Cores and Cylinders Library Update

2019-08-05T12:45:21-04:00 August 2nd, 2019|All, Cores and Cylinders, Tools Update|

We have updated the Cores and Cylinders page in the Library using our new format.  We have new literature and manuals for the following manufacturers: Arrow Lock & Door Hardware ASSA High Security Locks BEST Access Systems Corbin Russwin DORMA Americas Falcon GMS Industries, Inc. Hager Companies Kaba Ilco Corporation Killeen Security [...]

Corbin Russwin Access 3 Pinning Worksheets Added to Tools

2019-05-13T08:59:42-04:00 May 13th, 2019|All, Cores and Cylinders, High Security, Tools Update|

We have added two new worksheets to our Pinning and Decoding Worksheets Tool. Both worksheets are for Corbin Russwin's Access 3 platform. The first worksheet is a pinning worksheet for Corbin Russwin Access 3 conventional cylinders. This worksheet contains a pinning chart and combinating rules for Access 3 KIK/KIL, mortise, [...]

Using TMK Registers

2018-12-04T12:40:43-04:00 December 4th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders, Master Keying|

Introduction TMK abb. top master key Top Master Key n. the highest level master key in a master key system In Fundamentals of Master Keying, Jerome Andrews brings up the following point: As you write a new TMK, how do you know that you haven't already used it for some [...]

Inside U-Change Cylinders

2018-11-18T09:58:11-04:00 November 19th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders|

The following article was written by Gordon, a locksport enthusiast from Arizona.  Note: I frequently come across people who still think this lock is the same internally as a Kwikset SmartKey.  Let me be clear on this from the start - internally, the U-Change is nothing at all like a SmartKey. Yes, the front of [...]

Tools Update: New Key Bitting Specifications and Pinning Worksheets

2018-10-14T10:21:49-04:00 September 10th, 2018|All, Cores and Cylinders, Key Bitting Specifications, Keys, Tools Update|

New Key Bitting Specifications There are 5 new key bitting specifications (KBS) available on the Key Bitting Specifications page in the Tools section: Chicago Disc Tumbler Corbin Russwin Access 3 (AP) Master Lock Pro Series National Disc Tumbler (Single Sided) Sargent Degree (DG1) The Chicago and National Disc Tumbler represent [...]