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Tot-Lok Lock Mechanism

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The Tot-Lok is a must-have peace-of-mind accessory for any parent or grandparent. This security device is one of a kind, with powerful magnetic locks that can attach to wood, glass, metal and particleboard cabinets to provide a guaranteed safeguard from curious little hands. To open the cabinet, simply hold the magnetic key (#63172, sold separately) against the cabinet door to disengage the lock. The Tot-Lock also features a patented unlocking device that allows a disabling of the lock so cabinets can be opened without the key.

  • Locking mechanism includes latch to mount on door and catch to mount in cabinet. Also features self-adjusting magnetic pin for varying door thicknesses.
  • The lock will install on thicknesses from 1/2" (13 mm) to 1-9/16" (40 mm) and operate through wood, glass, metal and particleboard.
  • Made of hard white plastic.

Note: Magnetic Key (63172, sold separately) is required for operation.

(1) Tot-Lok Locking Mechanism
(Tot-Lok Key #63172 is sold separately)
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Brand Rev-A-Shelf
Manufacturer Part Number TL-13201-R
Weight 0.0500
Finish White
4.5 / 5.0
14 Reviews
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1 Star
Works well
November 12, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Ideal hidden lock
I used this along with the matching key to secure my wife’s new jewelry cabinet I made for her. Now we don’t need an unsightly lock/key to mar the overall look of it. Great product, easy to install. I will definitely buy again.
June 10, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product.
Easy install and use.
February 7, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Really well designed
Can't say enough good about this device. It took some time to figure how to apply it to my application, but with that out of the way, it worked very well. I would recommend for both child-proofing applications as well as hidden panel applications. Good product, priced right.
November 26, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Easy to install and the locks do not show.
There are three tot-locks installed: one on each drawer at the bottom and one on the cabinet door.
There are three tot-locks installed: one on each drawer at the bottom and one on the cabinet door.
August 1, 2016
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
tot lock
all in all a great concealed lock
April 26, 2016
over 3 years ago
Worth the investment
Easy to install with clear instructions. Has worked without fail since installation. Put the "key" in a dedicated place to avoid frustration
January 29, 2016
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
grand kids
work great easy to install
December 3, 2015
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I used them for child proof...
I used them for child proof locks. These were the only ones I found that the kids couldn't defeat. They are easy to install and don't deface the front of the cabinets at all. They can also be unlocked if needed very easily.
September 30, 2009
They work
I bought as I needed something like this and didn’t have time to make a custom locking system. Would I buy again?? Yes but only if I needed something quick.
June 1, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
To replace previously purchased identical locks
Chris N on Oct 15, 2019
I like
DAVE S on May 31, 2019
To replace previously purchased identical locks
Chris N on Oct 15, 2019
To replace a broken on I all ready have
Thomas W on Aug 13, 2019
I like
DAVE S on May 31, 2019
I have a toddler and I need to keep him out of drawers for his safety.
Elizabeth Bowman L on Dec 2, 2018
have used this prior while working for cal closets and know it to be a good product
sam s on Apr 21, 2018
Because I need to lock a cabinet
Candice B on Jan 30, 2018
Raymond W on Dec 2, 2017
I'm building a cremation urn, and customer wanted a hidden lock mechanism.
Richard H on Nov 11, 2017
Simple but discrete system to keep others clueless
AJ S on Nov 8, 2017
This is what we our in our building.
Steve V on Oct 3, 2017
seems so easy to use and install
Helen W on Sep 23, 2017
To keep unwelcome hands out
James S on Sep 15, 2017
job spec
William B on Aug 9, 2017
nice, concealed lock.
Jeremy F on Jul 13, 2017
For its unique operation, no visible lock or key.
W.D. V on May 2, 2017
Only one I could find to accommodate a thick door (1" plus)
Dimitri C on Apr 25, 2017
Great little gadget to lock a door/lid/drawer without a viewable key hole. Magic
Automated S on Mar 8, 2017
I chose this item for a concealed project, and from what I've seen this is a reliable product (as has been my experience with Rockler in the past).
David S on Feb 15, 2017
I purchased this lock in the past and it worked well for years. I need a hidden mechanism for a project and this lock mechanism will work well for it too.
