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Align-N-Lock

Item #
21585
Rating:
88% of 100

Dual purpose lever lock and striker hardware is perfect for aligning and locking both table leaves and table halves. Performs both functions simultaneously for quick and easy table setups.

(1) Align-N-Lock mechanism
(4) Mounting screws
More Information
Weight 0.2000
Tech Spec
  • Yellow zinc plated
  • Overall Dimensions: 2-3/8" x 2-15/16''
  • Requires 4" minimum lateral dimension for level action
Hardware Type Locks
4.4 / 5.0
123 Reviews
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Well made and good looking
Works well to strongly and precisely connect sections of a portable model railroad that travels to 6+ shows a year.
May 26, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Best table locks available!
Work just like they should. Will be buying again in the future.
May 19, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Work great
May 3, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Perfect
Worked like a charm. Table is once again level!
April 26, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
align-n-lock
worked perfectly..very pleases
April 23, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Align your table top
Easy to use. Easy to align. Easy to put in place. And it works.
April 16, 2020
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works well
No issues after 5 years of use.
April 7, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product, great company.
Great assembly to align and pull separate table tops together. High quality materials, works flawlessly.
February 29, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very nice product. Shipping was on time. Nice company to do business with.
November 15, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
As expected and easy to install.
November 14, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Restoring dining room table.
Linda K on May 18, 2020
I am restoring an 1890s oak table, it is missing the leaves and the table locks to secure the table halves together. based on reviews, it looks like this will work great!
Ann M on May 2, 2020
Restoring dining room table.
Linda K on May 18, 2020
Good reviews. Looks perfect for my 3 leaf dinner table.
Scott S on May 16, 2020
I am restoring an 1890s oak table, it is missing the leaves and the table locks to secure the table halves together. based on reviews, it looks like this will work great!
Ann M on May 2, 2020
We build custom tables and these always work. They are great at keep everything level when you lock it all together.
Kristina H on Apr 30, 2020
I'm going to try to make a foldable stair railing for one of my tenants
krystalin b on Apr 27, 2020
Recommended for project
Will S on Apr 17, 2020
It closely matches the current hardware on our table.
Jane M on Apr 16, 2020
building a table
gary l on Apr 16, 2020
To replace weaker clasps on a 2 section portable model railroad display.
Trevor J on Apr 13, 2020
Proven performance. These locks do the job right - and they're made for a lifetime of service.
James G on Apr 5, 2020
Have old (1930's) removable center-leaf kitchen table and it always gradually slides apart. Hoping these will fix that.
Barry P on Apr 4, 2020
I am refinishing an old oak table and needed new hardware to replace what was missing. I knew I could count on Rockler to have exactly what I was looking for. Thanks.
D M on Mar 14, 2020
Building a table, just what I needed.
Larry S on Mar 10, 2020
have used before
Nicholas L on Feb 20, 2020
Good reviews & just what i needed.
Joseph A. M on Feb 17, 2020
WELL RATED. FAIR PRICE
JAMES J S on Feb 4, 2020
To hold my ping pong table top together on top of my pool table.
Richard H on Jan 31, 2020
Matches my table clamps.
Fayth B on Jan 29, 2020
For our antique dinning room table and for some extra ones for future use!
Dennis L on Jan 12, 2020
Table currently does have a lock. That's why it broke.
Davalin G on Jan 9, 2020
Familiar with product
LIkeCheapTools on Jan 4, 2020
I need to align the leaf and the sides of the table
Curry H on Jan 1, 2020
reviews and price
Charles B on Dec 13, 2019
My Antique kitchen table need to be held together
Samuel L on Dec 12, 2019
recently purchased, and they worked great
Joe B on Dec 10, 2019
Joining two halves of table topper
Michael M on Nov 27, 2019
right part for the job
Richard R on Nov 18, 2019
extension table
Joe B on Nov 11, 2019
Building table
Steve S on Nov 10, 2019
restoring and improving antique oak dining table to
John M on Nov 9, 2019
To finish the job.
Scott H H on Nov 7, 2019
These are similar to the ones already installed on my table and seem heavy duty enough to work reliably.
LONNIE V on Nov 5, 2019
Seems like the only product that both locks and provides lateral stability in a secure way.
David B on Oct 31, 2019
Slight misalignment/warping has started on a leaf of my 26 year old Keller table due to the plastic pins being broken off. I am replacing all of the pins with wooden ones. Because of the warping and because it has always been hard to keep the table tightly together with the leaves in it, I am installing these latches as well.
MELISSA V on Oct 6, 2019
Repair of table
Marvin H on Sep 30, 2019
We have had a leaf cut out of our table, so we are using these because of the reviews given by others.
SUSANNE D on Sep 25, 2019
Need this item to complete a workshop project.
FREDRICK B. on Sep 23, 2019
looks very solid
Larry L on Sep 16, 2019
exactly what I needed for project.
william f on Sep 9, 2019
To hold the two sides of the table together when table leaves are not in use.
Dorothy S on Aug 29, 2019
Need to lock the table leaves together.
Daniel K on Aug 13, 2019
Making a table with a leaf
T O on Aug 3, 2019
Needed for assembly
Psuvan on Jul 31, 2019
Do a great job of holding the parts securely
Dennis K on Jul 30, 2019
refinishing a kitchen table
Clay C on Jul 25, 2019
Have used this product in the past and they seem to work well.
Richard B on Jul 19, 2019
Antique table has 6 leaves and need this !
Jim Emmons E on Jul 18, 2019
I'm hoping there will be less wiggle than with the regular table lock.
Cedar E on Jul 18, 2019
Kitchen table project
Robert Moy O on Jun 25, 2019
Price
Larry S on Jun 21, 2019
Good reviews. Looks perfect for my 3 leaf dinner table.
Scott S on May 16, 2020
We build custom tables and these always work. They are great at keep everything level when you lock it all together.
Kristina H on Apr 30, 2020
