I bought some new locks to match the new door handles we put in a few weeks ago (all antique brass looks much better than an antique brass handle and a scratched-up old brass lock). I want all the locks to be keyed alike (as they are now), and I thought the easiest thing would be to rekey the new locks to match the ones we already have.
So I bought a rekeying kit at Home Depot, on the assurance of the salesguy that I’d be able to use it to match my old locks. I should have known better.
The kit is easy to use, even for a mechanically-challenged individual, but they only supply pins of the lengths necessary to match the key in the kit — and our existing lock happened to have some pins which didn’t appear in the kit. So I couldn’t do what I wanted, and the kit goes back to Home Depot on my next trip. No wonder their earnings disappointed Wall Street!