How to Drill Out A Lock
Ironically, in order to secure a house, many times you have to drill your way in.
Watch as Property Preservation expert Charles King gives tips on how to drill out a lock so he can get to work...
- Before you start drilling, check to see if there are any open windows that you can get in through first.
- Work with the entry lock (doorknob) first. The deadbolt may not even be engaged.
- Instead of just starting to drill the entry lock, use a pipe wrench to see if you can pull the handle off.
- Use pliers to turn the entry lock mehcanism to open. If the door opens you are done. If not, you will need to work on the deadbolt.
- Use a drill to make the keyhole larger in the deadbolt so that you can see the pins (teeth) in the lock. Start with a smaller bit size. Hit the deadbolt cover with a hammer to make the pins fall out. If they don't fall out, drill in with a bigger-sized bit.
- When the pins come out, there is a spring there that needs to be drilled.
- Place a scredriver in the deadbolt keyhole and turn while you use pliers to turn the handle mechanism.
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For other useful info, visit Charles King's Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCECX_Cp2cdQFse89ZjQhmeQ