The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition

by Bill Phillips


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781259834684
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 09/28/2016
Pages: 672
Sales rank: 192,992
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Bill Phillips (Erie, PA) is the leading author of locksmithing books, including all previous editions of 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 has written hundreds of security-related articles for professional and general-circulation periodicals. He is president of the International Association of Home Safety and Security Professionals.

Table of Contents


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

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