Locksmithing/mortisse lockset


I can not remove the spindle from the door.  I got everything else off but not the spiondle.  The doorknob is off-unscrewed it from the spindle.  How the ........ do you get the spindle off?

It sounds like this is one that only has the knob on the inside, and a "pitcher" handle on the outside.

If this is the case, the inside spindle actually splits in two.

There is a flat part that slides in, and a hooked part that goes into the mortise lock hub and hooks behind the hub.

Use a small screwdriver to split them and pull on each one with pliers to see which ones comes out.



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Dan Terrigno


I can answer questions about commercial locks, card access systems, locksmithing except for cars, safes & safe opening, video surveillance and master key systems


35 years as a locksmith, security system designer and installer, trouble shooting and repair of all manner of security related equipment

Associated Locksmiths of America, Safe & Vault Technicians Association

Attended Miami University, Kent State University, continuing education through the Associated Locksmiths of American

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Certified Master Locksmith. Certified ALOA instructor.

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