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  • This Old Lock
    Need help fixing or installing a lock? We welcome questions from the public here! Sorry, no automotive questions, please.
    Moderator: MacGyver101
    186 Topics
    1501 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Fri May 22, 2015 6:33 pm
  • This Old Safe
    Forgot how to dial the combination on that old safe? Think you got the right numbers but the handle is stuck? What safe should you buy? Ask your safe questions here!
    Moderator: femurat
    127 Topics
    1281 Posts
    Last post by kwoswalt99- View the latest post
    Fri May 22, 2015 11:41 pm
  • What Lock Should I Buy?
    Thinking of upgrading your door security? Getting a better deadbolt or padlock? Getting a new frame or better hinges? Not sure what brand or model to go with for your particular application? Need a recommendation? Feel free to ask for advice here!
    Moderator: mh
    72 Topics
    1023 Posts
    Last post by romit View the latest post
    Sat May 23, 2015 3:15 am
  • Locks
    Information about locks themselves. Questions, tips and lock diagram information should be posted here.
    Moderator: GWiens2001
    4464 Topics
    45980 Posts
    Last post by blue60 View the latest post
    Sat May 23, 2015 6:50 am
  • Lock Picks
    When it comes down to it there is nothing better than manual tools for your Lock pick Set, whether they be retail, homebrew, macgyver style. DIY'ers look here.
    Moderator: mh
    2655 Topics
    35305 Posts
    Last post by Bluenkight View the latest post
    Sat May 23, 2015 3:59 am
  • Lock Bumping
    Bump keys and lock bumping finally have their own area. Discuss making bump keys, proper bumping techniques, and countermeasures here.
    Moderators: MBI, Squelchtone
    52 Topics
    489 Posts
    Last post by victorylocksmith View the latest post
    Fri May 08, 2015 1:29 pm
  • Lock Impressioning
    NEW Forum! A skill known and practiced for years by seasoned locksmiths, impressioning a working key from a blank is a popular new addition in locksport circles everywhere. Get your blanks and Pippin files and get busy!
    Moderators: MBI, Squelchtone
    7 Topics
    242 Posts
    Last post by kwoswalt99- View the latest post
    Sat May 23, 2015 7:39 am
  • Lock Pick Guns, EPGs, Snappers
    Tool recommendations, information on your favorite automatic and/or mechanical lockpicking devices for those with less skills, or looking to make their own.
    Moderator: MBI
    606 Topics
    6755 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Mon May 18, 2015 12:39 am
  • European Locks, Picks and Hardware
    European hardware -lever locks, profile cylinders specific for European locks. European lock picks and European locks.
    Moderator: femurat
    1388 Topics
    15143 Posts
    Last post by mickysickz View the latest post
    Fri May 22, 2015 4:48 am
  • The Open Source Lock
    TOSL Project. A community project to "build a better mousetrap".
    Moderator: mh
    103 Topics
    1403 Posts
    Last post by kwoswalt99- View the latest post
    Tue May 19, 2015 8:38 am
  • Handcuffs
    Once an April Fools joke, now a popular addition to the forum, post your handcuff related threads here.
    Moderator: GWiens2001
    9 Topics
    117 Posts
    Last post by kmh6k View the latest post
    Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:38 pm
  • Locksmith Business Information Archive 2003-2014
    This is the old Locksmith business info area and will be broken down to fill in the new sections below.
    Moderator: MBI
    729 Topics
    7646 Posts
    Last post by alockguru View the latest post
    Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:52 am
  • Training & Licensing
    Wondering which locksmith course to take? Looking for locksmith license info for your locale? This is the forum for you.
    Moderator: MBI
    145 Topics
    1847 Posts
    Last post by Jburgett2nd View the latest post
    Sat May 23, 2015 4:46 am
  • Running a Business
    Already an established locksmith? Trying to get your new locksmith business off the ground? Need training or licensing? Have to get bonded and insured? Visit here to talk about running a locksmith business day to day, including buying a van, renting a store front, getting business cards and invoices made up, questions on taxes, pricing out jobs, what to spend on tools and what works and doesn't in advertizing.
