The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing / Edition 5

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing / Edition 5

by Bill Phillips
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0071374949

ISBN-13: 9780071374941

Pub. Date: 06/01/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

"It's hard to find technical details on this subject: locksmiths are relatively close-mouthed about the craft of their trade. Laypeople to professionals will thus find this a winning reference: it covers all types of locks and keys from old-fashioned to modern electromagnetic locks and vending machines,providing the basics of locksmithing and different system

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"It's hard to find technical details on this subject: locksmiths are relatively close-mouthed about the craft of their trade. Laypeople to professionals will thus find this a winning reference: it covers all types of locks and keys from old-fashioned to modern electromagnetic locks and vending machines,providing the basics of locksmithing and different system operations. "

—Midwest Book Review,on the Fourth Edition INCLUDES PRACTICE TEST FOR THE RPL EXAM!

The standard reference in the field and a comprehensive source often used as a classroom text or for self study Whether you want to learn lockpicking or locksmithing—or want to choose locks that are virtually impossible to defeat—Bill Phillips' classic THE COMPLETE BOOK OF LOCKS AND LOCKSMITHING is perfect. For years the top reference in the field,this book suits everyone from beginners who want to master techniques step by illustrated step,to pros who need an up-to-date,all-inclusive shop manual. This is a book that can help almost everyone,at one time or another,and an insider's guide to every facet of the world of mechanical security.

FEATURES:
*Complete,illustrated coverage from a master locksmith
*The perfect tool for teaching yourself lockpicking and lock fixing
*Safe opening and servicing techniques
*Coverage of electronic and high security mechanical locks
*Auto lock opening and servicing how-to's
*Lockmaking instructions
*More than 100 new practice exam questions
*Lists of tool and equipment sources

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071374941
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
06/01/2001
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
561
Product dimensions:
7.36(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.61(d)

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD BY GREG MANGO, EDITOR, THE NATIONAL LOCKSMITH
PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1. A Short History of the Lock

2. Tools of the Trade

3. Types of Locks and Keys

4. Warded Locks

5. Lever Tumbler Locks

6. Disc Tumbler Locks

7. Pin Tumbler Locks

8. High-Security Mechanical Locks

9. Masterkeying

10. Detention Locks and Hardware

11. Buying and Selling Safes

12. Keyed Padlocks

13. Home and Business Services

14. Lock Picking and Impressioning

15. Servicing Automotive Locks

16. Opening Locked Cars

17. Emergency and Forced Entry Procedures

18. Combination Locks

19. Electrical Access and Exit Control Systems

20. Working as a Locksmith

21. Key Duplicating Machines

22. Test Your Knowledge

23. Making Locks by Hand

24. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix A: Manufacturers
Appendix B: Locksmith Suppliers' Profiles and Addresses
Appendix C: Miscellaneous Important Addresses, Phone Numbers, Web Sites
Appendix D: Locksmithing Schools and Training Programs
Appendix E: Depth and Space Charts
INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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