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Surface Mounted Rolltop Desk Lock

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Surface Mounted Rolltop Desk Lock
Surface Mounted Rolltop Desk Lock

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
Outlet No
Finish Brass
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4.2 / 5.0
10 Reviews
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It served our wants very well
November 7, 2018
4 months ago
Excellent piece
January 1, 2018
1 year 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 2 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
roll desktop lock
It replaced a European lock of the same type. The installation required of the lock cylinder hole to be enlarged. The hole was enlarged by sanding ( the cylinder was only .003")
December 21, 2018
2 months ago
It worked as advertised
August 13, 2018
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
This is certainly a vary good product and will be used on another piece. I am still trying to use the original locking devise for my antique cabinet door. Even thought yours would be much easier to install I want to keep the door as close to original as possible.
September 10, 2016
over 2 years ago
I used this lock on a...
I used this lock on a collectible coin box that I made and the outcome was very good.It was just exactly the dimensions as stated and was very easy to work with.
March 26, 2008
My escutcheon was bent . It was repairable and just what I needed for this project.
February 23, 2016
over 3 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
It is what I needed
Gary B on Jul 23, 2018
replacing a broken one with I hope the same mounting holes.
Bonnie D on Aug 25, 2017
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.
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
this is the only type of lockset that will work for this old desk
Jeffrey B on Apr 19, 2018
Want to use on a box
Karen D on Apr 30, 2017
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.

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
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.
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: No, that is not a pushbutton release. You can lock it with out the key by letting the rolltop close by itself, but you must have the key to unlock it.
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