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What Is a Rim Cylinder?

What Is a Rim Cylinder?

Posted by Jim McCarthy on Jan 20th 2018

A rim cylinder is a type of lock cylinder. It has screws in the back that hold it in place. It also has a tailpiece that is connected to the cylinder on one end and usually actuates some sort of a lock.It may be an Exit Device or It could be a Jimmyproof deadbolt or a rim lock.they are sometimes even used in night depositories, or unusual applications, since they're so universal. They come in various keyways, which allow them to pass different types of keys This allows them to be keyed to an existing master key system, or just a simple schlage key … read more
What is a Mortise Cylinder?

What is a Mortise Cylinder?

Posted by Jim McCarthy on Jan 19th 2018

A Mortise Cylinder is a type of lock cylinder that is used in a Mortise Lock. It is generally 1.150" in diameter, With a Thread Pitch of 32 UNS . In order to operate a Mortise lock, Mortise Cylinders have cams on the back of them To actuate the latches of VariousMortise Locks Mortise Locks Are Available in Various Keyways. The Keyway of a lock is what allows the lock to only pass specific types of keys.There are many different keyways. Some keyways are restricted by the factory so that distribution of keys is Limited to the original owner of the key system. … read more

What are the Different kinds of locks?

Posted by Jim McCarthy on Jan 17th 2018

Exit devices aka "Crash Bars"-Click here to learn more              Mortise locks-Click to learn more about Mortise Locks                                                             Mortise Cylinders-Click here to learn more about mortise cylinders                                   Rim Cylinders-Read More About Rim Cylinders-Click Here Cylindrical Locks/Cylindrical Levers-Click here to read more Key in Knob Cylinders Deadbolts High Security Locks Access Control locks Biometric Locks Safe lock(Including gun safe locks) Electronic door locks Cabinet and drawer locks(Including Cam Locks) Magnetic locks Tubular Locks Wheel locks Sliding Door locks Bike L … read more

Exit Devices aka "Crash Bars"

Posted by Jim McCarthy on Jan 17th 2018

Exit devices or Crash bars, as they are commonly referred to are mechanical devices used to allow quick egress from a building.         The most basic style of crash bar is a rim style exit device. The prominent feature of the rim style exit device is that the latch is always on the edge of the deviceMortise Style exit devices.  Mortise style exit devices are generally a little more expensive than rim style exit devices because they integrate a Mortise Lock into them. Pushing the Push bar actuates the Latch on the edge of the Mortise LockThe last type of exit device we will discuss is the vertical rod exit device Vertical rod exit devices are often used on double doors-Why?      Because Vertical rod exit devices have latches top and bottom, therefore they are well suited for double doors. If a door with an exit device does not have a handle outside, then it is said to be "exit only"     Many Exit devic … read more

What is a mortise lock?, How to remove a mortise Lock?

Posted by Jim McCarthy on Jan 16th 2018

"What's a Mortise Lock?" Kind of a strange name, Isn't it?  But the English language always has its roots somewhere!    In this Case,    The lock is "Mortised" into the edge of the door!Mortise locks come in many different functions, they also are designed to accommodate a mortise cylinderThe mortise cylinder "Threads" into the Mortise lock Body.   This begs the question: How to take apart a mortise lock? or how to remove a mortise lock? well, look closely at the small milling or groove on the edge of the mortise lock cylinder above, now look below. The two mortise cylinder setscrews "Lock" the cylinder in place. now, in order to remove the mortise lock from the door, you first loosen the setscrews, I usually back them off about 2-3 turns. next, unscrew the threaded cylinder from the mortise lock bodyMortise Locks can have handles, or levers. the inside handle is almost always free turning to allow for fast egress in … read more