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Half Mortise Heavy Duty Chest Lock

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This strong, brass lock will keep your chest securely locked. Two hooks ensure extra protection against opening.

(1) Half Mortise Heavy Duty Chest Lock
(2) Skeleton style Keys
More Information
Weight 0.1500
Tech Spec
  • Zinc plated key
  • Requires a 1-3/8" L x 1-1/8" D x 5/16" mortise
  • Keyed alike
Finish Brass
4.4 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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It was the quality I expected from Rockler, however I ordered the wrong size and it is to small for my chest. will return. I needed a lock measuring 2 3/8 X 1 3/4 X 1/2. not your fault at all, thanks
June 14, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Heavy duty chest lock
Worked great. Love it.
December 25, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
This one worked perfectly!
This lock mechanism replaced a previous unit that was too fragile for the application; A cabinet maker performed the work on a lift-top bench in a concealed position...PERFECT.
It is strong and the twin locking device is very functional; You will not regret adapting this piece of hardware to any locking lid type installation. Great product...worth the price.
January 24, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good product
I would recommend
December 7, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great Product
The lock is extremely well designed and well made. The lock was easy to install and works perfectly.
May 17, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
The is a great product. It...
The is a great product. It was exactly what I was looking for to complete this hope chest. Very simple to install. It works great!
June 25, 2011
Outstanding Quality
Outstanding Quality
February 11, 2009
Great lock, I made a hope...
Great lock, I made a hope chest for my Grandaughter. The screws you sent with it were all countersunk screws. The holes in the lock itself were not countersunk. It would have been nice to have some round head screws and some countersunk screws.
February 14, 2011
December 21, 2007
Heavy Duty Mortise Lock
It was too small to effectively lock my big tool chest.
March 10, 2019
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Lock for oak chest.
Andrew S on Feb 13, 2019
It's a wonderful old locking system for a small chest.
Peter K on Nov 7, 2017
Lock for oak chest.
Andrew S on Feb 13, 2019
Restoring a cedar chest
Larry F on Nov 11, 2018
It's a wonderful old locking system for a small chest.
Peter K on Nov 7, 2017
Style and size is what I want for my chest.
James C on Oct 9, 2017
I want to lock a keepsake box
D.Rand H on May 20, 2017
Repairing a chest for a friend.
Scott E on Feb 23, 2017
Ken O on Nov 16, 2016
I have used this latch in the past and my customers love the high end quality.
Joe N on Apr 13, 2015
Restoring a cedar chest
Larry F on Nov 11, 2018
Style and size is what I want for my chest.
James C on Oct 9, 2017
Dimension from face down to center of key peg? I need dimensions for retrofit application
Donald M on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 3/4 inch
Is this lock sufficient for a chest 40" x 33" x 18"?
Wayne H on May 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: If it were me I would use a larger locking system. I just used this lock on a jewelry box that was 12” X 10” X 8” and it was perfect. Not only is this lock too small for the box you are building I think that it would look disproportionate. My opinion has nothing to do with the quality of the lock, just the size of the box you are building. Good luck with your project!
How large of screw can the factory drilled holes take?
Mark E on Sep 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I used No#6 x 1/2in they worked fine.
What size srews did u use to mount this?.
Darius B on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: That was 2 years ago but the best I can remember is that I used the screws that came with the lock.
this lock doesn't come with an escution what size does it need and do you sell them?
jeff B on Nov 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have used 1 1/4 in wide and 3/4 in tall. You could almost use any size as long as the key fits and there is sufficient wood for it to cover.
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