The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

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Mcgraw-hill, Aug 12, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 576 pages
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Whether you want to learn lockpicking or locksmithing, or choose locks that are virtually impossible to defeat, this classic will meet your needs. The top reference in the field since 1976, this book is perfect for everyone from beginners who want to master techniques step by illustrated step, to pros who need an up-to-date, comprehensive shop manual. The Sixth Edition features: • Complete, illustrated coverage from a master locksmith. • Techniques and tips for lockpicking and fixing. • Safe opening and servicing techniques. • Coverage of electronic and high-security mechanical locks. • Auto lock opening and servicing how-tos. • An all-new Registered Locksmith test. • How to conduct a home security survey • How to start and run a locksmithing business, or get hired as a locksmith.

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This book contains a lot of general information regarding locks and locksmithing. It is by no means meant to be a sole resource for all information one needs to perform locksmithing functions. The ... Read full review

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This book is for a locksmithing class there entertainment value is not applicable. Book has complete iinformation on locks.Recommendation of the book to a friend is not applicable. Read full review

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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.

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