    Moderator: MBI
    88 Topics
    1656 Posts
    Last post by globallockytoo View the latest post
    Fri May 22, 2015 6:36 am
  • Key Machines & Programmers
    Got a question about key machines? not sure what to buy? need a user manual? have some tips for keeping one running well or need help cutting or programming keys? Post here!
    Moderator: MBI
    85 Topics
    865 Posts
    Last post by victorylocksmith View the latest post
    Mon May 04, 2015 6:52 am
  • Close that door!
    A place for professionals to trade tips about installing and servicing door closers, hinges, panic bars, and exit devices.
    Moderator: MBI
    3 Topics
    43 Posts
    Last post by cledry View the latest post
    Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:12 pm
  • Life Safety Compliance
    A place to discuss locksmith work when it comes to Life Safety and ADA compliance, as well as Building Bodes and related matters.
    Moderator: MBI
    2 Topics
    75 Posts
    Last post by cledry View the latest post
    Mon Apr 20, 2015 7:08 pm
  • Electronic Locks and Access Control
    This area is for discussing the installation and troubleshooting of access control, prox reader, strikes, or electronic prox fob and keypad locks. No bypass or Advanced techniques please.
    Moderator: MBI
    5 Topics
    59 Posts
    Last post by tomasfuk View the latest post
    Wed May 20, 2015 1:36 am
  • Locksmith Supplies
    Got a mail order place that always has the exact locksmith parts and tools you need? Having a hard time finding a special part? Share your combined resources here and help fellow locksmiths with good deals on common locksmith supplies. No commercial advertisers here please, only locksmiths helping locksmiths.
    Moderator: MBI
    47 Topics
    558 Posts
    Last post by A9B4U View the latest post
    Sat May 23, 2015 4:11 am
  • Locksmith Lounge
    Pull up a chair, grab a cold one, and talk about life as a locksmith. Trade stories of good and bad customers, general work day frustrations, any fun projects you worked on recently, or anything else you want to chat about with fellow locksmiths.
    Moderator: MBI
    109 Topics
    1321 Posts
    Last post by jeffmoss26 View the latest post
    Sat May 23, 2015 2:36 am
  • Buy - Sell - Trade
    Non-commercial buy, sell and trade forum where Lock pickers can buy, sell and trade their equipment. This is not for power sellers or commercial sites.
    Moderator: Squelchtone
    47 Topics
    254 Posts
    Last post by Bluenkight View the latest post
    Sat May 23, 2015 6:28 am
  • It came from eBay!
    Did you find a cool lock, a bunch of locks, a safe, or locksport or locksmith supplies that you think other members could benefit from? Post those eBay and Craigslist links here.
    Moderator: Squelchtone
    83 Topics
    410 Posts
    Last post by tomasfuk View the latest post
    Fri May 22, 2015 7:51 pm
  • Advanced Topics - Membership Information
    Read here how to gain access to the Advanced Topics areas. This section is for higher level information that goes beyond basic hobby lockpicking and is not open to the public.
    5 Topics
    26 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:17 am
  • Safes and Safe Locks
    Forum for discussion of Safes and opening techniques of mechanical or electronic combination locks. Members Only.
    Moderator: Squelchtone
    517 Topics
    5621 Posts
    Last post by LockDocWa View the latest post
    Thu May 21, 2015 10:33 pm
  • Automotive Entry and Tools
    Discussion forum on automotive locks, techniques and lock picking tools, auto opening, tips and tactics. Members Only.
    Moderator: MBI
    422 Topics
    4724 Posts
    Last post by YouLuckyFox View the latest post
    Tue Apr 21, 2015 3:44 am
  • High Security Locks
    Discussion on lock picking and smithing for high security locks such as Abloy, Medeco, Primus, Miwa, Sargent, Dom, Mul-T-Lock to name a few.
    Moderator: MacGyver101
    484 Topics
    6072 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Thu May 14, 2015 12:36 pm
  • Advanced Lock Pick Tools
    Forum for lock picking utility and tools for advanced locks.
    Moderator: mh
    341 Topics
    4589 Posts
    Last post by Vetal View the latest post
    Mon May 18, 2015 2:50 pm

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