How to Rekey a Door Lock

Change your own locks by removing the lock cylinder and changing the pins.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Needle-nose pliers

Tweezers, special tools are included with the re-keying kit

Re-keying kit for your brand of lock