Lever locks, commonly referred to as "English" locks, are the most common type of door locks. Accordingly, problems with them occur most often. That is why organizations, dealing with emergency door opening, necessarily have picklocks for English locks. When the specialist arrives on a call, he chooses the best option from the set and the owner of the apartment gets the access to it. And in order to have enough money to choose from, a good professional should have the whole group for the English lock: you have to buy jaws from the most primitive to the most complex and modern devices.
The most common way
It is self-impression for English locks. It has long and very positively recommended itself for the opening of the lever locks.
Both the mechanism of action and the design of the self-impression key are quite simple. Its basic element is the so-called "comb", a plate made of elastic metal. It has grooves punched into it for the pins; the voids are closed with thick, dense foil. The craftsman inserts the self-pin into the "latch" of the lock and begins to wiggle it. The result is an identical copy of the original key.
The advantage of self-impression is that it does not traumatize the core, and the lock can be used for many years after it has been opened. However, it has limitations on its use.
The number of pins in the cylinder should be small.
Core profiles by milling should be relatively uncomplicated.
That said, working with a self-impression wrench belongs to fairly simple locksmith manipulation - it can be mastered even by an amateur. Although he will also have to learn some of the subtleties and peculiarities of handling such a pick.
A tool for a rough opening
In some circumstances, resort to a soft burglary is not possible - for example, if the locked apartment left a small child or the "latch" has already been damaged amateurish master and lock picks do not work. In this case, the svertysh for English locks can be applied.
The task of the method is to break either the shank post or the protrusion of the pins. As a result, the bolt of the lock slides into its body and ceases to perform the locking functions. The svertysh itself resembles a key with one enlarged "bar" (it fulfills its role even in the case when the original has two of them), set on a rod with larger cross section than the "original" key. Also the blank is equipped with a lever-swivel. The pick is hammered into the cylinder with a hammer and turned with pliers - together with the core mechanism. Naturally, in the future, the entire lock is subject to replacement.
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