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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.
    254 Topics
    2020 Posts
    Last post by billdeserthills View the latest post
    Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:20 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!
    178 Topics
    1812 Posts
    Last post by djed View the latest post
    Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:56 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!
    96 Topics
    1403 Posts
    Last post by globallockytoo View the latest post
    Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:16 am
  • Locks
    Information about locks themselves. Questions, tips and lock diagram information should be posted here.
    4623 Topics
    47666 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:18 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.
    2350 Topics
    32313 Posts
    Last post by Jacob Morgan View the latest post
    Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:52 am
  • Lock Bumping
    Bump keys and lock bumping finally have their own area. Discuss making bump keys, proper bumping techniques, and countermeasures here.
    111 Topics
    1383 Posts
    Last post by RumballSolutions View the latest post
    Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:59 am
  • Lock Impressioning
    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!
    29 Topics
    456 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:10 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.
    615 Topics
    6845 Posts
    Last post by jimu57 View the latest post
    Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:35 pm
  • European Locks, Picks and Hardware
    European hardware -lever locks, profile cylinders specific for European locks. European lock picks and European locks.
    1438 Topics
    15553 Posts
    Last post by spuds View the latest post
    Sun Feb 07, 2016 12:05 pm
  • The Open Source Lock
    TOSL Project. A community project to "build a better mousetrap".
    108 Topics
    1512 Posts
    Last post by C locked View the latest post
    Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:48 pm
  • Handcuffs
    Once an April Fools joke, now a popular addition to the forum, post your handcuff related threads here.
    20 Topics
    223 Posts
    Last post by LocksportSouth View the latest post
    Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:14 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.
    729 Topics
    7647 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:08 am
  • Training & Licensing
    Wondering which locksmith course to take? Looking for locksmith license info for your locale? This is the forum for you.
    166 Topics
    2017 Posts
    Last post by Confederate View the latest post
    Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:53 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.
    104 Topics
    1792 Posts
    Last post by MBI View the latest post
    Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:06 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!
    118 Topics
    1239 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:05 pm
  • Close that door!
    A place for professionals to trade tips about installing and servicing door closers, hinges, panic bars, and exit devices.
    6 Topics
    63 Posts
    Last post by Confederate View the latest post
    Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:55 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.
    2 Topics
    79 Posts
    Last post by dll932 View the latest post
    Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:24 am
  • 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.
    11 Topics
    105 Posts
    Last post by shutterstuff View the latest post
    Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:55 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.
    66 Topics
    733 Posts
    Last post by cledry View the latest post
    Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:35 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.
    152 Topics
    1718 Posts
    Last post by shutterstuff View the latest post
    Sat Feb 13, 2016 5:05 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.
    23 Topics
    142 Posts
    Last post by Bob Jim Bob View the latest post
    Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:35 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.
    107 Topics
    542 Posts
    Last post by joshuachristy78 View the latest post
    Fri Feb 05, 2016 5:11 am
  • 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.
    510 Topics
    6288 Posts
    Last post by femurat View the latest post
    Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:47 pm
  • Advanced Lock Pick Tools
    Forum for lock picks and decoders used on high security locks. Store bought or home brewed. Members Only.
    360 Topics
    4731 Posts
    Last post by phoneman85 View the latest post
    Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:07 am
  • Bypass Techniques
    From the old credit card trick to the latest in bypass tools and methods of bypassing locks without picking. Members Only.
    45 Topics
    978 Posts
    Last post by billdeserthills View the latest post
    Sun Jan 31, 2016 2:13 am
  • Safes and Safe Locks
    Forum for discussion of Safes and opening techniques of mechanical or electronic combination locks. Members Only.
    546 Topics
    5812 Posts
    Last post by shutterstuff View the latest post
    Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:29 pm
  • Automotive Entry and Tools
    Discussion forum on automotive locks, techniques and lock picking tools, auto opening, tips and tactics. Members Only.
    435 Topics
    4844 Posts
    Last post by billdeserthills View the latest post
    Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:26 am
  • Locksport Local
    Looking to join a locksport group in your local area or start one?
    441 Topics
    4796 Posts
    Last post by Killaken123 View the latest post
    Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:47 am
  • 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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