The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing / Edition 6

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing / Edition 6

by Bill Phillips
     
 

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THE MOST COMPLETE LOCKSMITHING GUIDE YOU CAN FIND

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

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Featuring an all-new test for the RPL exam!

THE MOST COMPLETE LOCKSMITHING GUIDE YOU CAN FIND

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 an insider's guide to every facet of the world of mechanical security.

Great for independent or classroom study, the Sixth Edition features:

  • Comprehensive illustrated coverage from a master locksmith
  • The perfect tool for teaching yourself lockpicking and lock fixing
  • Buying and selling safes
  • Coverage of electronic and high-security mechanical locks
  • Auto lock opening and servicing how-to's
  • Lockmaking instructions
  • An all new registered professional locksmith exam
  • Lists of tool and equipment sources
  • PLUS NEW instruction on key impressioning; home security surveys; getting hired as a locksmith; testing your knowledge; and running a locksmith business

"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 a previous edition

EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT LOCKS AND THE BUSINESS OF LOCKS

* A short history of the Lock
• Types of Locks and Keys
• Warded Locks
• Lever Tumbler Locks
• Disc Tumbler Locks
• Pin Tumbler Locks
• High-Security Mechanical Locks
• Lockpicking
• Key Impressioning
• Masterkeying
• Detention Locks and Hardware
• Buying and Selling Safes
• Keyed Padlocks
• Home and Business Services
• Auxiliary Door Locks
• Office Locks
• Automobile Locks
• Emergency Entry
• Combination Locks
• Electricity for Locksmiths
• Electrical Access and Exit Control Systems
• Key Duplicating Machines
• Test Your Knowledge
• Making Locks by Hand
• Conducting a Home Security Survey
• Getting Hired as a Locksmith
• Starting and Running a Locksmithing Business
• Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
• Appendices: Lock and Safe Manufacturers; Locksmith Suppliers' Profiles and Addresses; Miscellaneous Important Addresses/Phone Numbers; Plug Follower and Holder Diameters for Popular Locks
• Glossary

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071448291
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
263,114
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.37(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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