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How to Install a Residential Mortise Lock and Lock Set

by Justin Himes on 02/25/17

We often get calls to install residential mortise lock sets.  This type of lock is the hardest to install for an home owner.  Most homeowners don't know how to get past the first and most important step, mortising out the door to accompidate the mortise lock cartridge. That is the tough part but once your past that it is as simple as using the template that comes with the new hardware for all the hole placements.  The locksmith secret is here! The tool we use is Pro-Lok's "mortise jig tool".  Any person can buy this on the web. If your hand anyone can mortise out the door with this tool.  Check out the picture below and if you have any questions call Countryside Lock and Key and we would be happy to help you.

 

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