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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
    169 Topics
    1294 Posts
    Last post by Pintickler View the latest post
    Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:53 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
    113 Topics
    1112 Posts
    Last post by williamjcoates View the latest post
    Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:53 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
    69 Topics
    984 Posts
    Last post by nickmannnxx View the latest post
    Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:37 am
  • Locks
    Information about locks themselves. Questions, tips and lock diagram information should be posted here.
    Moderator: GWiens2001
    4437 Topics
    45553 Posts
    Last post by Syl View the latest post
    Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:15 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.
    Moderator: mh
    2640 Topics
    35181 Posts
    Last post by KPick View the latest post
    Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:37 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
    49 Topics
    466 Posts
    Last post by cgsjames View the latest post
    Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:20 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
    6748 Posts
    Last post by nick08037 View the latest post
    Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:01 am
  • European Locks, Picks and Hardware
    European hardware -lever locks, profile cylinders specific for European locks. European lock picks and European locks.
    Moderator: femurat
    1381 Topics
    15095 Posts
    Last post by Sheleftherkeyin View the latest post
    Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:53 am
  • The Open Source Lock
    TOSL Project. A community project to "build a better mousetrap".
    Moderator: mh
    102 Topics
    1390 Posts
    Last post by l0ckcr4ck3r View the latest post
    Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:14 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
    142 Topics
    1839 Posts
    Last post by Pintickler View the latest post
    Sat Mar 28, 2015 3:00 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
    87 Topics
    1626 Posts
    Last post by nick08037 View the latest post
    Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:39 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
    80 Topics
    816 Posts
    Last post by billdeserthills View the latest post
    Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:57 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
    28 Posts
    Last post by dll932 View the latest post
    Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:09 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
    41 Posts
    Last post by Confederate View the latest post
    Thu Mar 12, 2015 5:06 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.
    Moderator: MBI
    3 Topics
    22 Posts
    Last post by Squelchtone View the latest post
    Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:07 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
    39 Topics
    487 Posts
    Last post by Yorkie View the latest post
    Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:32 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
    97 Topics
    1206 Posts
    Last post by Comrade627 View the latest post
    Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:39 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
    34 Topics
    166 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:26 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
    51 Topics
    268 Posts
    Last post by Jburgett2nd View the latest post
    Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:12 pm
  • 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 area is for higher level information that goes beyond basic hobby lockpicking and is invite only to trusted members. No public access, new members don't bother asking, doesn't matter if you're a locksmith, the CIA, or God.
    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
    510 Topics
    5550 Posts
    Last post by kerti View the latest post
    Wed Apr 01, 2015 6:00 pm
  • Automotive Entry and Tools
    Discussion forum on automotive locks, techniques and lock picking tools, auto opening, tips and tactics. Members Only.
    Moderator: MBI
    420 Topics
    4660 Posts
    Last post by FarmerFreak View the latest post
    Wed Mar 25, 2015 8:42 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
    482 Topics
    6038 Posts
    Last post by GWiens2001 View the latest post
    Fri Mar 20, 2015 8:44 pm
  • Advanced Lock Pick Tools
    Forum for lock picking utility and tools for advanced locks.
    Moderator: mh
    340 Topics
    4577 Posts
    Last post by Divinorum View the latest post
    Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:35 am

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