Changing office cabinet push lock for a customer. The key had broken inside the push lock, but unfortunately our customer did not have a spare key. So he opted to replace the lock instead. After he showed us the other half, we realized that this was a duplicate key, and not the original. He later revealed that it had already been bent prior to using it. Having encountered similar predicaments from our other customers, we explained to him that the key should not be used anymore in this case, as it would increase the chances of breakage inside the lock.
The first panel shows the original lock before replacement. The second panel shows how part of the broken key has lodged inside the lock, and the last panel the newly changed office cabinet push lock.
As seen in this case, you don’t have to change the lock, if you still have a spare key. We can also remove the broken piece for you, as described in this article. Additionally, we can also replace other types of locks, such as doorknobs, glass door locks for commercial spaces and rekeying roller shutter locks.