Introduction: How to rekey a Lock Without Original Key

A skeleton key is used to unlock a lock without a regular key. The inventor of this type of key was American locksmith Alfred Charles Hobbs.

The process to rekey a lock without the original key is carried out in three steps. The first step is identifying how the pins are set into the lock cylinder. In the second step, there is a procedure for how to remove each pin from its chamber and how to replace it with another pin that has been cut to fit the desired position in the cylinder according in how they were positioned when re-pinning the lock in step one. The final step is how to reinsert all of the pins into their chambers and how to close up any gaps that may have occurred during re-pinning. There is no need to follow these steps in order, but it may be more efficient for some locksmiths if they do so. So, if you want to know how to rekey a lock without the original key, here’s how it’s done! And no matter what lock you have, this method is for all locks, including the best combination locks

Step One: Identifying how the pins are set into the lock cylinder

This step includes how to determine how many chambers of pins there are and how many pins of each size are used. To find how many chambers there are, there needs to be a balance of pressure applied on both sides of the pin stack at all times. The lock cylinders will open once all the pins have been pushed up equally by their springs on both sides; this determines how many chambers there are (one chamber per pin). Then, checking how many different sized pins there are help determine where each pin goes.

In order to do this, the lock Picker uses a tension wrench and a lock pick. The tension wrench is inserted into the keyhole and turned in one direction or the other until the pins in the lock cylinder bind. When they bind, it means that the correct tension has been achieved. After that, the lock pick is inserted into the keyhole and used to push each pin up individually until it binds. At this point, the lock picker must determine how high each pin stack goes by feeling how far each one extends above the shear line with their finger. This step is essential in order to cut all new replacement pins according to how they were set in step one when rekeying the lock without original key.

There are two different ways to cut replacement pins:

– using a lock cutter that is specific to skeleton key locks or

– using a file to carefully grind down each pin until it is the correct height.

Step Two: Procedure for how to remove each pin from its chamber and how to replace it with another pin that has been cut to fit the desired position in the cylinder according in how they were positioned when re-pinning the lock in step one.

To rekey the lock cylinder of the lock, all the pins need to be removed and replaced with new pins of different sizes. To do this efficiently, it is best that each pin stack of similar height are taken out one by one. Then, taking them out in groups makes it easier after they have been put back into their chambers. A push-stick should be used for pushing each pin up so that there isn’t an accident while holding them between your fingers or by using a pin cushion, although this step is not essential if anyone is particularly skilled at working with small objects quickly within their hands without any tools. The process of how to remove each pin from its chamber includes how to hold either end of the push stick in order to free up at least one hand to remove the old pin. The new pins are then inserted into the chamber and pushed down with the stick until they are below the shear line.

Step Three: How to reinsert all of the pins into their chambers and how to close up any gaps that may have occurred during re-pinning

After all of the pins have been replaced, it is time to put them back into their chambers. This can be done by feeling for each one and lining them up with their respective holes. If there are any gaps that have appeared during re-pinning, they can be closed up by using a fine file or needle files; this depends on how big gaps are. It is important that each

pin is correctly placed in its chamber and that there are no gaps between the pin and the walls of the chamber, as this will cause the lock to not function properly. If everything has been done correctly, then re-inserting all of the pins into their chambers should be a relatively easy process.

Step Four: How to test if the lock has been successfully rekeyed without original key

This step can be accomplished by inserting either the old or new key into the keyhole and turning it. If it doesn’t open, then it means that the lock has been successfully rekeyed without original key. However, if it does open, then it means that something may have gone wrong during rekeying and that the lock may need to be rekeyed again. That was it! Here’s how to rekey a lock without the original key!