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GJ lock tools Ultion pick I purchased the GJ lock tools Ultion pick a few months back due to the high numbers of Ultion locks we are now seeing. Ultion is now fitted by a huge number of Locksmiths and also comes as standard in many new upvc and composite doors from various companies. It’s inevitable you […]

 

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A few months back GJ Lock Tools launched a brand new decoder for the Era Fortress, Union Strong Bolt and also the new Yale BS (which is exactly the same as a Strong bolt). It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of GJ Lock Tools products as you can probably tell from previous tool reviews, and […]

 

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Era Vectis Decoder For those who don’t already know the Era Vectis was designed to eliminate lock snapping altogether by turning a multi point locking gearbox into a mortice style lock. The advantage to this kind of set up is that there’s no euro cylinder for a would be burglar to attack but you still get all […]

 

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I have been very kindly sent some thumb turn wires from jay at Island Locks to test out and review. I’ve been playing with them for a couple of days now and I have also used them once onsite and it worked! What are they? Thumb turn wires are designed to help locksmiths exploit a weakness with […]

 

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HPC Pick Gun

I know everybody has their own way of using an electric pick gun, some people are hugely successful at opening locks with them and others not so much. I don’t think there is a right and wrong way to use a pick gun really it just depends what works for you. Personally I use my EPG’s a […]

 

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Inside Era Fortress

Yesterday I got a phone call from a guy who had an Era fortress dead lock he needed opening on an internal door. He really didn’t want the lock to be drilled as it was only fitted 2 weeks ago and his wife had gone away to visit friends and had the key with her so he wanted to […]

 

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I have heard quite a few locksmiths mention that sometimes when they pick a pin tumbler lock the plug will jump round a couple of degrease and then stop, this seems to cause confusion with some locksmiths as they seem to think they are getting very close to having the lock picked only to find they cannot […]

 

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After having a struggle with a basic non curtained mortice lock a few weeks back on a warrant and having to drill the lock I thought it was time to try the island locks over lift wires for non-curtained mortice locks. Many locksmiths will say “why the hell were you drilling a basic mortice on a warrant […]

 

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Lock Picks

Well I have been wanting some Storm lock picks for a long time now and have been putting off buying them as I couldn’t justify buying more picks when there’s nothing wrong with the sets I already own, I usually use HPC picks but the attractive look of the storm picks got the better of me and I just had to order some. Having never played with or seen any storm picks in person I thought I had […]

 

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