Rekeying Tools and Kits
Rekeying Tools, Rekeying Kits
The tools needed by a locksmith specializing in commercial and residential hardware may seem limitless at times. Sometimes a job only needs a bit of experience and a screwdriver, but there are times when a Locksmith will use everything in their tool bag and then some.
When it comes to rekeying locks (a significant portion of a residential locksmith’s workload) there are a few must haves that will make the job go a whole lot smoother.
The capacity and variety of a pinning kit will dictate not just the type of locks, but the amount of locks that can be rekeyed. LAB is the leading manufacturer Of High Quality Lock Tumbler Pins worldwide. Their .003 Universal Pin System is considered to be the industry’s smoothest operating and most accurate universal pins available. LAB’s Mini Universal Rekeying Kits available in .003 and .005 increments are a great choice for a starting rekeying kit.
When rekeying a lock cylinder plug, placing pins and springs in chambers is a fine art that requires precission. When working in tight constraints, patience and finesse is a must, but with the right tool, repinning a plug can be a breeze. Pinning tweezers have ends specifically shaped for grasping the tiniest of pins and can take even those prone to fumbling to surgical precision.
Speed up the rekeyeing process with a plug follower. The follower prevents top springs and pins from falling out of the housing when removing the cylinder plug. One can get away with the rekeying process without it, but if the job calls for servicing multiple doors and locks, minutes will add up. A $5 tool could potentially free up a locksmiths day for extra jobs that will pay it off immediately.
|LMK003||Mini Universal Rekeying Kits in .003 increments|
|LMK005||Mini Universal Rekeying Kits in .005 increments|
|LZT001||Formed End Tweezers|
|LFT005||5 Piece Plug Follower Set|