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I am trying to repair my desk.  I need 2 of these little "leaf spring locks" Or at least I think that's what these are called.  I have looked in the local big box stores, but can't find them.  Anyone have any ideas? 

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look to window and shutter hardware...

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28 minutes ago, lew said:

What part of the desk is this used on?

It's on the inside of a drawer where the face drops done.  I am guessing it was meant to be so you could hide your keyboard and mouse in the drawer and pull it out when you needed to use it.  Basically the springs in the latch just wore out.  I looked all over Rockler's site and found one of 2 latches I might be able to use, but I would really like to find new pieces and put it on.  We got this desk second hand and there is some work I have to do on it to bring it back to it's previous glory, but it will all be worth it. 

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change your search criteria to slam latches

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I do not see where the spring goes, but have you considered just replacing the spring?  Our local Ace hardware has a decent selection of small hardware including an assortment of springs.

Cal

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5 hours ago, lew said:

Lew,  

You are awesome sir.  Thank you!!!

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Ah, I remember having to replace some of those on a keyboard drawer years ago, but now I can't remember where I found the replacements.

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19 minutes ago, kmealy said:

Ah, I remember having to replace some of those on a keyboard drawer years ago, but now I can't remember where I found the replacements.


Lew found the exact ones I needed in the link he provided.  Thanks kmealy. 

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