Many people are starting to understand the benefits of standing for a least a portion of the work day and Sit to Stand converter solutions have become very popular. These units allow users to raise their computer monitor and keyboard/mouse to a standing position, and then easily lower it back down to a seated position when necessary. The video below shows the benefits of the Victor DC350 compared to Varidesk Pro 36.
Yes, it happens…pretty frequently actually. If you’ve lost the keys to your filing cabinet and don’t have a spare, then your options are dictated by how urgently you need to get into it. The first thing you should do is check other filing cabinet (or desk) keys in your office on the outside chance that they use the same key. Both locks and keys are marked, usually with a number/letter combination (ex: E102, 331H, etc.), again this is a long shot, but it’s worth a try and if you find match you might want to go buy a lottery ticket because it’s your lucky day.
If You Can’t Wait.
If you absolutely can’t wait a few days, then your best option is to call a local locksmith and see if they might be able to help. Be sure and tell them the brand of the file and ask if they’re familiar with that brand and/or if they have had success opening them without destroying the lock. The other option is to drill out the lock core yourself and hope that you can get the lock to release and open the cabinet. Depending on the model of your cabinet, replacement locks are normally available, but they normally cost about $30 plus labor to install it unless you’re able to do it yourself. As a last attempt, you can try to “jimmy” the lock mechanism itself if you can determine how it works and have the proper tools to access it, but you run a pretty high risk of damaging your cabinet and/or breaking the locking mechanism itself.
If you can wait a few days to get into your cabinet, then you have more and better options which are listed below:
If You Can Wait.
HON Accessories – The official source for HON replacement keys and parts.
EasyKeys – Replacement keys for many different brands.
Mr. Lock – A wide assortment of keys and locks..
Problem Solver – These folks carry a wide range of office furniture replacement parts including locks, drawer glides and much more.
The instructions above apply not only to filing cabinets, but are also valid for desks, storage cabinets and pretty much any piece of office furniture that has a lock. Good luck and we hope you get it open!
Vertical filing cabinets are generally available in two, three, four and five drawer configurations, letter and legal widths and various front-to-back depths depending on brand and model. The two and four drawer models are by far the most popular and most readily available.
We offer only commercial grade, full suspension (meaning you can access the full drawer depth) vertical filing cabinets and our most popular series files are summarized below:
HON 510 Series: These files are 25″ deep, come equipped with high drawer sides (for hanging folders), wire follow blocks, locks and are good for moderate to heavy office use.
OIF Economy Series: A full suspension, 26 1/2″ deep file with high drawer sided, wire follow blocks and locks. These files would are intended for light to moderate office or home use.
Our vertical file pricing includes ground floor commercial delivery in our normal delivery area.
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The following information is intended as a general guideline illustrating the most common types of office seating, and is intended as a “starting point” for discussion allowing us to focus more quickly on your specific needs. Please keep in mind that there are literally hundreds of variations on the basic styles illustrated below.
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