3 drawer lateral file cabinet – If you do not have a secure lock on your file cabinet, you can place a lateral lock along the edge of your drawers to keep them safe when you have them open for work. When the line is placed in the closed position, holding a lock out unauthorized users.
Measure the height of the filing cabinet with a tape measure and Purchase a locking bar that fits this height. Set beside the filing cabinet that you want to install lateral lock on. Hold bar vertically with hinges on the line on the line corresponding to the side of the cabinet that you want to install the toolbar. Put the locking bar hinge towards the front of the chassis to the enclosure frame on the sides of the drawers. Position the bar so that the top of the line is even with the top of the highest 3 drawer lateral file cabinet. Drill a hole through the front part of the chassis frame where you placed the pencil mark using an electric drill with a drill bit the same size as the mounting screws.
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Put the bar back to the front of the cabinet with a hole in the hinge aligned with the hole in the chassis. Screw bar in place of a metal filing cabinet with one of the self-tapping metal screws that came with the bar, leave the screw loose. If you install the bar to a wooden cabinet, then use wood screws for mounting. Repeat drilling and assembly process with the bottom-most hole in the bar. After mounting the bottom of the bar, drill rest of holes through the hinges into the cabinet, and then screw the hinges in place. Operated bar by lifting the handle and swing bar over the face of the 3 drawer lateral file cabinet.