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Euro Cylinder Repinning tool

Euro Repinning Tool

 

Euro Repinning toolThis is a post mainly for locksmiths.  Euro cylinders can be a pain when a top pin falls out.  Trying to get a pin or all the pins back into a Euro cylinder can be a challenge.  The pins have to be put back in from front to back and a regular follower will not work.  You have to repin the lock using a “wire” type follower.  It is just a lot of hassle.

3D Printed Euro Tool

This is a simple tool i use to repin euro cylinders.  It is 3D printed and the one shown here is made from PETG plastic.  It takes about 10 minutes to print and you can print more then one at a time.  I actually reccommend printing a few at a time just to give the plastic time to cool as it is printing.   You can also print it using a 3D printing service.   You can download the STL file here >– Euro Repinning Tool –>

Easy to make locksmith tool

It would also be easy to make this tool from an existing lock barrel.  You really need a lock barrel with a long back (or front) that will stick out of the cylinder a bit when the tool is inserted.   You would need to mill out the slot in the centre which might be difficult.   The printed tool is easier to make and easier to replace.

To use this tool

  • make sure the springs do not stick up too far above the shear line.  Springs sitting flat at the shear line are preferable.
  • Insert top pins into the pin chambers of the repinning tool
  • insert the tool into the lock and rotate so the pins and springs are aligned
  • line up the pins with the top pin chambers and push the pins down with a pick or piece of stiff wire.
  • rotate the repinning tool so the top pins line up with the slit in the tool
  • insert a euro follower into the slit in the tool as you would with a lock barrel
  • remove the tool.
  • Insert barrel with correct bottom pins

Euro Repinning tool and lock

Works on all lock spacing

The barrel i am using has no spacing markings.   For me it was not needed as it is just a simple matter to line up the pins.  If the lock you are repinning has different spacing to the tool, it is simple to pull the tool out slightly as you are pushing in the pins.  The euro repinning tool works on different spaced locks.

5 or 6 pin

You can use the tool on a 6 pin lock even though it is a 5 pin tool.   You load the first 5 pins.  Then you load the tool with the last pin only.  The tool will push down all the front pins as the last pin is loaded.

Hope this might help some locksmiths out there.   Have fun repinning these locks!