All about Rekeying
Rekeying is a complicated method of remaking keys which is done by expert locksmiths.
Normally rekeying is done so as have a master-key or re-key to stop any keys getting compromised.
In some cases the pins of the lock may be worn out and they need 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.
Most keys are cut in special manner and cannot be used to 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.
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.
A lock uses an array of pins which are put in some organized manner with a special length and in the lock there is a depth that is specific which allows a space for the master-key of a new key which is manageable for the user.
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.
Rekeying demands that old worn out springs and old pins to be removed and replaced with new ones.
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 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.