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Brinks House Key Padlock

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Brinks House Key Padlock

Postby glasskey » Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:42 pm

well I could not help myself, found this padlock that said "can be re-keyed to work with your existing house key". comes with pins, decoder and instructions. This set comes in two versions.. one for the KW1 and the other for the SC1 type house key. then I read ANTI-PICK SPOOL PINS, so I couldn't resist getting out my picks, and it did take a while, but I got it open. The lock was made to disassemble easy, and the pins could be changed quickly and easily with the assortment of pins included. complete disassembly showed it to have 4 spool pins and a broken pin spring. All in all I think this will make a great practice padlock, change pins easily in about 2 minutes to make it easy or hard to pick, and the cost is just under $14
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Postby GateTwelve » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:59 pm

I might be the only one here to say this, but Brinks ranks pretty high on my list for the security to cost ratio. Out of all of the home locks (yale, schlage, weiser, ilco) I have picked, Brinks has always given me my biggest headaches.
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Postby Guesss » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:30 am

that lock sounds great would you post the modle or any information to help me be able to find it... also what store or type of stor you got it at. sounds like a good find to me.
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Postby Ezer » Wed Mar 30, 2005 3:54 am

Grudge wrote:I am particularly fond of the Brinks House Key Padlock (part # 101-45091) available from Walmart. It is designed to be re-keyed to match your Quikset home key. It comes with a set of various pins and a key decoder. The core removes easily with the included hex wrench. No follower is needed for pin changes since pre-drilled holes are provided in the bottom of the cylinder shell.

The lock itself uses 5 pins (some with spool drivers) although it is drilled for 6 pins. My suggestion is that you buy 2 locks and use one for spare parts. That way you can build anything from a 1 pin with a standard driver (can't get much easier than that) to a 6 pin with all spools if you like. Just going through this break-down and rebuild process was an invaluable learning tool for me.

If you change out the drivers, here are some hints that worked out for me. First, remove all of the pins (they fall out of the bottom holes when you rotate the core). Then you will need to depress the pin sticking out of the rear of the cylinder. Once depressed you can unscrew the ring holding the cylinder in place. Make sure you retain the rear pin and spring when you get the ring off! Then, when you remove the core, slowly pull it out so each spring and driver pop out one at a time. You can use a toothpick to control the driver flying out so it doesn't land across the room . After all of the springs and drivers are out (and the core is removed) you can reassemble the lock by working from the front (where the key goes in) to the back. Use a toothpick and insert it into the holes drilled in the bottom of the shell down into the driver 'well'. Drop the spring down the toothpick and it lands right into the 'well' each time. Then use tweezers (regular ones will do, I am sure the locksmith variety are better) push the driver into the 'well' compressing the spring. Then slide the core back in as you push the pin down so eventually the core covers the driver and keeps it in place (this is tricky!). Continue this process untill all of the springs and drivers are replaced for the number of pins you want to use. Reload the pins, and you are done.


I've had one for a while myself. One thing I should point out, is to watch out if the entire thing falls apart on you when rekeying. If the ballbearings fall out while you have the plug removed, it's a pain getting it back together. I've taken that lock apart dozens of times. Then yesterday I was playing with it while watching a movie, and next thing I know, every piece that can come apart, did.
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Postby glasskey » Wed Mar 30, 2005 7:51 am

yes it was a walmart purchase. blue package brass padlock. One thing I would like to mention is that if you have a worn Kwikset key and you pin the lock with this worn key. the lock design leaves room for error and you may end up picking the lock just to get it open again. and when you fully disassemble the lock pulling the spool pins, you got to hold your breath when putting it back together, and have loads of patience. BTW I didn't find any ball berrings in my lock.
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Postby Ezer » Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:03 am

glasskey wrote:BTW I didn't find any ball berrings in my lock.


I swear sometimes I wonder about myself. I meant the two steel balls that hold the latch.
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Postby Guesss » Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:34 am

thank you for the extear information... i will have to go see if i can find one. sounds like it could be a fun pick and learning experience.
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