I am seeking guidance on proper installation. I downloaded the spec sheet for the installation instructions, but made a mistake somewhere in the process. When I try to turn the latch to the lock position, the latch handle doesn't turn all the way. I mounted the base plate flush against the edge of one end of the table. Then I mounted the latch plate on the other piece so that the embossed line is at the opposite edge. Thoughts? I welcome some guidance.
BradW on Sep 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I sounds like the the plates were mounted a tad to far apart. Lossen all the screws by 1/4 turn or so. This will permit the plates to slide forward and see if the latch will lock. If it does, re-tighten the screws a little bit and keep trying the latch. You should be able to find a balance between the screws are tight enough & the latch will go to the lock position. Good luck
I need a locking device for a very old table with 4 leaves. The original device is missing parts that it hooks onto.
MaryEllen R on Feb 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Perfect for your job. Did basically the same on my drop leaf table only I was lining up two halves with the center leaf missing.
If I have a table with three leaves, but I may use 0 to 3 leaves when the table is set up, can I use these? Will I just have to be careful with the measurements and alignments so that any piece will align with any other piece?
Sandra T on Jan 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Here is the procedure for this:
1) Install a pair of Align-N-Lock's on the table with 0 leaves. (Actual position is not really important)
2) Open the table and put in 1 leaf. Install align-n-lock parts on the leaf to match the first set.
3) REMOVE the leaf, and Repeat (2) for each individual remaining leaf.
Now all leaves should be identical, matched to the original pair.
I have a table with one leaf that doesn't fit flush. Do I need to purchase two locks, one for each side of the leaf to attach to the table half?
Dolores T on Apr 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Table Leaf Aligners mentioned above will work great if all the leaves are exactly the same thickness, since lining up the bottoms will then line up the tops. But if one leaf is slightly thinner or thicker than the table or other leaves, try putting a flat shim under the part of the align-n-lock that is fastened to the thinner leaf/table section. A thin cardboard shim cut from a cereal box might work well. This would raise the offending leaf just a bit. Take out the screws, cut the shim to the correct size, punch some holes where the screws will go, and screw it back on with the shim (or 2) between the latch and the leaf. Sort of like you might do when mounting a door hinge and you need a bit of adjustment....
What is the overall height (projection) of this hardware? The folding leaf has only 3/4 inch of clearance with the bottom side of the table.
Skip T on Nov 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The highest point if the handle, and that is a little more than 5/8". It Is less than 3/4". But it will be tight.
I have a table that once the leaf is out it will not fit flush together. Will this work for this problem?
Kay T on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There's a chance that it could. It depends on why it doesn't sit flush together though. On my table, i have two of them connected each half and you can set the male piece further away from the female piece so that it pulls it in when you lock it and that would pull both sides of the table together.
Will this work on 1/2 or 3/4 plywood to pull snug 2 I/2s of a folding ping pong top that lays on top of a pool table ?
Larry S on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It was hard to line up and didn't pull the table leaves really tight. Was most likely due to operator installation. I can't really say if it would work. I don't know why it wouldn't. Measure closely.
Bought 2 wooden lazy susan's for a corner cabinet installation in my home kitchen. I am a wife, mommy, and homemaker....NOT a woodworker, so let's start with that to direct the technical level of the responses. :) I measured carefully, it will fit the space inside perfectly, with the 90° notch in the front for the folding cabinet door that folds back into that corner covering the cabinet opening. The lazy susan itself has a ball bearing turntable type mechanism on the bottom so it can be turned full-revolution when you pull out/open cabinet door (it's NOT one of those where the door is stationary and turns with the table/susan.) So, b/c I am NOT a builder or cabinet installer or woodworker, I did not realize -- these two lazy susans I bought were for installation WITH/AT THE SAME TIME AS cabinet installation. Well, the cabinets are there. Countertop is there. There is a stationary (non-removeable, non-adjustable) fixed shelf INSIDE this otherwise open corner cabinet (hence why I bought a lazy susan for top AND bottom.) I want to use them - but lo and behold, they WILL NOT FIT INTO THE OPENING, cannot get the entire susan on its prospective shelf, b/c the cabinet opening is too small, and since these were made to be "built in."
SOOO, I had the big idea - of making two parallel cuts through each susan, just around the metal round turning mechanism on the bottom.....then installing some sort of "hinge" underneath, so that now these 2 "leaves" could be folded UP one over the other, on top of the susan....then put into the cabinet, and unfolded - and somehow supported or locked as a table leaf, etc would be. This will serve to hold larger pots and bulky small kitchen appliances, so it needs to be sturdy.
So for my clueless questions:
1) What kind of saw needs to be used to cut the susans, as I assume it needs to be a fine cut so as to be flush when opened.
2) what kind if hinges would I put underneath to allow it to fold UP
3) what kind of supports or locks underneath?
J. H on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 1. band saw with zero clearance insert to prevent tear out. There should only need to be one cut, to make the parts small enough to fit the opening. You could also consider removing a pie piece section from the shelf, and leave it out. You can then rotate the shelf into the opening, and no other work would be done.
2. hinges need to be on top, or the parts will fold down. any leaf hinge would work, sized for the parts. No supports underneath would be needed.
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