I looked up the tool reference you provided.
Yep, that'l work.
There is a better tool but it is more costly and probably not available at
Make sure you pad the palm of your hand before trying to punch out the
Not having done it, that was the hard part about the job that I failed at
I removed the stud easily by pressing on the "hidden" tab but when I
pressed on that hidden tab to push out the lock cylinder, nothing budged.
Of course, my one hand was pressing on the tab with the screwdriver, my
other hand was pushing with a pen stuck down the center hole, and my third
and fourth hands were trying to keep the whole thing from falling to the
floor for yet another umpteenth time. :)
I think the inexpensive tool is worth it. I just hope Sears has it or Home
Deport or Orchard Supply ...
However, if you really want to remove a Kwikky knob lock cylinder
without damaging the clips, you need two screw drivers. Thin
ones, like jewlers' screw drivers.
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
You nitwitt you just said:
"You can't pop the cylinder out with a screw driver. Takes a
Now after somebody who actually knows what he's talking about tells you it
can be you start going on about popping it with screwdrivers afterall. Go
get a job flipping burgers and quit butchering things as a 'locksmith' and
Forget it. He doesn't know. First he said couldn't be done with screwdriver
had to have a special tool. Then he said OK jewelers screwdrivers as long as
you have two and they are precisley engineered for the purpose bla bla bla.
Now he'll say one is Ok as long as it's a screwdriver made especially for
working on those super high tech kwikset locksets that require all those
special tools. You'd think it was the guidance system on the damn space
shuttle he was talking about. Anyway, he doesn't care about damaged clips
any more than he cared about ghost keys in that masterkey system he posted
about or somebody getting electrocuted when they touch their AC unit or
somebody's house blowing up from the gas leak he created when he 'fixed'
their furnace. As long as nobody figures out he screwed it up, or at least
as long as they can't prove it in court he's happy.
Speaking of the space shuttle: Chris did you by chance moonlight putting
insulating foam on the booster tanks used on that thing a couple years ago?
This is total BS again showing how little you know about the trades you hack
at. It can be popped with a screwdriver (or two) of the right dimensions or
a sharp pick or anything that will physically fit for that matter.
I've found when you knock it out it's the same as pulling it from the front.
Usually distorts the clips a little which granted is a small thing and
easily fixed, but it bugs me to even slightly damage something I'm being
paid to work on, if I don't absolutely have to. Then again some people
complain I'm a damn perfectionist and it drives them nuts....
That's all true but the fact is since they sell their product, probably most
of it, at retail straight to consumers, who for the most part won't know how
to remove the cylinder, they should IMHO include good directions and the
tool and just add a couple bucks to the cost of the lockset. They could also
sell it with loose cylinders to be popped in at install once the handing was
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