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  • Basic Rekeying Part 2
    April 5, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Basic Rekeying Part 2

    Basic Rekeying Part 2 Beyond part 1’s discussion on rekeying, it is helpful to further explain some of the concepts. Knowing more of the bigger picture can help when learning to rekey locks. Many can forget the overall goal and...

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  • Basic Rekeying Part 1
    March 29, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Basic Rekeying Part 1

    Basic Rekeying Part 1 Locksmith trade can have its challenges for those new companies or locksmiths starting out. The statistics are against newcomers, therefore, a good business model and training is essential.  This discussion will review some basic concepts, tools,...

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  • Universal Or Brand Specific Lock Pins
    March 26, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Universal Or Brand Specific Lock Pins

    Universal or Brand Specific Lock Pins Choosing the right lock pins Locksmith pins come available to the aftermarket in a variety of pin sizes, brands, and packaging. Understanding the specifics of these can be a big factor in choosing the...

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  • Try-out Keys
    March 15, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Try-out Keys

    Try-out Keys There is no doubt each locksmith develops his or her own area of business they are more comfortable with. Some locksmiths may become very proficient in the area of automotive locksmithing or in safe repair. Other locksmiths may...

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  • Semi-Automatic Key Machines
    March 11, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Semi-Automatic Key Machines

    Semi-Automatic Key Machines Many companies exist for specific purposes. This may be a host of different things, but many specific businesses can benefit from adding some variety to their services. One unique service is to offer key duplication. Everyone has...

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  • Best I/C Core Tools
    March 4, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Best I/C Core Tools

    Best I/C Core Tools As with most locks, Best I/C Core locks require a specific set of locksmith tools in order to service properly. Many of these, in the case of Best I/C Core, are not the same as many...

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  • Best I/C Core Basics
    February 22, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Best I/C Core Basics

    Best I/C Core Basics As a technician travels from one job to another, he/she may encounter a number of interchangeable style locks on commercial buildings. These are very popular due to the ease of exchanging cylinders, security features offered, incredible...

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  • Creative Locksmith Tools
    February 15, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Creative Locksmith Tools

    Creative Locksmith Tools With all of the types of locks that exist, it is amazing many locksmiths are able to work with so little in the way of unique locksmith tools. One can imagine all of the ways different locks,...

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  • Space And Depth Key Uses
    February 11, 2013 Jake Douglas

    Space And Depth Key Uses

    Space and Depth Key Uses What if every key duplication machine could also be used for code cutting new keys? What if there was a low cost alternative to more expensive code cutting machines. Thankfully for many locksmiths, space and...

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