Locksmiths in Aspley Nottingham

My first job on this cold & wet morning was to change a euro cylinder to a thumb turn on a property in Aspley, simple quick job or so I thought.

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I arrived and quickly set about removing the old cylinder, inserted the key and loosened of the handles a touch had the door ajar and went to remove the cylinder screw from the multipoint…. but there was no screw head.

Maybe it had n very been there I thought and tested that the cylinder could be removed but it was fixed solid so I stooped down to look where the screw should have been, now I have had a couple of jobs where screw heads has been over tightened and lost it’s head also had have the pleasure of the odd one where the head had been drilled off but no signs of either…

I lifted the handle to activate the multi points and saw the stripe move over the hole where the screw should have been and the memory flooded back.

This Yale multipoint used a long grub screw tightened into place with a Allen key!

Having not seen this type for many years it’s understandable why I’d forgot of this type but it must be a real pain for the average diy’er or a contractor who may well have changed a few locks in the past with the common screw.

Hopefully if your seeing this post after asking – how do I change the lock when there is no cylinder screw – because if you were to maybe snap the lock out the long Allen grub screw would still be in place and you will damage it to remove and without one you won’t be able to secure the new cylinder without one – well I say that but if you did use a normal screw if you drilled its head off and also enough of the bolt the multipoint would still be able to slide over and all’s good… until you need to change the lock again…

NG Locksmiths has been providing locksmith services in Nottingham and across Nottinghamshire for over 60yrs all of our locksmiths are fully trained in all aspects of the locksmith and security industry. Over the years we have run into every fault or problem that can arise with a lock and/or it’s locking mechanism and have the knowledge and skills to overcome the problem or fault.

In the event of a lock out our locksmiths will only us non destructive methods to gain entry this means you will only have to pay for the cost to gain entry into your property or room and will not be hit with the bill to replace locks.

NG Locksmiths offer a fully mobile service that brings the locksmith shop direct to your door we carry a huge amount of spare parts and locks so we can complete all jobs in just one visit – this fast effective service means very little disturbance or inconvenience to yourself and lower labour charges as you will not have to be charged for return visits.

NG Locksmiths only supply and fit quality branded parts and locks and all work carried out comes with a full parts and labour warranty this means for you the customer has full piece of mind when choosing ourselves to get the job done.

NG Locksmith prices are the most competitive in Nottingham and across Nottinghamshire so do not get a job done until you have had a quote from us!

We also offer discounts on parts and labour for NUS,OAP and NHS.

All of the NG Locksmiths team have had a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and are covered by public liability insurance cover of £5,000,000 – all locksmiths are fully trained and have been vetted and approved by the National Guild of Locksmiths one of the most respected locksmith training and assessment organisations.