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Guest Post By Master Locksmith Association With 95 exhibitors from all over the world (the event is Sold Out), and taking place from the 2nd to the 4th of October at the Telford International Centre, MLA Expo is cementing its position as the biggest locksmith exhibition in Europe. Sponsored by award winning supplier ERA, MLA Expo ’15 […]


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GJ tools

A belated merry Christmas and a Happy new year to everbody! Hope everybody managed to get a break from locksmithing at some point over the holidays and have a little bit of a rest. Another tool review for you this month. This time it’s another tool from GJ Locks, the new securefast decoder. I got fed up […]


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Guest Post By Outside-In Lock Tools For those who are not familiar with the ‘SideWinder’ from ‘Outside-In Lock Tools’, it is an attachment for the Letterbox Tool, which makes turning night latch knobs, thumb turns and keys left on the inside of a lock, an extremely easy and swift job. Avid users of the ‘SideWinder’ had requested […]


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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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Expo Banner 2014

It’s nearly that time of the year again! The locksmith expo is held in Nottingham and is run by Mick Friend of Lock and Security Magazine and its’ back for the fifth successive year. The locksmith expo 2014 is set to be the biggest and best yet. The Expo will be held at the East Midlands Conference […]


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Guest Post By Outside-In Lock Tools   As one of the newer producers of tools for Locksmiths, Outside-In Lock Tools commenced initial production around April 2011, almost by accident. It all started after a particularly troublesome lockout which involved the turning of an extremely tight key, through the letterbox. Ipswich Locksmith Simon Barber, was determined to make […]


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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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Brisant Pinning Tools

As well as the given acceptance that their locks have to be secure and reliable, Brisant Secure Ltd’s aim is to make their range of locks easy to work with for the locksmith. The Brisant-E lock for example is easy to stock, a great price but also come with the added benefit of being easy to key alike. […]


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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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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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