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Broken Key Removal- How to Extract a Broken Key with the HPC EZ-1 Saw Blade Key Extractor

Broken Key Removal- How to Extract a Broken Key with the HPC EZ-1 Saw Blade Key Extractor

Quick tips and tutorial on how to extract a key using the HPC Saw Tooth Key Extractor, part number EZ-1. The Saw Tooth Key Extractor looks similar to the Spiral Key Extractor, but they differ in extracting the key. It is because the Spiral Key Extractor tries to get into one of the key's grooves to get a good grip, then twist it out. In contrast, the Saw Tooth Key Extractor uses a different method.

 

On a T-handle with a broken key off, the best way to extract it is to put the saw tooth key extractors on the key's top or bottom shelf, depending on whether it's a single- or double-sided key. Look for the little "l" sticking out or what I like to refer to as a shelf table. If it's a double-sided key, there will be top and bottom shelves.

 

But if I were to put the extractor into one of the grooves, it isn't going to work. It's not going to get in there, and if we could get it in there, we're probably going to be pushing the key farther into the lock, causing more significant problems for ourselves.

HOW IT WORKS

To get started, insert the extractor on the shelf, "l", carefully by not forcing it in. Once it is in, rock it back and forth gently while pushing it because you don't want to make the key further in. When it is about half in a key way, push the extractor at an angle to have a good grip on the key.

 

Push down, then gently start pulling it out until the broken key is completely extracted.

 

That's how you extract the key using the HPC EZ-1 Saw Tooth Key Extractor. Thanks, and we'll see you next time.

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