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I would like to install a used mortise lock in an old door which has the cut out for a smaller mortise lock. I am hoping to use a power tool and not a chizel because the door is a 100 year old hard wood species and am affraid it might crack. Is there a drill bit which can act as a router bit for a mortise lock cut out? Thank you!

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Can't think of a bit which will do what you want but you could stitch drill it to the desired size then chisel the holes square this should reduce any chance of cracking

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Easy fix. Your upper locking bar has slipped. While someone is holding the door handle in the open position, you'll need to push the upper lock bolt back far enough to get the door open. You can slide it back carefully with a screwdriver or knife, a little at a time, while holding slight tension on the door with the handle. OK, door's open. Remove the inner door lock cover plate. The lever and locking knob will come off with it. Remove the mortise cover plate, on the edge of the door. Insert a small, thin bladed into the upper alignment slot in the lock behind the mortise cover plate, and loosen the upper allen screw behind the inside lock cover plate. Use the screwdriver to engage a slot in the locking bar, and raise or lower the bar until you have it level with the alignment slot. Tighten the allen screw.
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