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Vault combination lock parts

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:20 pm
by L4R3L2
Is there a source for parts for dial combination locks? I have this fun, little Yale OC5 (I think) that is missing a wheel isolation washer. It works if I dial the last number slowly and carefully, but it sure would be nice to bring this oldie back to proper working order. Thanks.

Re: Vault combination lock parts

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:22 pm
by Riyame
Your only chance is to find old parts from a collector or locksmith or to make one yourself.

Re: Vault combination lock parts

PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:18 pm
by Jaakko Fagerlund
Parts for locks sold still are easy to get from suppliers or directly from manufacturer, otherwise I suggest owning a lathe and a mill to make what you can't find. Sometimes it is faster than trying to locate original.

Re: Vault combination lock parts

PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:06 am
by L4R3L2
Thanks for the replies. Someday I'll find the correct washer, but for now I cut one out of plastic using the other as a pattern (glad to at least have one to use as a pattern). It works better, but not 100%. .015" brass sheet is what I need, but I wouldn't know how to cut it nicely.