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You know what needs to happen – either you can wiggle it out or you can’t. Locksmiths have purpose made tools and experience that make it easy.
So you can pay for a locksmith and get it done quickly and cleanly or you can have a go yourself and you might get it out. Worst case scenario, you make a mess of it and still have to pay a locksmith’s fee plus £5-10 for a handle if you wrecked yours.
Here’s one I worked on a few months back. There are a few around my area, but this was the first time I had to fix one. It all works on counterweights – no springs at all. As the door closes, the latch bolt kicks the two pegs down so they sit tight behind the door. Video here: https://streamable.com/gzha54
Made by Banham (many many years ago) for those that are interested.
Milwaukee clearly had the most power but I would say Dewalt would actually have even more power if the guy used the high amp 60 flexvolt batteries. However it is clearly shown as I had previously stated, Milwaukee while a brute with power, is not as good at doing delicate work like Makita.
Frankly it isn’t all about just raw power but precision is important as well.
Sorry, I don’t know if this is the place for this, but I figured I’d give it a try. Mom recently passed away and I found a Cole National key with B1 on it in her belongings. Can anyone tell me what kind of lock this might go to, or where I might find this info?
I am not familiar with these types of exit devices, what is underneath the shit and how do you get the push plates open and off?
My plan is to put a double maglock but, I would like to insert a custom switch kit where you can cut the maglock power when the shit is pushed. If there is some sort of classroom function rim cylinder capability that would be optimal. Otherwise, I will have to either dog down the devices and just have the maglock on or disable the physical locks which would be a fucking tragedy but shit, they already had fucking surface mount closers on a storefront.
Went to do some work for one of my customers at around 1:00pm, and I left at around 2:30pm. When I arrived at 1:00 this tech was attempting to decode the lock; I've heard GM key codes are hard to get nowadays, this is probably why they resorted to decoding. I ended up leaving, then coming back about 3 and a half hours later and found this dude still working away over there; left 30 min later and poor guy was still at it. Customer called me the next day and asked me to go take care of it because the tech had run out of blanks. I just wanted to give a shout out to DW for frequently sending work my way 🙏. Thank you!
When I was a kid we had this lock that had a long tubular brass key with notches on four sides. It was about 2 inches long and had a hole at the tip, in the middle of the cylinder. I have never seen any other one like this in over 25 years but I miss this lock as it was pleasing to use: locking and unlocking felt very smooth. Do any of you could identify it only with this poor description? If any of you can, I would love to know if this is considered a good lock because as a kid I felt like this was the most secure lock in the world.