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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
    150 Topics
    1116 Posts
    Last post by NPLandKey View the latest post
    Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:09 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!
    Moderator: femurat
    100 Topics
    988 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:01 am
  • 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
    67 Topics
    969 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:03 pm
  • Locks
    Information about locks themselves. Questions, tips and lock diagram information should be posted here.
    Moderator: GWiens2001
    4374 Topics
    44874 Posts
    Last post by Snakedoc View the latest post
    Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:17 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
    2621 Topics
    34983 Posts
    Last post by Snakedoc View the latest post
    Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:35 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
    44 Topics
    399 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Wed Jan 21, 2015 2:38 pm
  • 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
    6709 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:39 pm
  • European Locks, Picks and Hardware
    European hardware -lever locks, profile cylinders specific for European locks. European lock picks and European locks.
    Moderator: femurat
    1372 Topics
    15023 Posts
    Last post by Wizer View the latest post
    Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:28 pm
  • The Open Source Lock
    TOSL Project. A community project to "build a better mousetrap".
    Moderator: mh
    101 Topics
    1377 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:03 am
  • Handcuffs
    Once an April Fools joke, now a popular addition to the forum, post your handcuff related threads here.
    Moderator: GWiens2001
    7 Topics
    111 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:41 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
    897 Topics
    9939 Posts
    Last post by Tighran View the latest post
    Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:53 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
    44 Topics
    478 Posts
    Last post by 2octops View the latest post
    Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:46 pm
  • 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
    71 Topics
    1432 Posts
    Last post by cj101 View the latest post
    Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:34 pm
  • 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
    37 Topics
    448 Posts
    Last post by hag3l3 View the latest post
    Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:16 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
    2 Topics
    17 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Thu Oct 09, 2014 8:31 pm
  • 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
    24 Topics
    324 Posts
    Last post by paganpicker View the latest post
    Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:17 pm
  • 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
    54 Topics
    645 Posts
    Last post by billdeserthills View the latest post
    Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:11 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
    19 Topics
    69 Posts
    Last post by hag3l3 View the latest post
    Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:02 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 links here.
    Moderator: Squelchtone
    38 Topics
    180 Posts
    Last post by VancouverSpecial71 View the latest post
    Mon Jan 26, 2015 5:16 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.
    4 Topics
    24 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:39 am
  • Safes and Safe Locks
    Forum for discussion of Safes and opening techniques of mechanical or electronic combination locks. Members Only.
    Moderator: Squelchtone
    498 Topics
    5437 Posts
    Last post by Divinorum View the latest post
    Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:32 am
  • Automotive Entry and Tools
    Discussion forum on automotive locks, techniques and lock picking tools, auto opening, tips and tactics. Members Only.
    Moderator: MBI
    413 Topics
    4627 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:29 pm
  • 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
    479 Topics
    5994 Posts
    Last post by datagram View the latest post
    Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:11 am
  • Advanced Lock Pick Tools
    Forum for lock picking utility and tools for advanced locks.
    Moderator: mh
    338 Topics
    4563 Posts
    Last post by billdeserthills View the latest post
    Wed Jan 07, 2015 12:52 am
  • Locksport Local
    Looking to join a locksport group in your local area or start one?
    Moderator: Squelchtone
    428 Topics
    4618 Posts
    Last post by onionz View the latest post
    Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:02 am
  • Chapter President's Office
    A private place for President's to discuss particular issues and ideas with Board members.
    Moderator: Squelchtone
    28 Topics
    203 Posts
    Last post by vrocco View the latest post
    Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:59 am

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