Kenn G on Feb 2, 2017
to keep cabinets safe for grandchildren
Ron O on Jan 4, 2017
We can lock the file draws without disrupting the look of the custom cabinets.
Dean B on Aug 3, 2016
What could be cooler than an invisible key-hole with an invisible locking mechanism? The Tot-Lok Locking mechanism can even keep adults out. That's an asset.
Sparky on Jul 12, 2016
Same as above
Gary C on Jun 5, 2016
this is the best one for the money looks like a good one i have used other and the break easy
David S on May 10, 2016
Chose this type of lock due to it being hidden behind the door and face frame, and it ease of use. Do not need to open another cabinet door to reach in and unlock the door this item is securing. I hope it works as described.
Larry P on Apr 21, 2016
because it is hidden
Miguel N on Apr 4, 2016
to install on a drawer and limit unauthorized access by minors
ro on Feb 5, 2016
cabinet lock
Sean B on Jan 20, 2016
To keep my grandson out of cabinets
John F on Nov 6, 2015
we need replacements
NEWTON MEDICAL C on Oct 12, 2015
These are great. Easy to install.
Shawn G on Oct 10, 2015
to keep prying eyes and hands out of my stuff
Joe B on Oct 2, 2015
For a drafting table
Martha B on Jul 20, 2015
I am working on a hidden gun compartment in a mantle that I am building and am going to use the lock to close the mantle and conceal the gun.
Scott A on Jul 15, 2015
Needed for a project
Eric V on Jul 4, 2015
Previous good experience with this product.
Jeffrey N on Jun 17, 2015
Jon P on Apr 27, 2015
Cost effective for project we are planing to make
paula m on Apr 26, 2015
for keeping children out of drawers
Ronald E on Apr 26, 2015
To replace a broken on I all ready have
Thomas W on Aug 13, 2019
I have a toddler and I need to keep him out of drawers for his safety.
Elizabeth Bowman L on Dec 2, 2018
Will your lock open with a metal object or only with you key?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The key contains a powerful magnet, but that magnet takes up only a very small part of the key. The rest of the key is designed for ergonomics and ease of use. You could probably find another strong magnet and put it in a keychain or something like that if you so desired. Just a piece of metal would not work.
Just to be clear, you cannot see anything from outside the cabinet door, right? I'd like to use these to lock the liquor cabinets in our bar (lots of teenagers coming and going!), but I don't want to ruin the aesthetics of the bar design. Please advise.
Jo H on Aug 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Correct . . .no evidence of the lock is visible from the exterior. Everything mounts on the backside (inside) of the drawer/door. The magnetic release knob is totally separate and not easily recognizable. Any strong magnet will release the lock if held in direct contact over the location of the locking device. As with most locks, this one will only keep the honest people honest. A simple pry bar could be used to gain access.
Will this lock work with flush mounted cabinets?
Tammy M on Jun 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It should. I used them on a crib I built that had two large drawers underneath the bed that were flush with the face frame.
What are the dimensions of this lock? I want to use it in an application with limited space.
Keith on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Using the orientation of the picture:
From the metal tip to the back, it is 1.375" deep. From the bottom to the extended white piece, it is 1.235". With the white piece retracted, it is 1.5" tall. It is 1.2" wide.

The secondary white lock is 1.6" wide, 0.44" deep, and 0.366" tall.
Can this magnetic lock work with a drawer?
Waldo on Dec 10, 2015
How strong is this lock.? Is there a certain weight/PSI before the door comes open.?
L R on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't want to break my locks to find out how much force it actually takes to open them, but they have resisted several forceful pulls and not opened nor have they broken. I had one professionally installed in each of two nightstands and am very pleased with the amount of security they provide. I probably could have installed them myself but I wanted the work done right the first time. I highly recommend this product - don't forget to purchase the magnet.
Can it work on a baby gate?
Farra S on Jul 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: it could but there are numerous better ways depending on the construction .I would look at simple child locks first
If the drawer I want to put this on is inset, how does the piece that goes inside attach, since the drawer goes in flush with the wood around it?
Yvonne M on Apr 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Measure the thickness of the drawer, then measure that same distance in from the edge of the drawer frame. Draw a line and attach the inside piece behind that line.