From time immemorial, man has been using various different tools to assist him in the daily activities. Right from the time fire was invented, followed by the innovative wheel, tools have been a source of comfort for the working hands. Tools that are used by expert locksmiths are no exceptions to this nature of innovation. Locksmith tools have been constantly evolving and therefore taking the locksmith industry itself to newer and higher horizons. The scope of jobs that expert locksmiths do have been ever expanding. Although the underlying principles are still the same, there is a very little resemblance between the tools that were used by locksmiths in the past and the tools that are being used today. With technology advancing the day after day, newer tools are in demand for use and innovation.
In this article, we will be attempting to uncover the mystery behind these remarkable and sometimes awe and question pondering tools that locksmiths use. As evidenced, there is an array of these requisite tools that locksmiths utilize on a regular basis at the shop or out in the field. This has brought to light not only the techniques that locksmiths implement, (which are different) but more importantly the number of tools the expert locksmith uses. The tools are proficient with to maintain the standards of operation in such an industry.
But before we bevel deep into these fascinating tools, what does a locksmith do exactly? Like we have already realized, locksmiths do not just break locks, they do everything from re-keying locks at home, to office security audits to devising methods to improve the security of a house. Locksmiths are also know for bailing you out of a lost key situation to even keeping track of sensors and radars and creating key systems and chip lock level for national security purposes. They have done it all in our time, and they are bound to do more in the future. It is for this reason that expert locksmiths are rapidly becoming recognized as security engineers rather than being given the humble title of locksmiths. When it comes to the tools used by locksmiths, they can range from a simple hair pin to something sophisticated as a computer chip. So, without any further ado, let us take a close look at some of these tools so that we can understand the genius that goes behind these pieces equipment.
Professional Plug Spinners
These are used to move the lock’s plug to the opposite side when you happen to have a wrongly picked lock, and it gets jammed as a result. The shear is adjusted in a manner that you can use the lock without picking it again.
Locksmith Car Light
This one is extensively used by expert locksmiths specializing in automobiles. They are used to identify the sensitive components and the linkage rod guard plates inside a car door. This helps in spotting the target are and therefore minimizing the potential damages to panels or the wire tangles.
LAB Locksmith Lube
LAB locksmith lube is a lock easing lubricant made using DuPont Teflon Powder. This lube, unlike graphite, does not mold up, and this makes it easy to pick the lock.
Nails Screws and a Screw Gun
An assortment of screws and nails in addition to a screw gun helps in the installation of doors and door hardware. In addition to these is wood glue, shim pick as well as utility blades and knives.
This is another tool used to match with the right blank every time the tool is used.
The Boring Jig
This one acts as a guide for drilling precise cutouts for locks and accurate installation holes.
These vary in size, and they are used in the installation of door locks and other hardware on, made of wood.
More you ask? Well, of course, there is more, and we would not have it any other way and this is because an expert locksmith certainly has more in their arsenal! There is also the multiple filler plates, pry bar, door reinforcements and many more.
Locks can appear to be simple fixes, but you might want to think again considering the amount of care and attention that is needed.