Removing a Broken Key from a Lock

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If you have broken a key off in a lock, you don't have to get rid of it. You can get the broken key out of the lock it is stuck in. This is a page about how to remove a broken key from a lock.


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Here's a tip to save time and money to remove a broken key from a door knob or other lock, without having to call an expensive locksmith to do the job.

  1. Grind a hacksaw blade to angle shown in image.

  2. Insert hacksaw blade under or above key.

  3. Workout key with teeth of blade pulling outward until removed.

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February 26, 20170 found this helpful

"Grind a hacksaw blade to angle shown in image."
The picture that I got did not show the hacksaw blade.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you for letting us know. That picture should be showing now.

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