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Old 03-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #1
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Bad start to the day got to the site and broke my key off in my trailer lock. It's a trimax puck style lock so no bolt cutters. Trying to get the key out but so far no luck. Think I'll be there for days trying to drill it out. Any ideas?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:40 PM   #2
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Torch it

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Magnet to grab the key? Worth a shot.
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I don't remember the term for hammering a key into a lock to open it but I was told by the boys at Master Lock it could be done with a puck lock.
Got enough showing to hammer it in or use a center punch?
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I use a 4" grinder with a metal wheel often at my storage units. But I have not cut that type of lock before.
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This may be a shot in the dark, but can you get into the other door of the trailer? Can you unbolt the carrige bolts on the inside and take the whole door latch off and them maybe cut the lock from behind. I have american lock pucks on mine and they have brass slide bolts, so it would seem easy to cut. Maybe


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Quickcut says it will open. Your going to be buying a lock either way you see it
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I thought one of those locks would be hard to drill when my employee lost the key- I drilled it in about 7 seconds with a cobalt bit.
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The main problem would be that your drill and bits are in the trailer you can't get into.
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i snaped a key the other day too... the side door lock gets water in it and it freezes and the keys are cheap.

I replaced it with a new set of locks and had some spare keys made while at a locksmith for a client's door, the key he cut me was night and day better quality than the keys i get from depot. Like festool to Ryobi....
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i snaped a key the other day too... the side door lock gets water in it and it freezes and the keys are cheap.

I replaced it with a new set of locks and had some spare keys made while at a locksmith for a client's door, the key he cut me was night and day better quality than the keys i get from depot. Like festool to Ryobi....
Wow. Festool makes keys?
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Wow. Festool makes keys?
I've always wanted top notch dust collection on my keys
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Squirt wd40 up there and continually tap the lock with a hammer and it should come down enough to grab the broken end. I speak from experience :
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I carry a small butane torch in my truck for when the locks freeze. That way you don't risk breaking the keys trying to open them. Takes 5 seconds
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A very narrow, small saw blade, such as a broken coping saw blade, can be pushed in the lock lifting the tumbler pins, and then withdrawn.

The points on the blade will grab the remaining piece of key and pull it from the lock without damaging the works.

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