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Removing a Broken Key from a Lock

February 22, 2017

Using a hacksaw to remove a broken key in a lock.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.

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A doorknob lock with a broken key.

 

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

    A hacksaw to remove the broken key.

     

  2. Insert hacksaw blade under or above key.

    Using a hacksaw to remove a broken key in a lock.

     

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

A sign saying "job done" with the broken key.
 
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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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