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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: keysman
    132 Topics
    966 Posts
    Last post by peterwn View the latest post
    Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:37 am
  • 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!
    Moderators: Squelchtone, keysman
    93 Topics
    900 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:37 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
    66 Topics
    927 Posts
    Last post by Forestfire1776 View the latest post
    Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:03 am
  • Locks
    Information about locks themselves. Questions, tips and lock diagram information should be posted here.
    Moderators: zeke79, keysman
    4340 Topics
    44451 Posts
    Last post by daniel22747 View the latest post
    Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:41 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
    2613 Topics
    34903 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Sun Dec 21, 2014 12:41 pm
  • 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
    44 Topics
    386 Posts
    Last post by bjornnrojb View the latest post
    Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:46 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
    603 Topics
    6693 Posts
    Last post by Vetal View the latest post
    Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:00 am
  • European Locks, Picks and Hardware
    European hardware -lever locks, profile cylinders specific for European locks. European lock picks and European locks.
    Moderators: zeke79, keysman
    1366 Topics
    14980 Posts
    Last post by femurat View the latest post
    Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:51 am
  • The Open Source Lock
    TOSL Project. A community project to "build a better mousetrap".
    Moderators: mh, keysman, Kaotik, unlisted, freakparade3
    100 Topics
    1368 Posts
    Last post by mh View the latest post
    Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:57 am
  • 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
    1073 Topics
    12147 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:48 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
    23 Topics
    855 Posts
    Last post by Harry Tuttle View the latest post
    Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:39 pm
  • Key Machines
    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 keys? Post here!
    Moderator: MBI
    11 Topics
    117 Posts
    Last post by 1mrchristopher View the latest post
    Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:22 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
    1 Topics
    16 Posts
    Last post by DOORDOCTOR View the latest post
    Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:25 am
  • 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
    33 Posts
    Last post by billdeserthills View the latest post
    Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:08 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
    1 Topics
    13 Posts
    Last post by HeadHunterCEO View the latest post
    Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:55 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
    1 Topics
    13 Posts
    Last post by cledry View the latest post
    Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:19 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
    8 Topics
    82 Posts
    Last post by 1mrchristopher View the latest post
    Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:44 pm
  • 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: zeke79
    25 Topics
    123 Posts
    Last post by averagejoe View the latest post
    Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:18 pm
  • 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 links here.
    Moderator: Squelchtone
    30 Topics
    163 Posts
    Last post by Raymond View the latest post
    Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:41 am
  • Advanced Topics - Membership Information
    Read how to gain access to the Advanced Topics forums, click on the link to apply after reading the qualifications. This is for the higher levels of locks and is invite only. No public access.
    3 Topics
    23 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:42 pm
  • Safes and Safe Locks
    Forum for discussion of Safes and opening techniques of mechanical or electronic combination locks. Members Only.
    Moderator: zeke79
    493 Topics
    5384 Posts
    Last post by cledry View the latest post
    Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:25 pm
  • Automotive Entry and Tools
    Discussion forum on automotive locks, techniques and lock picking tools, auto opening, tips and tactics. Members Only.
    Moderator: keysman
    412 Topics
    4620 Posts
    Last post by KPick View the latest post
    Mon Dec 01, 2014 5:01 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: zeke79
    478 Topics
    5966 Posts
    Last post by daniel22747 View the latest post
    Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:55 am
  • Advanced Lock Pick Tools
    Forum for lock picking utility and tools for advanced locks.
    Moderator: zeke79
    338 Topics
    4559 Posts
    Last post by Legion303 View the latest post
    Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:20 am


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