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how to open a locked rolltop desk

Posted by doug.fields (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 3, 14 at 12:24

I locked the key inside when I closed the rolltop. Mikk on Aug 17, 2011 posted that it was easy to open it in within 5 min. Could he or anyone else provide a detailed solution.

Thanks
Doug


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RE: how to open a locked rolltop desk

Since the bolt was forced open in order to pass the strick when you closed the top,a thin putty knife should push the bolt aside.


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RE: how to open a locked rolltop desk

The model I had had two opposing latches, so I bolted two hacksaw blades together, inserted one side of the "V" on each side of the latch and by squeezing them together with a plier, released the latch.

You should be able to find a solution vie google, as well.


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RE: how to open a locked rolltop desk

I'd want to find a way to pick the lock. (That could damage it, of course, but it also might not--a hacksaw would mean you needed to replace it.)

I'd send my 16yo over to try it with his lockpick tools, but...

In your shoes, I'd call a locksmith, to be honest. He (or she) could get it open without as much damage. And then I'd ask them to make another key.


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RE: how to open a locked rolltop desk

"a hacksaw would mean you needed to replace it."

However, two blades bolted together on one end creates a "V" shaped tool, that when compressed releases the "opposing" latch catches.

"In your shoes, I'd call a locksmith, to be honest. He (or she) could get it open without as much damage. And then I'd ask them to make another key."

Open the lock remove the portion in the tambour and take it to a locksmith saving yourself two call fees.


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