Kwikset Titan

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Kwikset Titan

Kwikset Titan
Kwikset Titan cylinder.jpg
Name Kwikset Titan
Manufacturer Kwikset
Lock Type Cylinder
Lock Design Pin-tumbler
Year(s) Produced ???? - Present
Related Locks
Kwikset SmartKey Kwikset Classic

The Titan is a pin-tumbler lock made by Kwikset. It is a modified version of the Kwikset Classic that uses six pins instead of five, and has a slightly different key to accommodate this. The KW10 keyway used by the Titan is nearly identical to the KW1 keyway; but it has an additional slot at the top, allowing for the insertion of the longer KW10 key.

The Titan is slowly being phased out(?) by the Kwikset SmartKey due to concerns over key bumping.

Principles of operation

See also: Pin-Tumbler (Principles of Operation)

The Titan is a traditional pin-tumbler that uses six pin stacks. To open the lock, all pin stacks must be aligned at the shear line to allow the plug to rotate. There are six key pin heights and seven key cut depths with the use of master pins. The Titan has a MACS of 4. Many Classic cylinders come with construction keying dimples on the plug.

The Titan uses the same Classic key pins that are slightly tapered on both ends. Neither Classic nor Titan cylinders require the use of security pins but often contain a couple of spool drivers.

Keying Specifications

Cut Spacing Depth Key Pin Master Driver
1 .247" .329" .172" .023" .180"
2 .397" .306" .195" .046" .180"
3 .547" .283" .218" .069" .180"
4 .697" .260" .241" .092" .180"
5 .847" .237" .264" .115" .180"
6 .997" .214" .287" .138" .180"
7 .191" n/a n/a n/a n/a

Key Blank Plug Diameter Shoulder to First Cut Root to Root Depth Increment Cut Width MACS
1176, KW10 ~.498" ~.090" .150" .023" .080" 4

Disassembly instructions

The Titan can be disassembled with standard pin-tumbler disassembly. The design of the pin-chamber casing facilitates quick disassembly and full rekeying.

  1. Remove the cam or C-clip.
  2. Insert the key and turn the plug 45-90 degrees.
  3. Withdraw the plug from the cylinder. (A plug follower is recommended)


  1. Remove the chamber casings and take out each pin-stack individually
  2. Remove the cam or C-clip.
  3. Withdraw the plug from the cylinder.

Removing cylinders from Kwikset knobs

  1. Using the Cylinder Removing Tool, rotate the round spindle until the tab lines up with the bolt stems.[1]
  2. Slide the tool under the spring housing behind the spindle and push to release the retainer. Pull out the spindle without rotating it.
  3. Slide the tool into the empty spindle chamber, angling it to bypass the cover at the top of the hole. Push the tool all the way in and apply pressure until the cylinder is forced out of the front of the knob.


The Titan may be vulnerable to one or more of the following:


  • Though far less than on the classic, poor tolerances with the Titan allow tryout keys to work.



See also