What Does Split Spindle mean?
The split spindle is an additional security measure that can be added to existing front door lock mechanisms (the FHUR 859 series) to automatically latch the door on closure requiring a key to open it again. It is most commonly used where the householder has a Lever on the inside of the door and a Pad on the outside and is therefore also known as an 'inline lever/pad operation'. Once installed the lock operates as normal whereby you push the handle up to engage the locking points and turn the key to secure them, on opening, the inside handle retracts all locking points including the latch where as the external handle retracts all locking points minus the latch which requires a key to disengage.
These two-part split spindles are used with the Fhur 859 series door locks which incorporate FUHR’s unique “split spindle” mechanism, enabling both lever/lever and lever/pad operation. By using a split sindle set in combination with the Fhur 859 series door lock there is the option to use a lever/lever or lever/pad door handle, the door will then require a key to open from the outside for increased security.
- Spindle size: 8mm
- Spindle Length A: 63mm
- Spindle Length B: 59mm