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Sliding Patio Door Lock

A home owner from Carifornia says:
Have this device installed on patio slider door. I am considering to have a locksmith come out to service or repair this if it is still serviceable. Who made this, is replacement cylinder plug & keys obtainable, is the cylinder re-keyable? Thank you in advance, David L.
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Paul from SWISCO responded:
Thanks for posting, David. I'm not sure if we have this exact part, but could you use something like our 80-038?
A quick learner says:
I'll check the dimensions for fit. Two questions, (1) what material is the 'body', (2) what are my removal methods for dealing with those 'safety' screws holding this one on the end of the slider?
Thank you in advance,
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Dave from SWISCO responded:
Our 80-038 is made from die cast metal. As for replacing yours, you will have to drill new holes. You just have to make sure to be very careful. Removing the old one will be difficult. I recommend trying an "Isomax Get out" one way screw removal bit. If you take these pictures in to a local hardware store they should be able to help you out with that.
A professional from California says:
I don't think the Isomax tool will not fit in the hole to reach the screw.
The One Way Screw Remover by Jacknob (Amazon) has good reviews, but when I tried to use it on this exact type of lock, it only slipped over the hardened surface. Try it if you feel lucky.
I would get a nice new high quality drill bit and carefully drill the center of each head.
Or... I have just pried this type with a screwdriver until it rips the screws out of the aluminum. Not for the faint of heart. CHANCE OF BREAKING SOMETHING IS HIGH.
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