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3 Ways to Remove a Broken Key From the Lock

Breaking the key trying to open or close a door is a rather unpleasant experience; many people in such cases usually have the habit of looking for a locksmith. But not everyone knows that they can extract the broken key from the lock with their own hands.

5-Minute Crafts will show you how to do it.

1. Use a clip.

You will need:

  • 1 metallic clip

  • Pliers

  1. Disassemble the clip so that one end is straight and long enough.
  2. With the help of the pliers, bend the end of the paper clip into a hook.
  3. Push the end of the paperclip with the hook upside down toward the top.
  4. When you reach the bottom, hook the end of the key and carefully pull it out.

2. Use a hot glue stick.

You will need:

  • 1 hot glue stick

  • 1 lighter

  • Adhesive tape

  1. Cover the lock with the adhesive tape, leaving the groove area uncovered.

  2. Heat one end of the hot glue stick with the help of a lighter.

  3. Apply the hot glue to the lock by pressing the stick against the groove. Allow it to dry.

  4. Carefully pull the hot glue stick to remove the key.

3. Use a pen spring.

You will need:

  • 1 pen with a spring
  • Pliers

  1. Remove the spring from the pen.

  2. Narrow the spring with the help of a pair of pliers.

  3. With medium, abrupt movements, insert the spiral into the lock from the top.

  4. When the spring has reached the bottom, pull carefully to remove the key.
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