Archive for the ‘Locksmithing Guide’ Category

How to Choose the Best Padlock

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

The reason why locks are invented is to prevent any kind of forced entry to one’s property, drawer or car. We install a lock in order to secure our property or the items inside of it. There are different types of locks for different kind of purposes.

Padlocks are available in countless different styles, sizes and applications. So, it is very important for you to know the basic principles of their function and design. Padlocks are made of metal and brass. They should be durable enough to protect your home, car, business or office.

For more tips on how to choose the best type of padlock that can give you the strongest protection you need, watch the video below:

Installing an Exterior Door – Instructional Video

Sunday, October 20th, 2013

Buying an exterior door is an investment in your home. Most of exterior doors especially wooden ones are not cheap they usually last for years. Furthermore, exterior doors can be repaired or adjusted when broken. They can also add protection and security to your home and family against intruders and would-be thefts.

Installing an exterior door is one of the easiest of all door installations. The main reason why this lock is easy to install is because it is pre-hung. What this means is the door is already hung in its jamb and the hinges are mortised into the door and jamb and screwed in place.

For the complete steps on how to install an exterior door, watch the instructional video below:

How to Remove & Replace a Doorknob

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Doorknobs really are one piece of indispensable hardware for your home. When your doorknob gets broken, opening your door every time is a nightmare. A properly working doorknob makes the functioning smooth and also transforms the way your door looks. In other words, doorknobs are helpful when you want to add both security and design.

Purchasing and installing doorknobs are not easy tasks. Buying cheaper handles may sound good but in the long run, durability should be the biggest factor to consider. Durability and sustainability are strong criterion. These factors should be the things where you will base your choice upon.

If you have a broken doorknob, you can watch the video below for the complete installation or reinstallation process:

Finding the Combination of a Padlock

Friday, September 27th, 2013

It is sometimes difficult and sometimes a frustrating task when deciding on which lock to purchase for the safety of items. Knowing how locks work can be the best approach when deciding what type of lock to purchase. Among the numerous types of locks we have in the market these days, combination locks are the most popular because of its convenience; they are keyless allowing you to be worry-free about keeping your keys.

Combination locks are commonly used by people who attend school or work. These locks have a “u” shaped shaft. The shaft can swivel around in order to get around the element that it is clamping down to when it is unlocked. Then, an audible “click” is heard once the one end of the shaft is reinserted into the lock, pressed down.

But what is you forgot what your combination is? Is it still possible to know what your combination is? Yes, you can find out the combination of any lock. Check out the video below: