We've had padlocks on our grates that match the door locks, and I want to update these because I updated the front door lock (after something like 20 years!).

What I got for the front door is a Segal.

I was able to rekey one of the padlocks to match it, using a file to change the lengths of some of the pins. But I ordered a 2nd padlock (made by ABUS) for the back door and got a bit stuck matching the "keyway" (the shape of the slot where the key goes into the lock) because the Segal keyway doesn't show up as often as, for example, Kwikset and Schlage. I wondered how it was the the old ABUS padlock could handle the new Segal keyway, and the guy at West Philly Locksmith told me that the ABUS has a "composite" keyway that will handle a few different ones.

After some digging and help from the ABUS support by phone, I see that the old ABUS padlock uses a "900" cylinder, which is intended for an Arrow key. It's the same shape as a kwikset (which is what I guessed was the right cylinder, but which the segal key won't go into) but the dimensions of the features are different.

-- BenDugan - 29 Jun 2019
Topic revision: r1 - 29 Jun 2019, BenDugan
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