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You get a bunch of spare pins when you buy a lock rekeying kit at a hardware store. The kits are designed to rekey locks to match 1 key, for example so your front door, back door, and deadbolts would all use the same key. That's where I've seen the color coded pins shown in the photos, each color is a different length. - ksexton1
3 pins, mean that you can master key it. - kwhit190211
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Very nice! I only wish you had offered more guidance about when to use each type. Still, it is easy to follow and informative. Thanks! - goaskal
Use the original pins from the lock and reassemble maybe - as long as the height and order of the pins in the lock aren't changed you can use the same key.Nice tip using the drill as a lathe - worth the instruct-able just for that. - ambrose.clarke
Hehe. Nice to make a lock without telling how to make the according key. That's perfect security! - ThomasK19
You can use a lock that already has a key. the key pins are kept the same and the driver pins can be changed to any of the security pins. you don't need to re-key the lock.
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