The ‘Rod-Based Snapper’ for ‘Euro profile’ and ‘Oval profile’ cylinder locks,
from “Outside-In Lock Tools”, has the significant advantage of being able to
‘snap’ cylinders with no overhang from the door handles/door face, efficiently,
which no other ‘Snapper’ is capable of. It can make short work of cylinders
featuring ‘Sacrificial Break Points’. All this, without damaging or removing
There are situations, where conventional ‘Snapper Bars’ cannot be utilised,
either due to inadequate overhang of the cylinder, or those featuring a ‘Sacrificial
Break Point’. In situations such as these, the ‘Rod-Based Snapper’ may be used.
Made from high-strength chrome vanadium steel, this tool is even capable of
snapping cylinders actually fitted behind the handles. Whilst using it will
generally take slightly longer than using a conventional Snapper Bar, it is
another very handy addition to the Professional Locksmiths tool bag, offering
an alternative method of entry.
With just one hole drilled in the cylinder, using the drill bit supplied, snapping the
cylinder is straightforward, even when up against ‘flush-mounted’, or ‘Sacrificial Break
Point’ cylinders. Being considerably stronger than screwdrivers, this tool may even be
used as an aid to loosen/remove ‘Yale-type’ rim cylinders.
Coming boxed and with detailed instructions for use, this tool is a ‘must’ to help deal
with the latest generation of Cylinders, or those fitted with security handles which may
be too problematic to remove swiftly, or too expensive to remove destructively.
Always remember to use safety glasses when using this tool! There is always the
potential for danger when using any tools. We cannot be held liable for accidents,