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What is the inside of a lock called?
Last Updated: 17th April, 2020
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Also know, what do you call the inside of a door lock?
The lock body, or lock cylinder, is the core of a door lock. The lock body turns to engage or disengage the lock's bolt or latch when the appropriate key is used.
Subsequently, question is, how does the inside of a lock work? Basic pin-and-tumbler locks have several spring-loaded pins inside a series of small cylinders. When the right key slides into a pin-and-tumbler lock, the pointed teeth and notches on the blade of the key allow the spring-loaded pins to move up and down until they line up with a track called the shear line.
Subsequently, one may also ask, what are the parts of a mortice lock called?
The two main parts of a mortise lock. Left: the lock body, installed in the thickness of a door. This one has two bolts: a sprung latch at the top, and a locking bolt at the bottom. Right: the box keep, installed in the doorjamb.
What are the different types of door locks?
There are plenty of other door locks and many fall within the five categories of knobs, deadbolts, cam locks, padlocks and mortise locks. For example, lever handle door locks are used for inner doors and work much like knob locks.