What's in a locksmith's toolbox?09/10/2013 Back To Blog
Every locksmith is known for their distinctive style and approach. It is interesting to watch them at work because tricks and techniques that they follow might amuse an onlooker. So if you are that curious DIY-er who is eager to start mastering the art that is commonly followed by a local locksmith such as an expert from Locksmith Cave Creek, learning these basic tips is a good way to start.
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- The toolbox is a locksmith’s best friend. The most basic of them would include lever picks, key turners, manual picks and tension wrenches. If you’ve gained more experience in the field, perhaps you could try picking up professional tools like latch opening cards, car door openers, special decoders and car key simulators in case of a car lockout.
- Neodymium magnets are very powerful and help in bypassing mechanical locks. Invest in a large magnet as smaller ones may be inadequate to do the job on bigger lock models.
- If the key is jammed inside a lever lock and you do not have key turner tools, use this alternate method – With a sharp tool drill tiny holes on the curtain wheel. This can be done through the keyhole. Then use a flat blade driver in access the center of the curtain wheel and unlock the door easily.
- If a lock appears to be stuck, you may not need complicated tools unless the problem is more complex, just a squirt of oil or graphite will help loosen them.
- Do not attempt to dismantle a lock on your own, especially a multipoint lock. It’s not always easy to reassemble them without specialized tools
- If you find it difficult to adjust the lock to bolt the door, it better to check the door bolting mechanism first and decide if the problem lies there or in the lock itself.