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.
Old pins are replaced with new ones and the locks are normally done so to either master-key or re-key so as 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.
Older keys cannot open other locks that are not similar and thus 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.
A locksmith who is an expert may be able to use a bit and remove the old pin so as to replace them with new pins and 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.
Locksmiths know how to make new keys that opens the old locks and the previous keys cannot open the locks.
Rekeying ensures that all the old pins and worn springs are removed and replaced with new ones.
Rekeying demands that old worn out springs and old pins to be removed and replaced with new ones.
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.