Methods of Rekeying
Rekeying is a method of making new keys by disabling lock tumblers of pad locks or locks where old pins are replaced with new ones.
Normally rekeying is done so as have a master-key or re-key to stop any keys getting compromised.
Pins of the lock may be worn out and they require replacement with ones and there are cases where the pins may get shorter and cannot reach the shear-line and so when the key is used it cannot open the locks.
There is need to know what kind of key is to be made for a particular lock and many manufacturers give specific manuals for each particular lock and key.
The key that was previously used cannot be used again and a new key with new shape that fits in the new pins are specially made to do so.
Some depth that is specific allows a space for the master-key of a new key which is manageable for the utilized.
Rekeying needs some pin kits which have springs, top-pins, master wafers which go to the cylinder so that to enable a new key to be used and not all types of keys may be used in any kind od of lock and some have to be custom made.
Rekeying ensures that all the old pins and worn springs are removed and replaced with new ones.
If the springs are weak they must be replaced with new stronger ones but if they are just dirty then washing them is required.
Some minor adjustments and reassembling key must be turned to see if it turns the key properly and then the pins can be sealed permanently.
Locksmiths are very well versed in this complicated art and they are able to rekey any type of key including keys that are meant to open bank safes, car keys, home keys, pad lock keys and any other key that one might think of.
Locks have diverse configurations are matched and then interchanged so that new keys may be made from scratch and locksmiths know how to create the rekeying by utilizing the combination locks.