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Shim a Lock Using an Extra-Thin Lock Shim

Locksmith Training- How to Shim a Lock Using an Extra-Thin Lock Shim

Standard lock shims are great and work well, but there are situations where using a thinner shim is much easier than shimming certain locks. That is why we have shims that are 40% thinner than the standard shim on the market today.

Think of a situation where the lock has tight tolerances because it was machined well. Using a thinner shim is going to be easier to shim the lock. At the same time, if you're a person that's always struggled with shimming, using this thinner shim might help you tremendously. So you better get the Extra-Thin Lock Shims, a new product that we just got in stock. 

 Extra thin lock shims


Since the Extra-Thin Lock Shims are thinner, you can damage or crease them much more manageable. So, it would be best to make sure that when you're using these shims, give a little extra care for these to last a while.

Also, if you are not familiar with using a shim, I have a video on how to shim a lock.

 Lock shim - extra thin


Stick the shim on the back of the shear line and start shimming.

 shimming a lock

Keep shimming until it's the last pin.

 how to shim a lock

So, if you've had problems with shimming locks or you prefer a thinner shim, check our website for the part number is CLK-25S-THIN.


Thanks, and we'll see you next time!


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