After using keyed padlocks for so many years, most people have no chance of knowing how locks work. The mechanical control can be satisfied this time. Let's take a look at the main components of keyed padlocks, including the lock beam, the lock body, the lock tongue, and the lock cylinder. The lock tongue is a switch, and the lock cylinder is used to control the opening and closing of the lock. The lock cylinder is an important part of each keyed padlocks. The core part of the lock cylinder is called "shoji". Only when the serrations or grooves of the key are aligned with all the shoji, achieve the purpose of rotating the lock cylinder to unlock. According to the difference of shoji, keyed padlocks are mainly divided into two types: blade locks and marble locks. The barrier of the leaf lock is neatly arranged and the leaves are dense: rotating the lock cylinder can see the densely arranged precision casting leaves inside.
The steel ball replaces the spring and acts as the lock tongue to prolong the service life of the lock. The "shoji" in the marble lock are two rows of cylindrical parts.
We can also call it "balls". After inserting the key, the marble is pushed to the same height, and the lock cylinder is immediately rotated to unlock. The lock cylinder used in the transparent keyed padlocks is a marble lock. Through the lock body, we can see the neatly arranged springs and "pins".
When the lock cylinder is rotated to unlock, the mechanical movement of the spring and the "ball" is clear at a glance. There is also this marble lock DIY version, you can make keyed padlocks, various parts of various parts locks, and unlocking aids.
The steps are not difficult, be careful, first put the large spring into the stainless steel lock body, insert it into the lock beam, and fix it with a fixed yarn. Insert the key into the lock cylinder, fill the hole with a suitable length of marble, put it into the lock body, place other marbles and small springs from the side of the lock body, cover the side piece to seal the lock body, and the structure of the marble lock has been completed. After assembling, you can try to unlock the lock with auxiliary tools and experience the fun of locksmith and lock picking.