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Title:
The complete book of locks and locksmithing
Author:
Phillips, Bill, 1960-
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Edition:
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xiii, 561 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780071374941
Format :
Book

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The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing has been the best-selling, standard reference in the field since 1976. It is accessible to students, apprentices and professionals alike. No other book has as much useful, practical and comprehensive information on locksmithing. Bill Phillips provides easy to understand information on all the basics of locksmithing and on the advanced techniques a locksmith needs to survive in a competitive market. It covers everything from master keying and lock picking, to auto locks, lockmaking, and servicing safes. Phillips also provides 3 sample tests to prepare for Registered Professional Locksmith certification exams.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xii
Chapter 1 A Short History of the Lockp. 1
Who Invented the Lock?p. 1
Egyptp. 1
Greecep. 2
Romep. 2
Europep. 5
Englandp. 6
Americap. 9
Early American Lock Companiesp. 12
A Brief History of Automobile Locks in the United Statesp. 13
Chapter 2 Tools of the Tradep. 15
Electric Drillsp. 15
Cordless Drillsp. 17
Key Cutting Machinesp. 18
Workbenchp. 18
Chapter 3 Types of Locks and Keysp. 37
What Is a Lockp. 37
Lock Namesp. 38
Lock Gradesp. 46
Key Typesp. 47
Key Blank Identificationp. 48
Key Blank Examplesp. 50
Look-Alike Keysp. 54
Neuter Bowsp. 57
Chapter 4 Warded Locksp. 59
Typesp. 59
Constructionp. 60
Operationp. 62
Repairp. 62
Warded Keysp. 65
Chapter 5 Lever Tumbler Locksp. 69
Partsp. 69
Operationp. 69
Repairsp. 72
Varieties of Lever Tumbler Locksp. 72
Lever Tumbler Lock Keysp. 80
Chapter 6 Disc Tumbler Locksp. 87
Operationp. 88
Disassemblyp. 89
Keyingp. 89
Securityp. 89
Cam Locksp. 89
Reading Disc Tumbler Locksp. 90
Double-Bitted Disc Tumbler Locksp. 99
Chapter 7 Pin Tumbler Locksp. 103
Constructionp. 103
Disassemblyp. 108
Assemblyp. 111
Choosing a Pin Tumbler Locksetp. 112
Pin Tumbler Cylinder Mortise Locksp. 113
The Cylinder Keyp. 117
Chapter 8 High-Security Mechanical Locksp. 125
Underwriters Laboratories Listingp. 125
Key Controlp. 126
Lock and Key Patentsp. 126
Types of High-Security Mechanical Locksp. 127
Chapter 9 Masterkeyingp. 149
Coding Systemsp. 149
Master Key Systemsp. 149
Masterkeying Warded Locksp. 150
Masterkeying Lever Tumbler locksp. 150
Materkeying Disc Tumbler locksp. 153
Masterkeying Pin Tumbler Locksp. 154
Developing the Master Key Systemp. 158
Master Key System Variationsp. 163
A Simple Master Key Systemp. 171
Chapter 10 Detention Locks and Hardwarep. 175
Types of Locksp. 175
Electric Strikesp. 176
Choosing the Right Equipmentp. 176
Chapter 11 Buying and Selling Safesp. 183
Types of Safesp. 183
Safe Stylesp. 184
Installing an In-Floor Safep. 185
Moving Safesp. 187
Special Safe Featuresp. 187
Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safe Ratingsp. 187
Underwriters Laboratories Burglary Safe Standardp. 188
Selling More Safesp. 190
Chapter 12 Keyed Padlocksp. 195
Choosing a Padlockp. 195
Warded Padlocksp. 196
Wafer Disc Padlocksp. 198
Pin Tumbler Padlocksp. 199
Major Padlock Manufacturers and Their Productsp. 201
Helpful Hintsp. 215
Chapter 13 Home and Business Servicesp. 217
Common Problems and Troubleshootingp. 217
Corbin Cylindrical Locksetsp. 219
The MAG Ultra 700 Deadboltp. 234
M.A.G. Engineering and Mfg., Inc.p. 236
The Schlage G Series Locksetp. 245
Strike Platesp. 268
M.A.G.'s Install-A-Lockp. 272
Exit Alarm Locks and Panic Bar Deadlocksp. 276
Chapter 14 Lock Picking and Impressioningp. 297
Picking Pin Tumbler Locksp. 297
Why Pin Tumbler Locks Can be Pickedp. 297
Rakingp. 300
Using a Pick Gunp. 301
Lock Picking Tipsp. 301
Picking High-Security Cylindersp. 305
The Need for Practicep. 306
Impressioning Locksp. 306
Other Useful Equipment and Suppliesp. 307
Popular Impressioning Techniquep. 308
Alternative Impressioning Methodp. 310
Problems with Impressioningp. 310
Impressioning Practicep. 311
Warded Bit-Key Locksp. 311
Chapter 15 Servicing Automotive Locksp. 313
Vehicle Identification Numbersp. 313
Basics of Automobile Lock Servicingp. 313
Door Locksp. 315
Ignition Locksp. 316
Glove-Compartment Locksp. 317
Trunk Locksp. 318
Transpondersp. 319
American Motors Corporationp. 320
Audip. 321
BMWp. 321
Chryslerp. 321
Datsunp. 322
Fordp. 322
General Motorsp. 324
Servicing General Motors Vehicles with VATSp. 327
Hondap. 330
Chapter 16 Opening Locked Carsp. 331
Opening Locked Carsp. 331
Car-Opening Techniquesp. 336
The Long-Reach Toolp. 338
Car-Opening Dispatch Procedurep. 345
Chapter 17 Emergency and Forced Entry Proceduresp. 347
Drilling Pin Tumbler Locksp. 347
Cylinder Removalp. 348
Window Entrancesp. 350
Office Locksp. 350
Doorsp. 353
Unlocking Thumbcuffs, Handcuffs, and Legcuffsp. 355
Forced Entryp. 359
Chapter 18 Combination Locksp. 361
Partsp. 361
Manipulationp. 362
Drillingp. 363
Changing Combinationsp. 363
Other Keyless Locksp. 368
Chapter 19 Electrical Access and Exit Control Systemsp. 401
Electric Release Latch Strikesp. 401
Circuitryp. 411
Electric Door Openersp. 418
Electrified Mortise Locksp. 429
Electrified Knob Locksp. 432
Electromagnetic Locksp. 441
Electrical Keyless Locksp. 449
Key-Actuated Switchesp. 455
Chapter 20 Working as a Locksmithp. 461
Finding a Jobp. 461
Business Considerationsp. 472
The Locksmith and the Lawp. 483
Chapter 21 Key Duplicating Machinesp. 487
Critical Design Factorsp. 487
Framon's DBM-1 Flat Key Machinep. 490
Ilco's KD50Ap. 493
Chapter 22 Test Your Knowledgep. 501
Registered Professional Locksmith Answer Sheetp. 509
Chapter 23 Making Locks by Handp. 511
A Warded Bit-Key Lock with Deadboltp. 511
English Iron Rim Lockp. 521
Chapter 24 Answers to Frequently Asked Questionsp. 525
Appendix A Manufacturersp. 533
Appendix B Locksmith Supplier's Profiles and Addressesp. 545
Appendix C Miscellaneous Important Addresses, Phone Numbers, Web Sitesp. 549
Appendix D Locksmithing Schools and Training Programsp. 553
Appendix E Depth and Space Chartsp. 559
Indexp. 571

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