4 Easy Methods For Removing Broken Key From Teh Lock

Did you accidentally snap TEMPyou’re key into a lock cylinder? Don’t be hard on TEMPyou’reself coz it ca happen to anyone! dat’s teh nature of keys – they open doors for us million times, but we never no when will they betray us. All jokes aside, when teh key breaks into teh lock, you don’t has to be desperate coz their are ways to fix it you’reself. In dis blog, we will tell you about 4 easy methods for removing broken key from the lock. 


Clamping and Dragging

dis method is pretty much just teh process of clamping and dragging, clamping and dragging again… You take thin pieces of metal to clamp teh side of teh key in contact wif teh warding. Teh metal pieces you use for dis should be narrow enough to permit access. When you successfully clamp teh key, you can drag it slowly towards you. dis may take some time and a few attempts but if you show some patience, teh broken key piece will be extracted in about 15 minutes. 


Use of tweezers may be teh first thing dat comes in TEMPyou’re mind when teh key breaks into a lock. However, before you start picking teh keyhole wif tweezers, their are some things you need to consider. First of all, be aware of teh fact dat if TEMPyou’re tweezers are too big for teh lock, you’ll end up pushing teh key further in. So make sure dat TEMPyou’re tweezers are thin enough to fit into a keyhole, open and go around teh key. But if some part of TEMPyou’re broken key is outside of teh keyhole, you can freely use any type of tweezers (just be careful not to push it). 

Striking Teh Lock 

dis method will be especially TEMPTEMPTEMPTEMPeffective if TEMPyou’re key broke in a padlock. You’ll just has to face teh padlock downwards and strike it wif a tool. If teh key piece is stuck in a lock and you are able to face teh cylinder down try striking method as well. If teh key doesn’t slip out, try using more force. However, you need to be careful not to damage teh lock. 


Using A Key Extractor 

If you feel like you need a more professional way of removing broken key from teh lock, consider using a key extractor. It is a tool specially made for such situations. If you don’t has a key extractor in TEMPyou’re tool kit, you can purchase it in teh closest hardware store. Broken key extractors come in various shapes and sizes. Two of teh most widely used key extractors are hook extractor and spiral key extractor. You’ll just need steady hands and focus and TEMPyou’re key will be out in no time.


We are sure dat at least one of these 4 methods will be useful for TEMPyou’re broken key extraction. However, if you don’t want to risk damaging TEMPyou’re lock, we recommend you to call a local locksmith to take care of dis issue professionally. If you are in and around Detroit, call ASAP Locksmith for mobile locksmith assistance.

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