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How to Determine Which Allsteel File Bar Rails You Need for Your Allsteel Cabinet Drawers

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What File Bar Rails do I Need for My Allsteel Cabinet?

Not sure what file rails you need for your Allsteel cabinet? Not certain if the cabinet you need file bars for is even made by Allsteel? Our helpful Allsteel replacement file bar tutorial will help you figure out which hanging file rails you will need for your lateral Allsteel drawers. Whether you have a 30", 36", or 42" cabinet from Allsteel, we will help you get the correct bars for side to side filing for your file folders.

This article is to help you to determine if the cabinet you need hanging file rails or file bars for is an Allsteel LATERAL cabinet and if you need the Old Style or New Style Allsteel File bars. It is brought to you by Office Replacement Parts Company.

Let's start with diagnostics.

1. is your cabinet Metal?
2. Is your cabinet wide and either 30", 36", or 42" wide?
3. Does your cabinet say Allsteel on it?
4. If the cabinet has no name, the lock code can help identify whether you have an Allsteel file cabinet.

Many codes on Allsteel cabinet locks start with AA, MG followed by the numbers 201 through 425 or 101 - 225. If you're not certain if your lock code indicates whether it's an Allsteel cabinet or not, please contact us.

It may be useful to go on a replacement key website and look up your key code to confirm. Easykeys.com is a good resource for that.

5. Are you looking to file left to right aka side to side?

If you answered yes to these questions, then let's move on to Old VS New Style for Allsteel lateral file bars portion. If you're not sure who manufactured your cabinet, please contact us here.

Things to look at.

1. You want to file left to right when the drawer is open.
2. Look at the hooks of the old and new bar. The OLD bar has 1 single hook towards the top of the rail. The New Style Bar has a bend that spans the lower half of the bar. There is also a notch at each end of the bar.
3. You must then take a look at the slits on the left and right wall of your drawer. If the slit is just one slit in a vertical plane, then you need old style Allsteel bars. If the slit looks like a lower case letter b or d, then you need new style Allsteel bars.

You can order by clicking here for New Style.  Or click here for Old Style.

Choose the style you need, and the size option is based on the OUTSIDE width of your cabinet. So you will choose 30", 36" or 42". The actual bars will be shorter than those dimensions.

We hope you found this article useful, For more info on Allsteel file bars and file rails please contact us. Have a great day!