Replacing exterior deadbolt locks : Locksmith


So I need to replaced 2 exterior deadbolts. The main entrance and the garage entrance share the same key. By weiser/kwikset. Currently this model weiser deadbolt has a sale going grade 1. I would need to buy 2 of these and use the rekey technology to change them both to the same key. Model is 9GCD94710. But I saw on a YouTube video these locks can be opened in 10 seconds if any of there locks have the rekey technology. Granted that video is 6 years ago. Has this ever been fixed? If not anyone suggest any type of deadbolts? It will be for residential use.



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Had some downtime today – kit was left a mess by someone and not restocked : Locksmith


I had to borrow annother shops Corbin russwin .003 kit for some lfic cores. I don’t know who’s bright idea it was but someone decided to make all the pins the same God damn color. It took me 3 days to realize how contaminated the pin kit was. The lfic top pins and core pins have to be put in there and the cylinder replaced, you can’t just put the key in and eyeball it like with cylinders. So I’d pin it up, core key wouldn’t work. Empty it out and check my pin chart, start over. Doesn’t work. Empty it out, start over. I must have pinned it up a dozen times before it actually worked.

I have a cheap set of calipers from home Depot and they’re not accurate to .001 like they say they are so they were no help.

Sorry for the rant. It was frustrating as all hell and no one else would understand.



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Shot in the dark



Had a customer bring in an Illinois DUO high security cam lock, lost key. Triple bitted weirdo thing with the sweeping cuts and 19 wafers. They did bring in their own blank with the correct interior milling, but my ITL and Instacode don't have anything for me for this key. Trying to avoid hand filing it in since I only have the one blank, and filing the pins is a no-go since this guy knows just enough about locks to call me on it. Probably gonna have to turn this away and try to sell him a new lock but figured I'd ask here. Any info appreciated

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What’s the strangest thing you carry in the van? : Locksmith


Nail polish……

I mean “Hit the Floor Pure Ice” (brand name) from Wally World. Candy Apple Red with metal flakes….

I carry a ton of key rings for different buildings…

I coat the edge of the top master key so I can see which one it is on the ring when I am carrying stuff in both hands and need to open the door quick.

Its really fast dry laquer paint. I know techs that have carried it for safe door repairs etc. for years.

No, I do not do my nails with it…



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