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Old 04-06-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Mac Tool Box Key

I purchased an awesone mac toolbox with three key locks. The lock for the storage door was not provided to me. Any Ideas? How can I reach a Mac tool rep? Or should I try mac customer service?? Thx

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Old 04-06-2009, 02:43 PM   #2
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Take the lock off and take it to a locksmith. I had a new key made in about 5 min for a box i bought.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:08 AM   #3
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How do I get it off the box? it is locked on a closed cabinet door.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:20 AM   #4
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If the lock is the same as the ones you do have a key for take one of them along with the number stamped on the lock to a real locksmith. A good pro locksmith should be able to look up the key cuts from the code number if the lock can be identified. Not all locksmiths have access to all the codes so you may to hunt around a bit.

You might try taking the cabinet some locksmiths can bump the lock and make a key that way. Again, you need a real pro to do that.

Might be cheaper and easier to drill out the lock and buy a replacement.
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Old 04-08-2009, 09:35 AM   #5
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You could contact Mac Tools directly as well: http://www.mactools.com/CustomerServ...9/Default.aspx
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You can buy 3 new cylinders at the local locksmith for less then $20 , tool box locks are not special and not expensive as companies wish you to believe.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:53 AM   #7
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Do you have any keys?

What is the lock number on the front of the lock?
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #8
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My Mac boxs are older and I got the number off the lock cylinders and a locksmith cut some keys for me from the codes he found in the books.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:20 PM   #9
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You can buy 3 new cylinders at the local locksmith for less then $20 , tool box locks are not special and not expensive as companies wish you to believe.
Depends on the locks. Craftsman locks run just a bit more than that for three.
The big lock in my Craftsman Industrial cost about 40 bucks from a locksmith. I got a key from Waterloo a lot cheaper.
Locks in my Torin boxes, are cheaper than Craftsman.
Locks in a Matco are way more expensive.
Never needed to buy a Snap-On or Mac lock. The Mac economizer line the lock looks pretty cheap to buy.
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Old 04-08-2009, 05:38 PM   #10
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before you run to your local locksmith and try for 3 replacements, look at the front of the lock, if theres numbers you dont have to take it out at all, just take the number with you. they will be able to cut a key from the number. if for some reason they tell you they cannot, send me a message and ill find you keys. if theres no number than yes, the lock needs to come out and be brought to a shop. sometimes its not as easy as just swapping out the cylinders in a tool box with a regular cam lock (what you would get if you went to a locksmith for replacements) i have only been able to swap out locks on a tool box with regular cam locks 2 times. most of the ones ive seen have a special tailpiece thats pressed on and connects to linkage that locks all the drawers yada yada... hope this helped some, and let me know if you need a hand
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If you call 1800 mac tool and give them this.

MBK and the lock number they will send you the keys
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No locksmith in town could get me a replacement for an old Matco I have. Finally at the last one I visited he "felt" the inside of the cylinder a few times with a pick, and grinded one right there on the spot. He had the job done right away. I didn't even believe him when he handed me two new keys. None of the other guys could cut a key from the code. I just don't think they wanted to mess with it. I was told that none of the high end toolboxes use standard locks.
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Old 04-08-2009, 10:03 PM   #13
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i love the look on peoples faces when i make some keys for them right in front of them in just a few minutes, makes my day everytime, but it doesnt always happen that easy!
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Do we have a lock number or numbers yet.

I may have some keys,But I need to know the lock number.

Check all the locks.They are most likley different numbers.

Alot of them started with a 7.
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I have the number but I am out of town until the 14th. Thanks to everyone for all of the useful comments. I would really like to get into this cabinet and use it for my larger tools. I will post number right after Easter. Thx!!
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:43 PM   #16
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Default Here is my Lock Number - Any help GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!

8225A

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Old 04-15-2009, 07:59 PM   #17
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How do I get it off the box? it is locked on a closed cabinet door.
is there a code stamped on the lock if sow you probable wont have to remove the lock. Dues it use a tube key or regular type key? dues your other box keys slide into the lock just don't turn it if sow bring them with you when you go to see your locksmith?

The above will be help full to your locksmith.


Key blank:Ilco 752
Code: 115155
Card:#298

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Old 04-15-2009, 08:39 PM   #18
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It is a regular flat brass key and yes, my other keys fit into the slot. The keys are double cut.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:48 PM   #19
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OK, let me see if I understand this -

My key is confirmed with a #752 on it, which I presume to be the key blank code.

I suppose the CODE & CARD numbers are the cut specific to my lock cylindar?

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Old 04-16-2009, 12:05 PM   #20
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Took the info to the locksmith today, he confirmed cut code and made me keys. I am hopeful they will work!

I will report back later. Thanks again for the excellent information.
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