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How do I open a locked key with the key on?

How do I open a locked key with the key on?

How do I open a locked key with the key on?

Someone in need, or maybe it’s just a concern, send me an email and when asked how to open a locked key with the key activated, certain questions arise in me, of which I will expose only two:

  1. Do youThe lock is locked because there is a key on the other side of the door?

  2. Do youThe lock is locked and has the key in it?

So far what I have clear is that the lock is locked, although I do not know, from the way the question is formulated, what is the reason why it is blocked. Our deeds are sometimes quite ambiguous.

  1. The lock is locked because there is a key on the other side of the door.

We’ll start by answering the first of my questions, with which I aspire to answer who sent the email; what is it now, I hope to show the way to act in this case to unlock the lock.

To open a lock with a left key on the other side at least from the door there are two conditions:

  • The key is right; the cylinder did not move an inch.

  • The key on the other side of the lock is tilted; that is, he throws himself half a turn.

In the first case, when the key is completely straight, the solution is usually easy and we can open the lock normally immediately.

Assuming that we have another original key in our pocket, we take it too we insert it into the cylinder channelfor, putting a little pressure, push it to the other side.

If the other key doesn’t give up, some dirt, rust or defects may occur, in lock or key, stop him from moving enough to be able to open the door; but in general the test is positive.

Another way of trying to push the key to the other side of the lock put a steel wire for springs through the keyhole. It can be handled comfortably with a special handle for this tool.

When the key is tilted, it turns out to be the other case, the procedure for opening the lock is completely different. Our focus is on interfere latch taking him out of the hall or attacker.

To move the latch or slide when the door is closed, we can use A dskimmer door latch, one spatula for the door latch or a plastic card opening the latch.

The operation of all these tools is similar, whatever we handle:

  • While we push the door a little, with slight up and down movements, is inserted between the edge and the frame, with a certain angle of inclination (could be 45 °), at about 12-15 inches from the latch.

  • Keep moving slide the instrument until it is at the same height as the latchand is pressed by any force necessary, until the slip is removed from his position in the hall.

  • This should be enough to open the lock.

  • We should note that spatulas for latch are used in a way special in the doors that close inwards.

It is possible that it has happened to some of our readers that when inserting the key into the lock he encounters this the cylinder or rotor does not yield, leading you to believe that the device has been damaged.

When this happens, it is called the locksmith, who comes diligently and opens the door as soon as possible, to find out what in fact the problem is that a key was left on the other side of the rotor.

2. The lock is locked and has the key in it.

Even the most serene day becomes cloudy and grayWhen when we want to open the door of our house, for example, the lock refuses to move, preventing us from entering.

The lock may be locked and, in addition, they have the insurance taken, which makes the situation more difficult. However, we can continue with a few simple tricks:

  • We grease the lock with graphite spray powder.

  • We tried to loosen the locking mechanism: with a rubber mallet or with the handle of a screwdriver we lightly but firmly hit the cylinder and the area of ​​the door occupied by the lock.

With this should be enough to unlock the lock. If not, we must resort to other methods if the lock has been damaged, so it doesn’t matter to be more aggressive.

To say the heavyweights enter the scene of the locksmith: cracked tube, cylinder cutter or euro and oval nutcracker, cylinder switch round with pear adapter.

All fall into the category of breaking tools of cylinders and their use involves lowering the old lock to install a new one.

With minor differences, these teams work similarly: with themthe cylinder is broken, regardless of its shape, in just a few seconds. Regarding its particular characteristics:

  1. special cracking tube:

  • No more works on European profile locks coming out of the door surface.

  • It has a series of jaws inside for a better grip of the bulb, being able to hold projections of only 2 mm.

  1. cylinder cutter or nutcracker:

  1. round cylinder switch with pear adapter:

  • Like the tools above, effective only on protruding cylinders.

  • Can be used in round and pear-shaped cylinders (European profile).

There is no difficulty to use these tools and thus you manage to open a locked lock with the key in position:

  • Simply place them on the lock.

  • set them the beak.

  • The rest is move them to one side and the other, until you break it.