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What is a Cam Lock?

Cam LockA cam lock is a type of fastener that is often used in cabinet construction. Cam locks allow the cabinets to be held securely together without affecting the outward appearance.

Cam locks are cylindrical fasteners that are used in cabinetmaking and many types of furniture. They are often found in cabinet and furniture kits. Cam locks and cam fasteners allow consumers to easily and quickly assemble cabinets and furniture. Most cam locks are cylindrical and are inserted into the wood. The metal tube has a hole in one side, which secures the tongue of the accompanying bolt. Cam locks may be located at joints to make them more secure. They are often invisible after the cabinet has been fully constructed, which makes them even more appealing to consumers. Some types of cam locks will secure the cabinet door completely for privacy. These locks require a key in order for the cabinet to be opened.

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