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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.
    211 Topics
    1714 Posts
    Last post by Wizer View the latest post
    Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:20 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!
    147 Topics
    1493 Posts
    Last post by cledry View the latest post
    Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:13 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!
    78 Topics
    1098 Posts
    Last post by mcsteve View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:07 am
  • Locks
    Information about locks themselves. Questions, tips and lock diagram information should be posted here.
    4505 Topics
    46481 Posts
    Last post by Korver15 View the latest post
    Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:50 pm
  • 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.
    2674 Topics
    35524 Posts
    Last post by spuds View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:52 am
  • Lock Bumping
    Bump keys and lock bumping finally have their own area. Discuss making bump keys, proper bumping techniques, and countermeasures here.
    58 Topics
    541 Posts
    Last post by nite0wl View the latest post
    Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:43 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!
    14 Topics
    297 Posts
    Last post by MBI View the latest post
    Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:23 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.
    609 Topics
    6782 Posts
    Last post by me+lock12 View the latest post
    Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:48 am
  • European Locks, Picks and Hardware
    European hardware -lever locks, profile cylinders specific for European locks. European lock picks and European locks.
    1395 Topics
    15212 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:26 pm
  • The Open Source Lock
    TOSL Project. A community project to "build a better mousetrap".
    106 Topics
    1445 Posts
    Last post by Microwarrior View the latest post
    Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:30 am
  • Handcuffs
    Once an April Fools joke, now a popular addition to the forum, post your handcuff related threads here.
    9 Topics
    121 Posts
    Last post by teranaut View the latest post
    Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:11 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.
    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.
    155 Topics
    1947 Posts
    Last post by FuzzyChopz View the latest post
    Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:22 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.
    94 Topics
    1667 Posts
    Last post by dll932 View the latest post
    Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:03 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!
    106 Topics
    1142 Posts
    Last post by Sinifar View the latest post
    Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:34 pm
  • Close that door!
    A place for professionals to trade tips about installing and servicing door closers, hinges, panic bars, and exit devices.
    5 Topics
    56 Posts
    Last post by cledry View the latest post
    Thu Jul 16, 2015 6:00 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.
    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.
    9 Topics
    90 Posts
    Last post by cledry View the latest post
    Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:21 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.
    58 Topics
    652 Posts
    Last post by blue60 View the latest post
    Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:17 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.
    131 Topics
    1474 Posts
    Last post by thecrazylockkid View the latest post
    Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:19 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.
    32 Topics
    233 Posts
    Last post by MacGnG1 View the latest post
    Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:55 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.
    96 Topics
    465 Posts
    Last post by kwoswalt99- View the latest post
    Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:34 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.
    7 Topics
    28 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:51 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. Members Only.
    495 Topics
    6139 Posts
    Last post by ggpaintballer View the latest post
    Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:37 am
  • Advanced Lock Pick Tools
    Forum for lock picks and decoders used on high security locks. Store bought or home brewed. Members Only.
    341 Topics
    4546 Posts
    Last post by MacGnG1 View the latest post
    Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:40 am
  • Bypass Techniques
    NEW Forum! From the old credit card trick to the latest in bypass tools and methods of bypassing locks without picking. Members Only.
    10 Topics
    90 Posts
    Last post by femurat View the latest post
    Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:53 pm
  • Safes and Safe Locks
    Forum for discussion of Safes and opening techniques of mechanical or electronic combination locks. Members Only.
    527 Topics
    5688 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:17 am
  • Automotive Entry and Tools
    Discussion forum on automotive locks, techniques and lock picking tools, auto opening, tips and tactics. Members Only.
    425 Topics
    4741 Posts
    Last post by dll932 View the latest post
    Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:45 am
  • Locksport Local
    Looking to join a locksport group in your local area or start one?
    438 Topics
    4709 Posts
    Last post by Korver15 View the latest post
    Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:48 pm
  • Chapter President's Office
    A private place for President's to discuss particular issues and ideas with Board members.
    28 Topics
    203 Posts
    Last post by vrocco View the latest post
    Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:59 am

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