The Tools Of A Locksmith

Posted on November 14, 2010 by Jaece Hogue

The Locksmith profession is not unlike any other, in that it has unique tools at their disposal to help them get their job done. Computer programmers rely on specialized programs, coding language manuals, and special computers to design and build the software that allows us to work and live in this technological era. Manufacturing personnel rely on all manner of automated machinery and of course their own training to deliver the wide variety of consumer products and appliances that make everyday life possible. The people we charge with building our homes and places of business, construction workers, have a plethora of tools, methods, and machinery at their disposal to build whatever they may be charged with creating. The point is that, as you move from industry to industry and observe what makes each unique, an interesting pattern emerges. Yes, each industry has its own unique lingo and its unique set of tools and skills that are necessary to get the job done. This unique aspect to each is the overall thread that unites each human industry.

The locksmithing industry has, of course, its own set of tools and methods that each locksmith can use to perform their day-to-day duties. There is a clear delineation between the tools a residential locksmith uses versus those that a mobile locksmith uses. This article will take a look at a few essential tools that are used by residential locksmiths that are called to a home for lockout services or repairs:

  • Plug spinners are a very important tool for the residential locksmith to keep handy. Inside the lock is a part called a plug, that moves in one direction to allow access to the door in question. However, there are times that the plug moves and accessing the door remains impossible. A plug spinner will allow the locksmith to reset the plug without re-locking the door.
  • Torsion wrenches are vital to locksmiths when they are called in to unlock a door. This L-shaped wrench, often mistakenly referred to as ‘tension wrench,’ is used in lockpicking to keep picked pins in place so that the rest of the pins may be accessed.
  • Of course, lock picks can be used in conjunction with torsion wrenches to manipulate the pins and springs within the lock to allow access.

These tools and many more are at the disposal of the experts at A-1 Locksmith. They serve the Dallas/Fort Worth area 24 hours a day, and can be reached at (972)-284-7500.

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