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Broken key stuck in 2 drawer Hon file cabinet.  No part of key is exposed.  How can I remove it?

You need to find something that will slide in next to or on top of the key.

Sometimes a paperclip that has the little spirals in it will work.

A little  bit of WD40 will help the key come out easier.

if you can go in over he top of the key, make a little on the end of it and pull it out.

Also, if you have a fish hook that you can straighten out that will fit in, will do the trick.



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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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