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Locksmithing/ASCO file cabinet lock


Hi again Dan --
 I forgot to mention in my last email that I've tried both the usual key and the hardly-used spare key in that ASCO file cabinet lock that is not popping out when you turn the key.

The little round part that you put the key into and turn has a little tit on the back of it that rotates to pull the plunger down.

That plunger is what comes out of the top of the lock and keeps the file cab locked.

If you are going to drill it, don't go too far and drill into the plunger.

YOu want to remove the part where the key goes and no more.

Then you can move the plunger down with and icepick.



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Dan Terrigno


I can answer questions about commercial locks, card access systems, locksmithing except for cars, safes & safe opening, video surveillance and master key systems


35 years as a locksmith, security system designer and installer, trouble shooting and repair of all manner of security related equipment

Associated Locksmiths of America, Safe & Vault Technicians Association

Attended Miami University, Kent State University, continuing education through the Associated Locksmiths of American

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Certified Master Locksmith. Certified ALOA instructor.

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Numerous Fortune 500 companies, DOD, and other governmental agencies

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