bend it.
  4. Bend the wavy end of the bobby pin into a handle for more control.
  5. Bend the tip of another bobby pin to make the tension lever.

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How do you pick a drawer lock?

Lock Picking Technique
  1. Insert Tension Wrench into the Bottom of Key Hole and Apply Slight Pressure.
  2. Insert Pick at Top of Lock.
  3. While Applying Slight Torque to Your Wrench, Scrub Your Pick Back and Forth in the Key Hole.
  4. Repeat Until All the Pins Set.

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How do you pick a lock with a paperclip?

To pick a lock using a paperclip, start by unfolding one paperclip so it's straight with a hook at the end and a second paperclip so it's bent at a 90-degree angle. Then, insert the bent end of the second paperclip into the lock and turn it in the direction the lock turns.

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How do you open a locked drawer with a knife?

Put it above the knife blade, while keeping the knife blade in the key hole. Apply twisting pressure to the lock with the knife blade at the same time. If using a paper clip, hammer the end of the paper clip to flatten it before trying to put it in the door. You want to rake the pick across the keyhole pins.