Locksmith tools and equipment

Traditionally, a locksmith mainly worked with a hammer, a screwdriver and nails, and a wrench. In modern times, locksmiths have gone digital, and they even have access to electrical or magnetic equipment, and a range of other tools to get the job done. Creating a toolkit for a locksmith is a journey that could take several years to complete. There are some basics though that can form the outline of the eventual kit.

These starter locksmith kit tools and equipment include: –

  1. A Pair of Tweezer Grooved at the end.

These are great for picking up small items, including little nails or screws. They are also very useful for rekeying locks.


  1. A Follower

This is also a critical item that you need for rekeying purposes. It helps you pull the locks apart properly. Make sure that you keep more than one in your kit, especially as they come in different sizes.


  1. An End Cap Removal Tool

This is a useful tool when you need to take the end caps out of a range of locks, including the dead bolts. It often has two ends, with each end being used for a different type of lock.


  1. The Cylinder Removal Tool

This tool is critical for rekeying locks. It is often sold under a range of brand names.


  1. Key Gauge

This is a tool that helps you figure out the combinations for individual locks. It is referred to often when creating a new key.


  1. Shims

These little tools come in very handy. You can use them to disassemble a lock without having to break the lock.


  1. Pick Set

You need to keep a basic pick set that has a variety of picks for you to choose from. They should include a diamond pick, a rake pick, and a hook pick.  Your pick set will also include some tension wrenches. For a starter kit, there should be one flexible wrench, and one firm one.


  1. Pin Kit

These are vital for rekeying. Having one kit is enough for rekeying up to 90% of the available locks on the market.




How to Prevent Lock Snapping


As a resident of Las Vegas, you are probably aware that one of the most common crimes in the city is burglary. What you probably do not know is that one of the most common ways to gain entry to your home is by lock snapping.

Lock snapping is a technique that has become extremely common in Las Vegas and involves snapping a lock in two using brute force to gain access to the locking mechanism beneath. Once the locking mechanism is breached, unlocking the door becomes easy and is usually achieved in a few seconds.

The general tools of the trade for lock snapping are a hammer and screwdriver, and locks most vulnerable to lock snapping are those fitted with a Euro profile cylinder (e.g. all UPVC doors installed in residences built in the last 15 years)

Though lock snapping is becoming an easy and attractive way to break into people’s homes, there are a couple of ways to prevent it. One of the best ways to do so would be to ask your Las Vegas locksmith to examine the locks on your doors, especially your exterior doors to find out what kind of locks they are. If you have Euro profile locks that are more than two years old, it puts you at a higher risk.

Ask your Las Vegas locksmith about Anti-snap cylinder locks, and which ones would be best for your home. Anti-snap cylinder locks are locks that have been designed so that they are harder to break. Even if they do snap, they are designed to snap in the front section only in such a way that they lock out the prospective burglar while still letting you use the key to open the lock. They also have special bars that flex rather than snap when put under pressure. Most come with added security enhancements such as anti-bump, anti-screw and anti-drill protection.

The best way to prevent lock snapping is simple. Head down to your local Las Vegas locksmith and talk to them about your options in the matter.  Remember, you can also boost security by pairing your anti-snap lock with other door furniture like high-security door handles.


What your Las Vegas Locksmith should provide

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Utilizing the very best merchandise and remaining current with industry trends keep ASAP Locksmith Services ahead of the competition in the locksmith market.  Work opportunities which require a high skill level of finish, like commercial or industrial projects, need to be accomplished be only skilled locksmiths like our Las Vegas Locksmith.

  1. High-Security Cylinder Locks

At ASAP Locksmith, we can provide lock repair, fresh installation of cylinder locks, lock re-keys, cylinder rim lock changes and more.

  1. Mail-Box Locks

Got a problem with your mailbox locks at your business? We provide locksmith services and mailbox lock re-keys, lock repairs, and mailbox lock changes.

  1. Lock Re-keys

We will come when you need a re-key for your commercial business.  When an employee suddenly leaves on bad terms you can’t take chances with your businesses information.  A lock re-key is a simple and more affordable option to changing all the locks in your office.  Whenever moving offices or homes it is important to know exactly who can access your doors.  Call to get your commercial lock re-key started today!

  1. Safe Repair and Installation

When your safe begins to malfunction or you lose the code and can’t open it, you will want to use an ASAP Locksmith to come open it for you.

  1. Desk Locks

When your desk locks and can’t find the keys, we can help! We do not need keys to make new ones for your desk, and can re-key the locks of many desks to be opened with the same key for easy use.

  1. Window Security Bars

These are necessary for many retail shops that have windows on the outside of the building.  We can help install or repair your existing security bars anywhere in the Las Vegas area.

  1. Key-Less Access

Keyless access locks and push button systems are the wave of the future in security technology.  The ability to not use keys makes entry into a business easier and more secure.

Our Locksmiths are capable of accomplishing business lockouts, fixing gate locks, and carrying out lock re-keys in addition to a host of other jobs.