There are many different types of locks that fit file Cabinets. The lock type vary from standard vertical files, to lateral files, and custom files, and will vary by manufacturer. If you know who manufactured the file cabinet it might help in determining the lock type. File cabinet manufacturers typically do not make the locks, they are supplied by a company that specializes in manufacturing utility locks.
We stock some lock kits for Hon, Anderson Hickey, Global and others here: Click Here
. Reviewing the installation (pdf) instructions may help determine if it will fit your application.
If you need a replacement push-in style key cylinder only, then you will need to measure your lock dimensions. We stock replacement cylinder by several lock manufacturers. Please Click Here
and select ESP, Chicago, or National Lock Cylinders for dimensions, and keying options.
If your file cabinet has a oval metal knock-out plug - it does not ensure the cabinet has the internal locking rod hardware to work with a lock kit. We are not able to reference Manufacturer model numbers to suggest which lock model you need. If you have other cabinets in the office, you might compare the lock in your existing cabinets with the parts we show in the individual lock kits.
The best way to determine lock type, would be to examine an identical cabinet with a working lock (if you have this option). If the cabinet does not have locking rods internally then we can suggestion the external locking bar: Click Here