Side pin

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[[File:Schlage_Everest_sidepin.jpg|thumb|right|text-top|200px|Side pin from the [[Schlage Everest]] lock.]]
 
[[File:Schlage_Everest_sidepin.jpg|thumb|right|text-top|200px|Side pin from the [[Schlage Everest]] lock.]]
  
A '''side pin''' (or '''finger pin''') is an active locking component used in many [[lock]]s. Side pins are widely used on high-security locks to provide a secondary locking mechanism, enhance key control, and increase the number of available [[differs]] for a keying system. Individual side pins are often used in [[cylinder]]-based locks to prevent rotation of the [[plug]] until the proper key is used. Side pins that are not spring biased are typically referred to as [[slider]]s.
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A '''side pin''' (or '''finger pin''') is an active locking component used in many [[lock]]s. Side pins are widely used on [[High_security_locks |high-security locks]] to provide a secondary locking mechanism, enhance key control, and increase the number of available [[differs]] for a keying system. Individual side pins are often used in [[cylinder]]-based locks to prevent rotation of the [[plug]] until the proper key is used. Side pins that are not spring biased are typically referred to as [[slider]]s.  Finger pins are side pins that must be lifted and rotated to the correct position before the [[sidebar]] can retract.
  
Almost all [[sidebar]] locks use side pins in some way. Keys for locks that use side pins or sidebars often have a secondary bitting surface to interact with side pins.
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Many [[sidebar]] locks use side pins in some way. Keys for locks that use side pins or sidebars often have a secondary bitting surface to interact with side pins.
  
 
The [[Schlage Everest]] is one of the most notable examples of a lock that uses a single side pin.
 
The [[Schlage Everest]] is one of the most notable examples of a lock that uses a single side pin.
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File:ASSA_Twin_Combi_sidebar_pins_detail.jpg|Side pin from the [[ASSA Twin Combi]].
 
File:ASSA_Twin_Combi_sidebar_pins_detail.jpg|Side pin from the [[ASSA Twin Combi]].
 
File:ASSA_Twin_V10_sidebar_pins.jpg|Side pin from the [[ASSA Twin V-10]].
 
File:ASSA_Twin_V10_sidebar_pins.jpg|Side pin from the [[ASSA Twin V-10]].
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File:Everest_29_SL_Primus_XP_fingerpin-Reinder.png |Finger pin from a [[Schlage_Primus |Schlage Everest Primus XP]].
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File:Everest_29_SL_Primus_XP_fingers-Reinder.png |Finger pins from a [[Schlage_Primus |Schlage Everest Primus XP]].
 
File:Scorpion_CX5_sliders.jpg|Side pins from the [[Scorpion CX-5]].
 
File:Scorpion_CX5_sliders.jpg|Side pins from the [[Scorpion CX-5]].
 
File:Ikon_WSW_finger_pin-Snow.jpg |Side pin from the Ikon WSW.
 
File:Ikon_WSW_finger_pin-Snow.jpg |Side pin from the Ikon WSW.

Latest revision as of 13:41, 30 August 2021

[edit] Side pin

Side pin from the Schlage Everest lock.

A side pin (or finger pin) is an active locking component used in many locks. Side pins are widely used on high-security locks to provide a secondary locking mechanism, enhance key control, and increase the number of available differs for a keying system. Individual side pins are often used in cylinder-based locks to prevent rotation of the plug until the proper key is used. Side pins that are not spring biased are typically referred to as sliders. Finger pins are side pins that must be lifted and rotated to the correct position before the sidebar can retract.

Many sidebar locks use side pins in some way. Keys for locks that use side pins or sidebars often have a secondary bitting surface to interact with side pins.

The Schlage Everest is one of the most notable examples of a lock that uses a single side pin.



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