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Repairs to uPVC

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]f you have ever fitted a replacement MPL or upgraded to electronic or a better lock you may well have left ‘scars’ behind, maybe you had to move the handles, strikes or security chains etc. The resulting holes can be filled with a number of solutions and for the smaller holes a hard wax is…

UAP TradeLocks move to Whitefield

UAP TradeLocks move to Whitefield

[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ocksmith tool supplier and security expert UAP TradeLocks has moved to bigger premises thanks to a growth in business and exciting expansion plans. The company, formally of Bank St, Walshaw, would like to let their customers know that the relocation to Albert Close Trading Estate, Whitefield will be complete in January. UAP TradeLocks has big…

News from Door and Hardware Federation

News from Door and Hardware Federation

December 14, 2011 New DHF guide helps specifiers judge long-term performance of doorsets [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has published a new specification for enhanced lifetime performance of hinged and pivot doorsets. The DHF, which represents the UK’s door, hardware and architectural ironmongery sectors, developed the Technical Specification TS 006 so that its members…

Last Word – And Finally…

Last Word – And Finally…

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] don’t often write the ‘and finally’ page as I get plenty of chances elsewhere to have my say, but in this first edition I thought I may explain a few things to you all. Up to now LASM and The Forum relied on advertising revenue to keep us running. With the tight financial position…

First Word – Editor’s Comment

First Word – Editor’s Comment

Welcome to our first fully electronic edition, to be repeated 3 times a year. Why? We have found it difficult to produce an edition in holiday months, December and August and by experience following a show (April). This is a huge departure for us, publishing in print is relatively easy if you have experts as…

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Safety First – Making Sure the Daily Grind Doesn’t Kill You

Safety First – Making Sure the Daily Grind Doesn’t Kill You Although often the subject of ridicule in the national press – we won’t focus on conker banning or the dangers of pancake tossing. Our focus is the serious issues – the dangers that will blind you, cripple you or kill you. [dropcap]M[/dropcap]any locksmiths are…

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Picking the Chubb 3G110 Lock

Picking the Chubb 3G110 Lock By Martin Pink The Chubb 3G110 still commands respect throughout the locksmith and security trades. It is one of very few locks that has succeeded in maintaining its high security rating over the years. [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Chubb 3G110 is simple to open destructively. However, if destructive opening is not an option,…

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The Highs and Lows of Picking Locks

The Highs and Lows of Picking Locks British standard 3621 curtain lock picking tips using the Chris Belcher Reversible Pocket Curtain Pick By Martin Pink [dropcap]I[/dropcap] favour the Chris Belcher Reversible Pocket Curtain Pick (RPCP) range as in my opinion it is the most versatile set of curtain picks available – and with the best…

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Clips – Anti-Slip

Clips – Anti-Slip This months Tried and Tested comes from across the big pond from Peterson Manufacturing. There is a very good video on the site of the tool in use (see below). But I wanted to try it myself. By Mick Friend I suspect everyone is familiar with Euro cylinder dismantling. And with luck…

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COMPREHENSIVE DOOR FURNITURE RANGE FROM UNION

UNION‘s 1000 Series range of stainless steel door furniture provides an attractive and functional door handle solution for a variety of commercial and public sector new build and refurbishment projects. Supplied in an attractive satin stainless steel finish, the competitively priced range from UNION features six different lever handle styles, with complementary accessories including turns,…

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