Safe Moving Equipment Added To The Library

2018-08-30T09:04:05+00:00 August 30th, 2018|All, Safe and Vault, Safe Moving Equipment|

The Safe Moving Equipment page is now live in the Safe and Vault section of the Library. This page covers safe moving equipment as well as safe moving procedures/techniques. Manufacturer's Literature and Manuals Product brochures, specifications, and manuals have been added to the "Manufacturer's Literature and Manual" tab for the following manufacturers: Advance Metalworking Co., Inc. [...]

September Manufacturer Price Updates

2018-08-30T09:47:31+00:00 August 28th, 2018|All, Locksmith News|

Update 8/30/2018: Add Hudson Lock LLC (Husdon, ESP, HPC) to this list. Their price increase goes into effect on September 1st as well. Two manufacturers will change their prices in September. On September 1st, Kaba Ilco Corp. will update their MSRP price list. To see the new prices, please click [...]

Making Keys for an Older Wilson Bohannan Padlock

2018-10-14T10:18:13+00:00 August 27th, 2018|All, Locks, Padlocks|

Editor's Note: This is a guest column by Gordon, a locksport enthusiast from Arizona.  Hobbyists and locksport enthusiasts like Gordon are keeping some of the “lost arts” of locksmithing alive.  His tutorial, which originally appeared on a popular locksport site, is reproduced here with his gracious permission. This might not [...]

Introductory Locksmithing: Decoding Keys

2018-08-21T15:24:04+00:00 August 20th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders, Introductory Locksmithing, Keys|

Introduction Examples abound of instances where you must decode a key in the field or in your shop. At its most basic level you may simply want the bitting from a key. You may need to decode a key to determine which key bitting specification it uses so that you know how to pin cylinders or cut additional keys to match the manufacturer’s requirements. Whatever the case [...]

Introductory Locksmithing: Shimming Cylinders

2018-10-14T10:17:46+00:00 August 14th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders, Locks|

Introduction Locksmiths are usually lucky enough to have the current, soon to be old, keys available when rekeying locks. That’s not always the case, however, and there are times when you are expected to rekey pin tumbler cylinders, known hereafter as cylinders, that don’t have keys. Keys or no keys,you must first remove the cylinder(s) [...]