mortise cylinder

How to Tell the Difference Between a Mortise Cylinder and a Rim Cylinder

On first glance, a rim cylinder may appear no different from a mortise cylinder. It can take some inspection in order to figure out just what type of lock you are working with. While installed, these cylinders look very similar. They come in similar sizes and often have a trim piece that keeps them secure […]

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Types of Cylinders – What’s The Difference?

When ordering locks, you will most likely need to specify the type of cylinder you need.  The list of options is a long one: mortise, rim, key in knob, key in lever, deadbolt, and profile.  But don’t let this throw you – it’s pretty easy to distinguish each of the types of cylinders. Before we […]

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