Why is it hard to get my key out of the lock? If you suddenly find it hard to get your key in the lock, it’s likely that there’s something inside causing a blockage, such as dirt or dust. Check that you’re using the right key and that it’s not bent or dull. Also, consider that the lock itself may be dry, causing the pins to get stuck.
How do you get a key out of a lock without a key? A lock impression allows a locksmith to make a key without decoding the lock. For a qualified locksmith this can be an efficient way to create a new key. A blank key is inserted into the lock and turned. The pins will press against the key leaving marks where cuts need to be made.
How do you get a broken key out of a lock without pliers?
- Pliers. Needle nose pliers can come in handy during a broken key situation, wherein the broken bit is slightly sticking out from the lock.
- Tweezers. Tweezers are good to have on hand if needle nose pliers prove too large and clunky for grasping.
- Jigsaw Blades / Mini Hacksaw Blades.
- Paper Clips.
- Super Glue.
What is a key extractor? Key extractors are like screwdrivers. You can buy them in sets and then grab the one that best fits the lock at hand. I keep a set of Peterson Saw-Tooth Extractors in my pick kit. The set cost $20, was manufactured in the United States, and works well.