I was lucky enough to get my hands on the new Island Locks LTC curtain pick set earlier this week. The curtain pick is made by Jay Dorner who is the owner of Island locks, The Locksmith training company and the Island locks forum. Jay is well known for making quality locksmith tools so I was hoping […]

 

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I’ve finally hit 100 subscribers, well 107 to be exact. Thanks to everbody for subscribing I didn’t expect to get 100 subs for a small blog in such a niche subject.There’s some good posts coming up over the next few months. The new Brisant ultion tested! LTC curtain pick review and a review of the GJ securefast […]

 

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My HPC electric pick gun is always my first tool of choice for cylinder picking, admittedly it doesn’t always work and I might end up hand picking or bumping but I would like to think I’m pretty competent with my epg and I would say I usually get at least 75% – 80% of cylinders open with […]

 

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Hi everyone apologies for the lack of posts recently! Things have been mad busy latley, took on some contract work which has been keeping me busy all day for the last few months and also got married a few weeks back so had lots of things to sort out for that as well and then honeymoon ect. […]

 

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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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This post is mainly aimed at new comers to the trade who might be short of work and are thinking about working for a national locksmith company but it might also be worth a read for the established locksmiths as well. There’s been a lot of hype over the past few months about national locksmith companies, you […]

 

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A couple of weeks back I decided to have a go at Facebook advertising. If you have a look online you can find lots of information and success stories to confirm that Facebook advertising can be a really powerful tool. I was curious to find out if these types of adverts could work in our industry. A […]

 

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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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On the 21st of this month The Locksmith World was 1 year old. When I started the blog I was hoping to post at least once a week but the reality is that it’s very difficult to find time to post once a month never mind once a week. Over the past year I’ve uploaded 25 posts […]

 

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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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