What’s the Difference? Cylindrical Locks vs. Mortise Locks

In this week’s blog, we explore the differences and applications between two types of locks commonly used in commercial construction environments: cylindrical and mortise.

Special thanks to Mike Morse, a LaForce Building Products Consultant, and Bill Nusbaum, LaForce’s Architectural Services Manager.

Cylindrical Lock Example:







Mortise Lock Example: 









As you read through this chart, make sure you reference our handy Glossary for any unfamiliar terminology! Click the image for a full version. 




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