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Locksmith Tip | Remove Stubborn Clips on the back of Lock Cylinders

Locksmith Tip | Remove Stubborn Clips on the back of Lock Cylinders

Have you ever found yourself on a job trying to rekey some cylinders, and you're having a hard time getting the C clip off the back with your standard clip removal tool? Let me show you a quick and easy way to get those stubborn C clips off.

All you need to do is rotate the clip on the back of the plug to where the open part of the C clip is facing up towards the bible by using a multi-pick tool or a small screwdriver.

 Removing clips from the back of lock cylinders

Next is to go to the backside of the keyway. On the bottom part where you can see it was milled, stick a screwdriver and gently pry it straight down.

 How to remove stubborn clips back of lock cylinders

That makes it quick and straightforward to remove the C clips. Thanks, and we'll see you next time.

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