pin tumbler


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Noun1.pin tumbler - cylindrical tumblers consisting of two parts that are held in place by springs; when they are aligned with a key the bolt can be thrown
cylinder lock - a lock in which a cylinder rotates to move a bolt; tumblers are pins; inserting the key lifts and aligns the pins to free the cylinder to rotate
tumbler - a movable obstruction in a lock that must be adjusted to a given position (as by a key) before the bolt can be thrown
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Then off we go into the desert to shoot rifles and pistols, or to the dining room table to see how fast we can pop a pin tumbler lock open with a pick and a tension wrench.
Isleworth, United Kingdom, December 13, 2015 --(PR.com)-- The Giussani pop-out T handles from FDB Panel Fittings offer specialist panel builders the benefits of security with a traditional T style format now updated to meet modern security and safety concerns, also incorporating radial pin tumbler locks.
MD and HD series is stronger than typical pin tumbler keys to resist breakage and damage.
Shackles and lock bodies are forged from a proprietary ultra-hardened steel alloy for superior cut resistance and the M-Cylinder and 5 Pin tumbler systems with Bump Block technology foil bump keys and shrug off attempts at drilling, picking or pulling.
Pin tumbler locks have a series of pins of various heights that line up vertically against each other.
This old lock design evolved into the modern pin tumbler lock.
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The five mechanical types of key-operated locks are pin tumbler, lever tumbler, disc tumbler, warded and combination locks.