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#1 Buzz Billsberry

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 10:28 AM

Any suggestions for gettin a broken key out of a ABUS Diskus 26/80

I've tried super gluing the key head back on to the shaft but its not playing. Fortunately the paddlock was resting on bench when I knocked it off :bangshead:  :bangshead:  :bangshead:  adb broke the key :blush:  :sheep:

Any help would be  great. its a £30 lock and I don't want to be throwing it away!

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:42 AM

Search on google for "Masterlock Shim" and use that idea to make a shim to pop the lock open. Won't get the key out but it'll open the padlock.

To get the key out,
Make a pair of odgers from a couple of paperclips?
Superglue the paperclip onto the end of the key?
Try the wife's eyebrow tweezers?

If you've got even the sligtest blob of superglue between the key and the lock it's in there for good and would cost more than a replacement lock to get a locksmith out.


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:47 AM

Plenty of WD40 around the keyhole, and then smack the bottom corner of the lock hard against the edge of a work surface, enough to either the dislodge the key from the lock or shift it sufficiently to get purchase on the key with some long nosed pliers.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 11:56 AM

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:25 PM

I find swearing profusely at it helps  :)

Sorry Buzz - some of the above replies sound fairly handy.  :t-up:


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

Make a pair of odgers from a couple of paperclips?

What's an 'odger'?

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:38 PM

Instead of superglue, you could always try a liquid steel glue ..

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:57 PM

Make a pair of odgers from a couple of paperclips?


What's an 'odger'?

You know ...  an odger ... for oiking things out of tight spaces

Like that tool on a Swiss army knife for getting stone out of boy scouts' a**es.


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 03:43 PM

try a fine drill in yer dremmell , get a pilot hole in there then screw summat in t' thole what you can use fot pull it art with  :t-up:

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 05:18 PM

The way to do this, and I have done it several times is to put some superglue on a thin piece of shim steel and slide it down the side of the key on one of its flat parts to its sides. Wait for the glue to take and then just pull it out. The secret in this is that the glue gets alot larger surface area to cling to and is also in shear rather than tension.

Works for me!

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

Use a mig welder and touch the key with the wire then pull the key put.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 07:18 PM

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:53 PM

very strong magnet?

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:46 PM

Hey you could definitely go with a liquid steel glue. Another thing, if that does not work out for you,  go to the nearest locksmith and see what they have to say. 



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 01:42 PM

Anthony, I think after 21 months Buzz is probably sorted... ;)






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