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Post by petedln » Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:27 pm

Good day,

I was wondering if anyone knew then name for this type of tool/key? I have a gate at home with a removed lock handle and we turn the lock using the key pictured. However I would like to buy more, smaller ones that could fit on a key ring but I'm not sure what it is called to search for...

The end of the key is squared and tapered so I push it into the lock up till a point that it fits and then turn the lock.

I hope that description and the picture makes sense!

Thanks!
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Post by ayjay » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:18 pm

Tapered square key. Not sure if you'll find one of a normal key size to go on a key ring, they mostly are T shaped to provide some drive to the square.

The old upright Ford Pops had one for a boot key. I still have one of those and used to use it when the painters used to take all the door handles off.I never got stuck in a room then scrabbling for a few nails to stuff the spindle hole to open the door.
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Post by London mike 61 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:05 am

It looks to me like a euro lock cam turner

https://images.app.goo.gl/raKxV6ng54n1PF5a9

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Post by petedln » Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:44 am

Yeah that's it, thanks for that. Unfortunately not been able to find a smaller version I could put on my keys.

Those tapered squares keys would also do the job, but unfortunately likewise also a bit big for the pocket.

No doubt they are that size as you say to provide the torque for tougher locks. Mine is very easy to turn however!
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Post by London mike 61 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:55 am

It’s the sort of thing that goes in the toolbox rather than on a key ring unless you use it everyday.

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Post by petedln » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:40 pm

Yeah that's the problem, I need to get through the gate most days, it's not my property though and the owner doesn't want me to change anything so a small key would have been the easiest solution!
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Post by Bob225 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:55 pm

do you just want a square key for the handle ? it will be either 6 or 8mm spindle........................... Lock T Key

shortest one i can find is 83mm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/T-Key-Square ... 24a4f72789
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Post by Dave54 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:19 pm

Make one out of mild steel?
File / grind the square on the end of a bit of round bar, and weld a washer to the other end.
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Post by petedln » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:45 pm

I think even that might be a bit too long/broad to keep in my pocket with my normal keys unfortunately.

I was thinking making one could be the answer, could even cut one of the plastic cam turners then screw a small handle into the end of it.
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Post by Dave54 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:17 pm

If you can get a bit of square bar the right size, an old lock spindle might do it, then it should be easy enough to make something.
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Post by Bob225 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 pm

I can draw something up, if you can get it 3D printed in ABS or Nylon
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Post by petedln » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:51 am

Thanks, that's very generous of you to offer,unfortunately where I live in Germany is on full lock down at the moment so I wouldn't be able to get anything 3D printed (I've never had anything 3D printed actually...)

It's a very good idea though and it will be my plan B if my current plan of cutting down the end of a Euro key and attaching a thumb screw to it doesn't work!
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