Which HON file cabinet lock kit do I need?
Posted by Steve G, Last modified by Joe L on 11 October 2017 04:43 PM

HON File Cabinet Lock Kits (Vertical Files)

We often receive questions about which HON file cabinet lock kit should be purchased. We are not able to reference Manufacturer model numbers to suggest which lock kit you need, however a quick way to determine which lock type you might need is to measure the mounting hole (the oval knock-out).

F26 style lock kits, are the older push-in to lock (plunger style) and require a larger hole and has a plastic sleeve around the lock cylinder.
The mounting hole dimensions for F26 style locks are basically 1" vertical and 3/4" horizontal.
F26 style product page: Sku 34255 - replacement parts components are listed under the product description.

F24 style are rotate to lock and unlock type:
The mounting hole dimensions for F24 style locks are smaller, basically 3/4" vertical and 5/8" horizontal.

Imported, economical F24 style lock kits - review: Sku 34250 , includes adapter plate - (This lock kit does Not include extractable key plug)

F24 style kit using the Hon E-Series key number with standard extractable plug - review: Sku 34850

The F24 style kit from Olympus lock features a  pin tumbler lock cylinder - review Sku 40010

Please review the pdf installation instructions file on each of the detailed product pages to ensure you are ordering the correct kit. Hint: If you have other cabinets in the office, you might compare the lock installed in your existing cabinets with the parts we show in the individual lock kits.

These are locks are available keyed random or keyed to specific lock numbers, such as #1, #5, #10 etc.... this allows the user to purchase groups of locks that work with the same key, or to designate office areas to work with the same key, or will allow the purchase of additional locks keyed to a specific key number at a later date. Keyed random locks will not match a specific key number, and we can not match a keyed random key number at a later date.


HON File Cabinet Lock Kits (Lateral Files)

New HON lateral files may use the lock kit found on this page: Sku 27275


Old style Hon Lateral Lock (image below) - please see Sku 23079

Hon lateral file lock

If your lock is in good condition, we may be able to provide keys from the number stamped into the face of the lock, or provide some lock service.

Many standard HON keys may cut from the number stamped into the face of the lock, and may be ordered from this page:  Keys by Code

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Comments (6)
Steven A
24 January 2013 11:55 AM
Looking for a key for old style lock # 10 6E
Joe L
29 January 2013 08:03 AM
If you need a precut key for the HON E series locks, they may be ordered from this page:
12 February 2016 12:40 PM
How much for this lock and to ship in chula vista,ca 91910
part#sku23079 with keys?
Joe L.
01 March 2016 08:38 AM
Lily, Just add the item to your shopping cart then click on cart at the top of the page - there should be a shipping estimate box for you to enter your state and zip code - we have a variety of shipping methods.
Judy Taylor
17 August 2016 10:57 PM
I need a lock kit for a older model Hon 4 drawer file cabinet. It belongs to an older man that I go to church with. I told him to measure where the line k goes. He told me it was almost an inch and almost 7/8. I don't know if he measured it right or not. Do you have any lock kits that size or would it be another size.
Joe L
24 August 2016 11:22 AM
Older HON cabinets Pre-1999 normally use the F26 style plunger lock kits - make sure when you measure the hole that the plastic sleeve is not already installed in the cabinet. The F24 kits we stock now will work in older HON cabinets - they include a spacer adapter allowing the lock to adapt to the larger hole. The F24 kits are not the plunger (push-in) style locks, but the newer rotate to lock style.
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