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Surface Mounted Rolltop Desk Lock

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84% of 100

Featuring a mortised strike plate. Lock also works great for sliding cupboard doors

(1) Surface Mounted Rolltop Desk Lock
(2) Keys
(Screws not included)
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.2500
Tech Spec
  • Cylinder requires a 3/4" boring
  • Mortised strike plate requires 2-3/8"L, 19/32" W, 5/64" D primary mortise and a secondary 1" L x 5/8" D x 3/8" W mortise to accommodate lock prongs
  • Keyed alike
Discountable Yes
Finish Brass
4.2 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Desk top lock
This is precisely what I wanted fitted easily
August 8, 2019
7 months ago
The lock looks good & it was easy to replace the old one.
June 3, 2019
9 months ago
Just what I needed
Would definitely recommend this lock. Works like a charm and looks great.
March 27, 2019
11 months ago
Roll top desk lock
I haven't installed it yet-still building the desk. The lock is substantial and operates smoothly.
March 22, 2019
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
It served our wants very well
November 7, 2018
1 year ago
Excellent piece
January 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Great Value
The lock was easy to install and works great. I have used this lock before and have never been disappointed. Will use in future projects
March 4, 2017
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product, very high quality. Have...
Excellent product, very high quality. Have used this lock in numerous applications and it always fits the bill.
July 26, 2011
I purchased an old roll top...
I purchased an old roll top desk but there was no key and the locks had been schellacked over. Could not find parts anywhere. Found at Rockler. Good job. Peace
July 8, 2010
A great lock
This lock is excellent quality and works great. I would have given it 5 stars if it had come with instructions. Care must be taken when installing it to ensure that it longs up.
February 20, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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Needed to replace the same lock on a display cabinet.
Todd C on Dec 12, 2019
The lock would work with our Library's display case.
Jacquelin M on Apr 1, 2019
Needed to replace the same lock on a display cabinet.
Todd C on Dec 12, 2019
The key broke off in the last one I got, no choice but to replace the entire lock.
Jim Z on Nov 29, 2019
The lock would work with our Library's display case.
Jacquelin M on Apr 1, 2019
It is what I needed
Gary B on Jul 23, 2018
this is the only type of lockset that will work for this old desk
Jeffrey B on Apr 19, 2018
replacing a broken one with I hope the same mounting holes.
Bonnie D on Aug 25, 2017
Want to use on a box
Karen D on Apr 30, 2017
I am a caregiver and I needed this lock to use on a folding door going down the stairs and I already have the same lock on another folding door in the house leading to the upstairs.<br />Thank you:)
Gayle R on Mar 10, 2017
I like the double latch
McCoy W on Feb 27, 2017
the double hooks, style of key
Norman H on Jan 28, 2017
Project. Shadow Box
Damon W on Dec 27, 2016
Lock for a time capsule box in celebration of a Country Club Centennial.
oscslane on Aug 14, 2016
Surface mount on existing box
Frank M on Mar 11, 2016
Hard to find cylinder roll top lock
Michael S on Dec 29, 2015
appears to fit roll-top desk main lock
David D on Dec 9, 2015
Will work in my application.
Joe J on Nov 15, 2015
its the type of lock that I needed
randall m on Oct 17, 2015
I need to replace lock as the existing on is broken
guy c on Jun 30, 2015
What I could find for the job I needed it for
Kevin on May 28, 2015
you are the only retailer offering this. looks like a good company - first purchase.
karen j on Apr 28, 2015
The key broke off in the last one I got, no choice but to replace the entire lock.
Jim Z on Nov 29, 2019
It is what I needed
Gary B on Jul 23, 2018
how does it work?
noe c on May 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This lock is designed to mount from the back side, the cylinder is slid through a hole made by you about 3/4" wide and deep, mounting screws attach it from the back, it comes with a nice beauty trim ring, finishes off with the catch plate which is mortised into the desk top. Bored deeper to allow clear and positive latching, a very sturdy lock, I purchased two and the work perfectly !
Can an installation diagram be provided?
Tim M on Jan 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Comes with. This is a difficult lock to install right on the first try. The trick is getting the center of the core high enough to make sure that the plate lowers far enough to engage the latch hooks.
The tambour lock is more forgiving. I use it exclusively for my locking pistol boxes.
Does this lock spread open to lock and close together to unlock?
Joshua H on Feb 21, 2016
Yes this lock spreads open to lock and closes together to unlock. The tabs on the locking mechanism catch on the back side of the plate once in the lock/full open position. You will need to mortise an area deep enough behind the plate to allow the locking mechanism tabs to go past the plate.

Can this lock be used to lock two adjacent cabinet doors?
James M on Aug 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used this lock for a cedar chest I built for my grand daughter. I used it because I didn't want any thing to show other than were the key went in the front. I would suggest you use a couple of scrap wood pieces before you mount it to the doors. Getting the latch aligned is very important to being able to make the lock work.
Is this self locking, meaning will it lock without the the key
Dennis W on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. As long as the strike is installed properly
So it’s a push button release without the key, and if you turn the key it requires the key to open?
Tthomas on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It is always in the locked position so it requires a turn of the key to open, but it is spring loaded so that you can close the lid or door and it will snap locked without the key required.
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