Monday, March 16, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Cam Locks

EasyKeys.com has just the cam lock for your needs!  We have cam locks for furniture, cam locks for cabinets, and cam locks for drawers.  Before we start sounding too much like Bubba Blue from Forrest Gump, let’s just say we have it covered.  EasyKeys.com offers a wide selection of cam locks by ESP Lock, CompX Security, CCL, A-ZUM, Craftsman, Kimball Office, Olympus Lock, Ojmar, and Wesko.  Now we definitely sound like Bubba! 

Cam locks are a type of lock that does not require an entire locking mechanism, and work pretty simply.  The lock has a cam - the metal piece that goes inside of the door or drawer - and it will hold the door or drawer shut.  With the key, the lock turns either 90 or 180 degrees, which causes the cam to turn and release the door or drawer. Cam locks can be installed to fit your exact need - either turning the cam right or left, or up and down.  Another option available is the offset cam. An offset cam allows the locks to be used when the drawer or door is not flush.

To find your perfect cam lock, you will need to measure the thickness of the door or drawer, as well as the length from the lock hole to the edge of the molding or furniture.

Our cam lock options will work for wooden cabinets, doors, or drawers.  As always, if you need assistance finding the correct option for you, please contact us!

Here are a few of our most popular options:


ESP 5/8" Cam Lock
This lock comes with two keys, includes parts to allow for 90 to 180 degree rotation, restricted key pull, and straight or offset cams.  Duplicate keys can be made from IN8 key blanks.



CompX Timberline Double Door Cam Lock


This cam lock is available as just the cylinder body or as a lock kit with a lock core and key.  These locks are available keyed alike or keyed differently. This double door cam lock requires a 16.5 mm hole for installation.  Strike plates are not included but can be ordered.  



CompX National Disc Tumbler 1-3/4" Cam Locks
This CompX cam lock is for drawers, R.H. or L.H. doors with lipped/overlay construction (straight cam) or flush construction (formed cam). For an overlay application, the combined thickness of front and frame cannot exceed the 1 3/4" cylinder length.  The cam turn can be 90 or 180 degrees, and the key is removable in the locked and unlocked position. Includes two keys, trim washer, spur washer (for wood), mounting nut, two cams, and two stop washers. FlexaCam spacers are also supplied.

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