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I am not sure if people know of them, but here is a link. They have some great products, but who ever designed their site should be drug out into the street, and shot. Matt Blaze references their book the guide to manipulation in his paper on safecracking for the computer scientist
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, but who ever designed their site should be drug out into the street, and shot.
It wasn't the worst site I have ever seen, but I am skeptical about anyplace that does not list prices.
Student of Locksmithing and banjo player, so I am always pickin and grinin!
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The link to the price page is on the left near the bottom.
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I had a class with Sieveking a couple of years ago. Really awesome, knowledgeable guy - he's the sort of guy who you'd expect to see wearing a white t-shirt with a pack of lucky strikes rolled up in the sleeve. I think he still uses brill cream.
His products are good - if they are what you need. If you don't look at the product and say, "Hey, I've been looking all over for that!" - well, it'd be no suprise if you weren't particularly impressed by it. The products are well made but fairly specialized.
His reference books and instructions are well written and comprehensive. His guide to motorcycle keys is very good (that's the class I was in) - it was even easy to understand for someone who didn't know the first thing about wafer locks before walking into that class (me).
Can't say much about the website, but that's what I know of the product and the author.
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I have used the Fast Facts series of books and find them very useful. We don't go out to repair auto locks, only fix them in shop. Often someone will bring in a door lock and ask us to make a key hoping it will start the car as well. Often the door cylinder will not use the same positions of the key as the Ignition does, so I will first look this info up in the Fast Facts.
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i guess they are ok - check out this company: [xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]new york locksmiths[/url]
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Everything in that site is available from the FB catalog I think.
If a lock is a puzzle, then its key is the complete picture
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