The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing (Complete Book of Locks & Locksmithing)

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9780071374941: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing (Complete Book of Locks & Locksmithing)

Five Star Review on Amazon.com (for previous edition): "This is a great catch-all book about locksmithing." The "bible" of the locksmithing field has just been updated - making it even more accessible to students, apprentices, and professionals alike. It covers everything from keying and lock picking, to auto locks, lockmaking, and servicing safes. It includes over 100 new sample questions to help study for certification exams.

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"It's hard to find technical details on this subject: locksmiths are relatively close-mouthed about the craft of their trade. Laypeople to professionals will thus find this a winning reference: it covers all types of locks and keys from old-fashioned to modern electromagnetic locks and vending machines, providing the basics of locksmithing and different system operations."
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INCLUDES PRACTICE TEST FOR THE RPL EXAM!


The standard reference in the field and a comprehensive source often used as a classroom text or for self study


Whether you want to learn lockpicking or locksmithing or want to choose locks that are virtually impossible to defeat Bill Phillips' classic THE COMPLETE BOOK OF LOCKS AND LOCKSMITHING is perfect. For years the top reference in the field, this book suits everyone from beginners who want to master techniques step by illustrated step, to pros who need an up-to-date, all-inclusive shop manual. This is a book that can help almost everyone, at one time or another, and an insider's guide to every facet of the world of mechanical security.


FEATURES:

-Complete, illustrated coverage from a master locksmith

-The perfect tool for teaching yourself lockpicking and lock fixing

-Safe opening and servicing techniques

-Coverage of electronic and high security mechanical locks

-Auto lock opening and servicing how-to's

-Lockmaking instructions

-More than 100 new practice exam questions

-Lists of tool and equipment sources

About the Author:

Bill Phillips is the leading author of locksmithing books, including this best-selling classic. He also wrote McGrawe-Hill's LOCKSMITHING, a part of the "Craftmaster" series, and the COMPLETE BOOK OF ELECTRONIC SECURITY (McGraw-Hill). Mr. Phillips is the author of the "Lock" article in the 1998-2001 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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