Weslock Technical Information

Materials and Finishes

  • Specifications, weights, dimensions and descriptions are actual or careful estimates but are not guaranteed and are subject to variations or change without notice.
  • We reserve the right to furnish materially equivalent substitutes for material which cannot be obtained in sufficient quantities due to existing shortages or other factors outside the Company’s control.
  • Although we apply the finest protective coating available to the plated surface or our products (Brass, and other Antique Finishes), they have their limitations and in time the protective coating may deteriorate from exposure to weather, perspiration, frequency of use or other factors. Tarnishing or excessive wear of these finishes is therefore, not a defect, but a normal process which is unavoidable. Under these circumstances, finishes cannot be guaranteed and, therefore, products will not be repaired or replaced under our limited warranty for deterioration, tarnishing or wear of finishes.

Product Finish Care Instructions

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Standard Keying

  • All locksets, deadbolts, and entry handles come with 2 keys per lockset and will be keyed alike in any quantity. Specify KA2 (2 locks alike) – KA6 (6 keyed alike).
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Master Keying

  • Frequently it becomes necessary to provide a group of locks, each having a different and non-interchangeable key, but all having in common one masterkey capable of operating each of the locks in the group. This arrangement is most often used in rental units such as apartment or office buildings.
  • Often, single family housing tracts require groups of locks keyed alike, but having only one (such as the front door lock) master keyed.
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Grand Master Keying

  • On occasion, it becomes necessary to provide more than one group of locks each having a different and non-interchangeable key, each group having in common one master key capable of operating each of the locks in the group, plus a grand master key capable of operating every lock in each group
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Home-Guard® Keying

During Construction: The Builder key (and master, if any operates the cylinder and opens the lock) is cut so that a special ball (A) is kept in lower rear stack while the key turns the plug. weslock_split_supportdoor
Section views showing builder key inserted. homeguard3
After Construction: 1. The owner key is inserted in keyway. homeguard2
This key moves the ball (A) up in to the pin stack. Section views showing builder key inserted. 3. The tumbler combination has now been changed so the homeowner key is the only key that will properly align the pins and operate the lock. The builder key is permanently prevented from opening the lock. The master key, if any, will operate exactly as before the knock-out. homeguard4
Homeowner key inserted & pins properly align
Builder key prevented from opening lock.
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Owner-Guard® Keying

During Construction: The Builder key (and master, if any operates the cylinder and opens the lock) is cut so that a special ball (A) is kept in lower rear stack while the key turns the plug. weslock_split_supportdoor
Section views showing builder key inserted. 2. The knock-out key is rotated slowly, approximately 45 degrees to the right for all series locks. This positions the ball over a hole in the cylinder plug where the driver spring pushes the ball into the escape hole, removing it permanently. ogk3
Section views showing knock-out key rotated to position the escape hole with the ball.
After Construction: 1. The owner key is inserted in keyway. This key moves the ball (A) up in to the pin stack. ogk2
Section views showing builder key inserted. 3. The tumbler combination has now been changed so the homeowner key is the only key that will properly align the pins and operate the lock. The builder key is permanently prevented from opening the lock. The master key, if any, will operate exactly as before the knock-out. ogk4
Homeowner key inserted & pins properly align
Builder key prevented from opening lock.
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Keyed to Pass Keying

This type of keying is usually used in keylocks for doors which are common to a particular building or complex, i.e., utility rooms, recreation rooms, laundry rooms, swimming pool gates. In which all different and non-interchangeable tenant keys must operate the keyed to pass lock. back to top

Determine a Left Hand Door

  1. Stand outside room.
  2. Face Door.
  3. Hinges on left side.
lefthand
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Change the Hand of a Doorlock

1. hand1
To remove outside knob, remove spring clip with screwdriver
2. hand2
Turn knob to the extreme left and remove.
3. hand3
Insert and turn key 180 degrees, withdraw cylinder, turn key 180 degrees again, and withdraw key.
4. hand4
Remove screw and tailpiece.
5. hand5
Turn tailpiece 180 degrees and re-insert. Adjust screw tension to insure free rotation of plug.
6. hand6
Insert key, turn 180 degrees. Put cylinder in knob, tailpiece OPPOSITE the spindle. Turn key 180 degrees and withdraw.
7. hholder
Insert knob with cylinder into housing. Turn to the extreme left and PUSH until knob is seated and rotates in normal position. Push button, locking assembly.
8. hand8
Lock is now ready for installation.
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Keying Video

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