What are your thoughts on swapping pin positions when rekeying rather than installing brand new pins? Of course the pin layout just still be valid to the lock’s spec’s (neighboring pin height difference) but is there any other reason not to?
I have two 7 pin tubular locks. One with keys, and the other without. They both take the same size key. Is it worthwhile to repin the one to match the keys for the other? They are for my toolbox end lockers, and I can't wait 6 weeks for a new key
Looks like one of those old National locks. They were designed to be replaced, not repaired, but the company went out of business a very long time ago. The National Cabinet Lock division is still around as NCL, but that won’t help with this.
I would just install a new privacy lock. The new locks are larger and will cover up the holes of the old one. I haven’t done residential work in years, but I think various brands make privacy locks with glass knobs.
Nope, O1007LA is 6 pin. You’re not going to have much luck finding Sargent blanks in 7 pin (or Corbin/Russwin, for that matter). Assa-Abloy limits their distribution to large institutional customers as a small measure of key control. Even though they could, I don’t think any of the aftermarket companies are making 7 pin.