Mortise Lock Library Update

2018-12-09T14:43:50+00:00 December 10th, 2018|All, Library Update, Mortise|

We have updated our Mortise Lock Library page to match our new Library format. List of Manufacturers We now have 44 manufacturers listed with a link for each that points to their respective mortise lock page, when available, under the "List of Manufacturers" tab. Resources Under the "Resources" tab we [...]

Introductory Locksmithing: Lock Functions

2018-10-14T10:18:32+00:00 September 6th, 2018|All, Cylindrical and Tubular, Introductory Locksmithing, Locks, Mortise|

Introduction Locks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, finishes, backsets, etc. These features were implemented to fill needs. Lock functions too were designed to fill needs. Situations exist where a door should always be locked, when it should never be locked, or when it should do X or Y. Locks with a variety of functions were and are therefore necessary to meet the needs of [...]

Library Update: ANSI/BHMA Lock Function Reference Chart

2018-10-14T10:05:46+00:00 February 26th, 2018|All, Cylindrical and Tubular, Deadbolt, Library Update, Locks, Mortise|

We've just added a reference chart (direct link here) to the Library which contains function numbers, common names, and descriptions of the most popular ANSI/BHMA mortise, bored (cylindrical), interconnected, deadbolt, deadlatch, and deadlock functions. It’s laid out in a way that we think is streamlined for locksmiths who may have not [...]