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Beware the B&Q 10mm difference! and £43 Vs £25.99

Beware the B&Q 10mm difference! and £43 Vs £25.99

by Mat Jenkins from Lockandkey, 17 December 2013

It seems B&Q don't know how to measure a modern euro cylinder and they are still using measurements that will just confuse the general public and result in oversized 'exposed' euro lock being re-fitted by the DIY consumer.

A very long time ago we used to measure euro cylinders either side of the 'cam' which gave 3 measurements IE 35/10/35 as we no longer use the cam as a measurement. We 'the lock industry, manufacturers, master locksmiths and everyone making or fitting euro locks in the world,,,now only measure to the centre of the fixing hole screw which gives 2 lengths.

Example is B&Q selling a thumb turn euro cylinder 35/10/35 (real world is 80mm 40/40)Yale 1 star anti snap Euro lock for £43.98 here >http://www.diy.com/nav/build/doors/door-security/euro_profile_cylinders/Yale-AntiSnap-Euroturn-Cylinder-BN-Finish-35-10-35-12448748

^^ You can even see the Yale product code is 4040TTBN meaning 40mm V 40mm of fixing hole.

And we are selling the latest range Yale \Superior T40/40 80mm thumb turns @ £25.99, and we can key them alike to other sizes and double euro versions of this range - and supply extra keys at the same time. http://www.lockandkey.co.uk/products/Yale-Superior-BS-TS007-Anti-Snap-Euro-Cylinder-%C2%A321.99-inc-VAT-30/30-Brass-29262.aspx

We must advise that the locks being sold in B&Q as 'MAXIMUM SECURITY' have lost their 'Sold Secure' rating and are only 1 star rated locks with no key security (easily compromised by using an easily available tool) The new Yale Superior range use a coded key system and can only be keyed alike by BSi approved Yale support centres and have much more resistance to attack - we can offer custom built TS007 anti snap euro locks for 30% less than the range sold in B&Q and we have all sizes in stock for next working day delivery.

B&Q offer a great service for 99% of DIY requirements - but we feel high security locks need genuine guidance and advice from master locksmiths and BSi registered companies. We don't sell boxes - we sell locks, and we can make them work any way you want!

Author: Mat Jenkins from Lockandkey

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