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Cupboard locks for the office and home and how to install them

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Cupboard locks for the office and home and how to install them

Let’s face it, cupboard locks aren’t that as exciting, so we’ve kept this feature short and sweet. By the end of this blog you’ll be confident in the knowing the difference in locks and how to install cupboard locks.

We begin by outlining the difference between ‘fixed core’ and ‘removable core’ locks for your cupboards.

Fixed Core Lock

In simple terms, a fixed core lock is one complete lock, which means all the parts are ready to be fitted with 2 keys

Removable locks

Removable locks have a lock unit that is made up of two pieces, the lock housing and the lock core.

The core is the section of the lock that turns in and can actually be removed and changed using a master key and the lock housing is the part that fixes to either your cupboard or drawer.

You would use a core removable lock if you wanted a large range of different keys, or if you have issues with having to change the lock keys. For example, a member of staff has left, or you lost all the keys.

For most purposes (especially in the home), you would use a fixed core as they are one complete lock, and a much cheaper solution.

Cupboard Locks We Supply

Cupboard Rabbit Lock:

Our 21mm barrel drawer/cupboard lock is the perfect affordable solution for protecting your files in the office or any other important equipment. Meanwhile, it’s easy to install within the home. It is known as a rabbit lock as it has 2 ears to screw in to connect to the back of the door.

To Install:

  • Simply drill a 21mm hole in the cupboard door to attach the lock
  • Screw the back on
  • Add the strike plate to the other door or cupboard frame, and you have a complete lock solution for your cabinet

This product also comes complete with two keys and the strike plate needed.

Eurofit D18 Cupboard Door Lock

Our Eurofit D18 Cupboard Door lock has an 18mm diameter barrel. It comes complete with a strong lock and is supplied with two folding keys. The cupboard lock is for right hand hinged doors and is a simple to fit option for any cabinet.

The 18mm barrel is a fixed core, so all the lock is one unit

To Install:

  • Drill the 18mm hole to push the lock through
  • Using the 4 screws (see our recommended screws) attach to the back of the door.
  • This product Comes complete with lock housing, core with 2 keys & rosette.

Video Tutorial: How to Fit a Cupboard Lock


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