We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 5.0 with 41 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 296 unique models. As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further [...]
We have updated The Professional Locksmith Dictionary in the Tools section using the terms and definition approved via the last peer review. These include: blade height n. 1. in a cylinder key, the distance from the bottom of the blade to the top of the uncut surface, 2. in a [...]
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 [...]
We've added a decoding worksheet for A3 small format interchangeable cores (SFIC) to our Pinning and Decoding Worksheets page in the Tools section. You can use this worksheet when removing pins to decode an SFIC using an A3 system. The worksheet allows you to plot each pin position and has [...]
We've added 3 tubular key bitting specifications to our Key Bitting Specifications Tool. They are: Fort GEM Tubular Junkunc Brothers (Old American) Tubular Van Lock 7
We’ve added 24 new images to the Exploded Views page in the Tools section. These images encompass 40 unique models for the Corbin Russwin ML2000 series mortise lock. As was the case with the Sargent 8200 and Schlage L series exploded views, each exploded view contains the manufacturer’s part numbers.
We have launched the tubular lock section of the Key Bitting Specifications page with the following key bitting specifications: American Lock (Tubular) Chicago ACE/ACE II In the coming weeks and months, we will add more tubular key bitting specifications. These additions will include: Fort (Tubular) Junkunc Brothers (Old American) (Tubular) [...]
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, [...]
We've added a Falcon .025" key bitting specification to our Key Bitting Specifications Tool. It is available under the 'Pin Tumbler' tab. This is a relatively uncommon key bitting specification. It does not apply to the keyways that Falcon has listed in their keying system manuals: E, F, G, H, [...]
We've added a key bitting specification for Schlage's 29 SL platforms to our Key Bitting Specifications Tool under the “High Security” tab. This key bitting specification covers: Primus 29 SL Primus XP 29 SL Everest Primus 29 SL Everest Primus XP 29 SL Everest 29 SL Everest XP 29 SL.