Easy ways to remove a broken key from a lock
All of us probably have dealt with some kind of locksmith issue at a certain point in our life. These situations are practically impossible to avoid. Not to mention the fact that they mostly occur at the most inconvenient time.
One of the problems you might face is a broken key. It happens due to various reasons. Your key might be old and worn out or because there's a problem with your lock and the key wouldn't turn. No matter what has caused your key to break, it results in you being locked out of your property. Sure Lock & Key has been dealing with key and lock issues for years, so we would like to tell you more about removing a broken key from a lock.
Use a key extractor
- A hooked key extractor. As you can guess from the name, it has a hook on its end. You'll need to insert it in the keyhole and carefully grab the broken part of your key to get it out without damaging the lock.
- A spiral key extractor. It looks like a screwdriver in a way but is much thinner. After you insert it, you'll need to rotate it until the key starts moving.
Try a glue stick
Use pliers or tweezers
Call a locksmith
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