If you have a split spindle gearbox that allows for different functionality on the operation of each handle (ie, outside can lift the handle to lock, but cannot operate the latch for free entry etc), then these are the type of spindles your lock will most likely need in order to operate. These 8mm split spindles come as a pair - both with springs - where one is shorter than the other (60mm and 63mm). Most typically the shorter one would be for the external handle but this can be different depending on your door setup.
The idea of a sprung half spindle, is to ensure that the spindle cannot loosen out of the lock case, and therefore void any operation it is intended to perform. The spring will cause the spindle to be under permanent tension, and therefore keep it pushed into the lock case permanently, making sure loss of operation is never going to be an issue.
These come as a pair - one is 63mm long and the other is 60mm long, very typical of a split spindle setup.
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Hi, guys, my name is Darrel, and I'm head of the Tech Team here at LocksOnline. Thanks for taking some time to tune in and have a quick look at one of our product review videos. Now, we're putting these short little videos together to be able to give you, our customers, the opportunity to see the products that we have to offer in, hopefully, a little bit more detail than from what you may get from just a picture and a bit of descriptive text.
Today, I want to show you a range of split spindles that we have on our website, more commonly used these days on multi-point doors, on UPVC plastic doors, where you have different functionalities between the outside handle and that of the inside handle. There are a range of different types of multi-point locks, where perhaps on the outside you can lift the handle up to deadlock the door, but you may not be able to operate the latch, in which case, then, you may need a different spindle position than what you may have on the inside. Or, similarly, you may have a split spindle where the spindle is exactly the same, maybe different positions, but they could actually be in the same position, but the outside operation does something completely different to the inside. So, that's the basic norm as to why you may need a split spindle.
This is a particular range that's quite popular on our website. As you can see here, they are in two different lengths, so depending on your hand and door, and if your door opens inwards or outwards, you would then utilize one length for the inside and one length for the outside. Now, you see that they've got some springs on here, and the idea is that what you don't want to do with these particular type of spindles, is for them to bounce out of the lock and therefore, then, lose the functionality of the locking solution. So having these springs on these, make sure that the actual, this part of the spindle here which sits into the follower, stays into position.
So, I've got myself a handle here just to give you some sort of idea. So, it would effectively be put into the handle there like that and, of course then, this is constantly there at a pressure, at a tension, to want to continually always push against the actual lock itself. And similar, then, this would actually be on the inside or the outside and therefore, then, pushing on either side. When you've got a split spindle solution like this, sometimes what you'll find is that there is a little plate on the inside so one won't go over the other, and vice versa. Others, they rely on these little stimps here. Or, it could be, that you may have one at the top and one at the bottom sort of solution there. Like on some locks, you may have 92 mm centres and 68 mm centres, or 62 mm centres.
They do have a multitude of different uses, but it's just well worth showing you the actual spindle in the flesh so therefore, then, it'll help you then make a bit better of an informed decision as to whether or not these are what you're looking for. Now, the diameter of these particular spindles there is the standard...well, they're 8 mm spindles, they are, which are kind of quite universal these days in regards to locking solutions, and so forth. On UPVC and traditional door sets, followers, and so forth, is round about the 8 mm.
But listen, if you need a bit more information on these or any of the products that we have, pop us over an e-mail, use the live chat that we have, or by all means pick up the phone and give us a call. Either way, we'd love to hear from you, and more importantly, we'd love to see you as one of our customers.
So, from me, Darrel, and all of us at the team, thanks for taking the time to tune in. Hope to catch you again real soon. Take care. Bye-bye now.