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    Where can I obtain a replacement key for my Craftsman rollaway?

     



    I moved from NJ to PA 15 months ago, and recently found that the movers locked my roll-away to keep the drawers from opening during transit. Now that I've made room in the garage, I'd like access to my tools. However, the movers didn't tape the keys to the side of the toolbox (or give them to me) and I can't find them.

    Although it's like new, this toolbox is about 30 years old and I don't have ready access to the part number required by Sears. Is there someplace or some way that I can obtain a key for this? There is a key code/lock number on the tumbler - something like "C 123" (I don't remember exactly). I'd prefer to pursue alternatives prior to calling a locksmith.

    Thanks for any and all suggestions.
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    go to evilbay and search for "Craftsman" "toolbox" "key" and various vendors will pop up selling keys IF you have your tumbler number.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsey View Post
    I moved from NJ to PA 15 months ago, and recently found that the movers locked my roll-away to keep the drawers from opening during transit. Now that I've made room in the garage, I'd like access to my tools. However, the movers didn't tape the keys to the side of the toolbox (or give them to me) and I can't find them.

    Although it's like new, this toolbox is about 30 years old and I don't have ready access to the part number required by Sears. Is there someplace or some way that I can obtain a key for this? There is a key code/lock number on the tumbler - something like "C 123" (I don't remember exactly). I'd prefer to pursue alternatives prior to calling a locksmith.

    Thanks for any and all suggestions.
    Dorsey
    First suggestion is, Sears. If you have one near you call and ask first. The number should get you the correct key.
    Second, When I had a file cabinet without a key, the locksmith told me to give him the number on the lock and he could cut it without coming to me and I could pick it up.

    Hope one of those works.
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    I'd be very surprised if the keys for office desks, file cabinets and the like don't fit your lock. It's a very common type of lock, with only the end piece that has the "latch" shape being unique. I expect that any good locksmith can cut you a key, like Dom said, or if you know a maintenance guy at a large office building those guys have a huge collection of desk/cabinet keys, just to handle the "...somebody locked it!" calls that they get weekly, and he may give you a key, or two, or three.
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    I've had keys made for various office furniture, i.e., Steelcase and such by local locksmith. They have all such things computerized now and literally punch in the lock number and a new key is ready in minutes for about ten bucks.

    This site also seems to have all the bases covered -

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    I've been using ebay for years, and still somehow missed this whole segment of replacement keys. The search term is key (no pun intended) and you've all been very helpful.
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    I was a snap on dealer for years and probably opened a thousand of these fore customers who lost there keys over the years and called me in a panic just use a 1/4 in drill and drill straight through the center of the lock the lever is held on the back of the lock buy a 1/4x20 screw and will fall off remove the lock buy a new one there cheap around $ 5.00 the locks are available from all the tool trucks and lock shops I think still have a box of new locks somewhere ......ted
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    Thanks for the tips there are a few locks I have lost keys to
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    This is a little off topic but when I was young, whenever we needed an auto key for whatever reason we went to the local wrecking yard and asked for their can of keys. We would find one or two that worked every time. I still have the key that I found for the 34 49 years ago.

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