The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing / Edition 5

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing / Edition 5

by Bill Phillips
     
 

Because of its wealth of information, ease of use, and comprehensive coverage, The Complete Book of Locks & Locksmithing has earned a reputation as the standard reference in its field. Significantly expanded and updated to reflect advances in the industry, this edition covers developments in vehicle security systems, hardwired electromechanical locks for theSee more details below

Overview

Because of its wealth of information, ease of use, and comprehensive coverage, The Complete Book of Locks & Locksmithing has earned a reputation as the standard reference in its field. Significantly expanded and updated to reflect advances in the industry, this edition covers developments in vehicle security systems, hardwired electromechanical locks for the home or office, and more.

No matter what information you need to know or your level of skill -- from layperson or student to professional -- this practical reference addresses every type of lock and system available today, using exploded and cutaway views and photographs to reinforce step-by-step repair and installation instructions.

Inside, you'll find the latest information on all types of locks and keys, including electromagnetic, padlock, warded, lever, disc tumbler, schlage wafer-tumbler, pin-tumbler cylinder, double-bitted, and combination; vending machine locks; high-security locks and hardware; master keying; lock picking and emergency entry tools and procedures; manufacturers and aftermarket automotive systems; key impressioning; electrical access and exit control systems: selling, installing, and servicing safes; basic electricity for locksmiths; and how to start and run a locksmithing business.

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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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Meet the Author

Bill Phillips is the leading author of locksmithing books, including this best-selling classic. He also wrote McGraw-Hill's Locksmithing, a part of the Craftmaster series, and the Complete Book of Electronic Security, also from McGraw-Hill. Mr. Phillips is the author of the "Lock" article in the 1998-2005 editions of the World Book Encyclopedia, and has written hundreds of security-related articles for professional and general-circulation periodicals, including Home Mechanix, Los Angeles Times, Consumers Digest, and others. He is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1A Short History of the Lock1
Ch. 2Tools of the Trade13
Ch. 3Types of Locks and Keys35
Ch. 4Warded Locks57
Ch. 5Lever Tumbler Locks69
Ch. 6Disc Tumbler Locks87
Ch. 7Pin Tumbler Locks103
Ch. 8High-Security Mechanical Locks127
Ch. 9Masterkeying151
Ch. 10Detention Locks and Hardware177
Ch. 11Buying and Selling Safes185
Ch. 12Keyed Padlocks193
Ch. 13Home and Business Services215
Ch. 14Auxiliary Door Locks295
Ch. 15Office Locks307
Ch. 16Automobile Locks313
Ch. 17Decoding, Picking, and Emergency Entry333
Ch. 18Combination Locks355
Ch. 19Electrical Access and Exit Control Systems395
Ch. 20The Business of Locksmithing455
Ch. 21Key Duplicating Machines471
Ch. 22Test Your Knowledge485
Ch. 23Making Locks by Hand495
Ch. 24Answers to Frequently Asked Questions509
App. ALock and Safe Manufacturers515
App. BLocksmith Suppliers' Profiles Addresses527
App. CMiscellaneous Important Addresses/Phone Numbers531
App. DPlug Follower and Holder Diameters for Popular Locks533
Glossary535
Index543

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