Methods of Rekeying
Rekeying is a complicated method of remaking keys which is done by expert locksmiths.
When rekeying a lock there is a replacement of the pins that were there before with some 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 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.
Expert use a bit to 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.
Rekeying makes it possible for new keys to be made for older locks but the old key cannot open the locks any more.
Rekeying enables 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.
New springs are replaced with worn out ones and then they can be placed correctly in the unused chambers the new cut key may be inserted and with some minor adjustments and reassembling key may be turned to see if it turns the key.
Locksmiths are capable 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 may perhaps think of.
Any type of lock’s tumbler can be taken apart and later scrambled and the bits which vary with different configurations are matched and then interchanged so that new keys may be made from scratch and locksmiths know how to make the rekeying by using combination locks.