Tools Of The Trade

Like Me, Are You a Rivnut?

RivNuts – what are they and how can they help? By Nigel Tolley   Perhaps one of the most frustrating things about tapped holes is when the thread is ruined. Another issue is when there is only a thin sheet or thin-walled tube, and you would really like to attach something removable to it. There…

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Be A Doormaster With Yale

Over the coming months and years, growing numbers of multipoint locks are expected to fail, presenting a significant opportunity for replacement sales Multipoint locks are fitted to 80% of all new external residential doors and many older multipoint locks are reaching the end of their lifecycle. Over the coming months and years, growing numbers of…

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Picking the Union Strongbolt With The CB RPCP

Although we have used the union strongbolt for this guide, the process is identical for the new generation of ERA Fortress locks, the old warded fortress locks as both locks share the same internals and levers, making the picking process identical for this. The Levers We begin by looking at the levers used in this…

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Keeping One Step Ahead Of The Criminals

With lock snapping on the rise and consumer awareness of this attack method growing Stephen Roberts, Head of Marketing for Yale, looks at how the market is evolving and explains what locksmiths can do to ensure customers are fully informed when it comes to the latest security solutions. Criminals’ methods of breaking entering homes in…

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Rivetting Drill Pins

An easy lock repair Richard Phillips A common problem on pipe key locks is the drill pin coming loose, or being lost completely. As well as some safe locks (many, but not exclusively, old) there are millions of old cabinet locks, which can be made reliable with a simple repair. If the drill pin is…

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Belzona Repair Compounds

An extra toolkit in the professional locksmith’s armoury By John Harding   The name Belzona has become a well known name in the professional engineer’s vocabulary over the last 7 decades. In much the same way as cleaning staff refer to their vacuum cleaner as ‘the Hoover’ engineers around the world frequently refer to their…

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I Did It My Way

Or 8 four wheel Combinations to Manipulate in 4 days, away from home. What on earth was I thinking !!! Martin Newton CPS I am writing this article two days after I finished the job, this has given me time to reflect on what happened. I now realize that this was my best safe opening…

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