Continuing in our series of servicing residential locksets, this month we will discuss the front removable lock cylinder Weiser Lock square spindle. These Weiser knobsets have been produced for many years. They can be identified by the opening between the lock cylinder face and the knob. The early...
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Center of cut to center of adjacent cut: .156"
Flat (width of cut): .080"
|1- .237”||2- .393”|
|3- .549”||4- .705”|
|5- .861”||6- 1.017”|
Drop (increment) .018"
|2- .279”||3- .261”|
|4- .243”||5- .225”|
|6- .207”||7- .189”|
|8- .171”||9- .153”|
The following key blank numbers are comparable to the original key blank manufactured for Weiser:
CODE CUTTING EQUIPMENT
To originate keys for the Weiser locks, use the following:
- HPC Code Machine C50
- Ilco Universal II 411
- ITL 167 Insert 2
The factory specifications for the flat-end pin tumblers used by Weiser locks area flat of .080" and the angle of cut is 90 degrees. To obtain operating dimensions, use the HPC cutter CW-1014, the Framon cutter FC9090, or the Ilco cutter 36MC.
If these cutters are not available and the cutter being used does not create at least .080" flat, then the keys may not have a wide enough flat to accommodate the flat bottom pins. If the proper cutter is not available, there are two options. Either widen the flat of each cut to .080" or use conical shaped pins to accommodate the narrow flat.
Once the plug has been combinated and installed into the housing, test the operation of the keys. Attach the Tru-Arc ring and make sure the lock cylinder operates properly before installing the lock into the door.
To re-assemble the lock:
Step 1. Hold the outside knob assembly in one hand and pull out on the square shaft.
Step 2. With the key inserted into the plug, slide the housing into the outside knob, making sure the cuts in the key align with the bible and the bible slides into the slot within the knob.
Step 3. Maintain pressure on the square shaft and rotate the plug counterclockwise approximately 30 degrees until the cylinder slides completely into the knob. Release the square shaft. The lock cylinder should remain within knob.
Note: Make sure the key can be removed from the lock cylinder before installing the lock into the door. The key can become trapped if the plug is rotated too far. If this occurs, pull out on the square shaft and rotate the plug approximately 180 degrees, being careful not to let the lock cylinder slide out of the knob. Release the square shaft and rotate the key until it slide out of the keyway.
Step 4. Install the lock into the door. Test the operation of the lock to make sure it operates properly.
Weiser knobsets are available in product lines including Professional Grade, Prestige Series, Welcome Home Series, Elements Series, and Basics. There are a number of knobset designs and, depending upon the product, up to nine finishes. Weiser knobsets are available as keyed, non-keyed, and dummy.
The front-removable lock cylinder Weiser Lock square spindle is available in several keyed functions. Weiser Lock's Lifetime Finish Warranty offers protection against corrosion, tarnishing or discoloring on all finishes in the Welcome Home Series of products sold after Dec. 1, 2001.
Depending upon the version, the following functions may be available:
500 Front/Back Lockset. Latch bolt is operated by knob from either side. Keyed knob outside with a push-and-turn locking knob or pushbutton on the inside. Inside knob always free. Turning inside knob unlocks both knobs. Deadlocking latch is standard.
510 Front/Back Lockset. Inside knob always free. Dual locking button operates as temporary or permanent. For temporary locking, push inside knob button. Turning key or knob inside releases push button. For permanent locking of outside knob, inside knob button is pushed in and turned to the right. Latch bolt retracted by key outside or knob inside. Locking button must be manually returned to unlocked position. Deadlocking latch is standard.