Locks & Door Knobs

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How to Rekey a Mortise Lock

A mortise lock is a type of locking device that is made up of a large rectangular body that fits into

How to Install a Filing Cabinet Lock

If you want to keep your important documents safe, you will need to install a reliable filing cabinet

How to Install a Patio Door Lock

If you don't have a patio door lock, you should. They are inexpensive and easy to install and add protection

How to Clean Fingerprints Off a Sliding Glass Door

If your sliding glass door has recently accumulated fingerprints, you may be wondering how to go about

How to Remove a Patio Door Lock

If your patio door lock doesn’t secure the door in place or seems difficult to operate, you might

How to Install a Storm Door Lock

There comes a time when installing a storm door lock becomes a very pressing concern. Because storm doors

Repairing a Sliding Glass Door Lock

A sliding glass door lock can be damaged over time but replacing or repairing it can be a very simple

How a Sliding Glass Door Lock Works

Sliding glass doors work differently than regular doors and therefore, need special sliding glass door

What is a Mortise Lock?

A mortise lock is a good, secure way to lock a door. It’s typically used on older doors and more

3 Common Uses for a Rim Lock

A rim lock is a type of locking device, albeit it can be used as both a latch and a lock. It was first

How to Install a Lock on a Glass Display Case

Installing a lock on a glass display case is one of the easiest things to do. These locks are common

Deadbolt Lock Repair

A deadbolt lock is a common sight in many homes, and they can provide proper security for a house. Nonetheless,

Mortise Lock Replacement

A mortise lock replacement is fairly easy to complete and requires very little skill. However, it takes

Replacing Skeleton Key Locks

If you're one of those people that have the pleasure of living in an old home then you are very versed

How to Replace Door Knob Mounting Screws

If your door knob begins to jiggle when you grab it, the screws holding the mounting might have become

How to Repair a Door Knob Rosette

When you have problems with your door knob rosettes, it’s good to have them checked out. They are

How to Realign a Door Knob Spindle

An old door knob can have a misaligned spindle resulting from its years of use. A spindle is the part

How to Replace a Door Knob Spindle

A door knob consists of several components, including a piece called a door knob spindle. This is what

How to Remove Stripped Door Knob Mounting Screws

Over time, the head of a screw on a door knob can become “stripped,” meaning that the head

How to Replace a Door Knob Strike Plate

There are several reasons for why you would want or need to replace a door knob strike plate. You may

How to Pick a Cylinder Lock

Even if it’s a skill you’ll never use, it can be fun and useful to know how to pick a cylinder

How to Install a New Door Knob Interior Latch Assembly

Installing an entire door knob is a very easy DIY project. You can purchase a brand new door knob for

How to Replace a Cylinder Lock Plug

If you have lost your keys or have problems with security you may replace a cylinder lock plug without

How to Replace the Ball Bearings on Your Cylinder Lock

Over time it is very likely that the key ignition cylinder lock in your car will get worn out and require

How to Repair or Replace the Plug in Your Pin Tumbler Lock

The pin tumbler lock is also known as the Yale lock, and is probably one of the best known locks in the

How to Replace Broken Springs in Your Pin Tumbler Lock

A pin tumbler lock is a very common type of lock that is found on many different doors. This lock is

How to Fix the Tumbler on a Lever Lock

A lever lock has a flat metal plate that slides into place when the correct key is inserted. When you

How to Repair a Broken Lever Lock

A broken lever lock is usually a result of mishandling and rough use of the lock. While some locks require

How to Remove a Broken Key from a Pin Tumbler Lock

You may need to replace the driver pins in a pin tumbler lock. The pins are located inside the cylinder

How to Replace the Driver Pins in a Pin Tumbler Lock

The occasion may arise where you need to replace the driver pins in a pin tumbler lock. The pins are

How to Build Your Own Pin Tumbler Lock

If you want to make your own pin tumbler lock, then you will first need to gather all of the assembled

Replacing a Door Knob Latch

Your door knob is one of the simplest mechanical devices in your home despite its complicated internal

Gaining Access to the Cylinder Retaining Screw

A cylinder lock system is used by a locksmith to detach certain lock that was built with a cylinder without

Multiple Dial vs Single Dial Combination Padlock

People need a padlock, such as combination padlock, to secure their private rooms, lockers, cabinets,

A Complete Guide to Parts of a Combination Padlock

A combination padlock is a great way to secure a great number of different items. Bike locks, lockers,

Pin Tumbler Lock vs Wafer Lock

Know the differences between a pin tumbler lock and a wafer lock, or wafer tumbler lock when in doubt

Troubleshooting Your Pin Tumbler Lock

A pin tumbler lock is also known as a “Yale” lock. If you are one who looks for increased

How to Install a Floor Door Stop

Using a floor door stop is an ideal way to prevent a handle or any other door hardware from damaging

How to Install a Hinge Pin Door Stop

A hinge pin door stop is very simple to install and take minutes from start to finish. Just make sure

How to Remove a Hinge Pin Door Stop

Whether you are replacing it because of a décor change or simply because it has become defective,