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The Locksmith Guide™ to:
Common Master Keying

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The Locksmith Guide™ to:
Interchangeable Core Cylinder Service

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The Locksmith Guide™ to:
Interchangeable Core Cylinder Service

Sample Pages

The Locksmith Guide™ to:
Interchangeable Core Cylinder Service

Sample Pages

The Locksmith Guide™ to: Common Msster Keying

Here are a few pages from the Book. These should give you a sample of the text.

Table of Contents
The Table of Contents shows the Chapter Titles for the information contained in this book.
 
     Methods of master Keying
Shoe-Box, RCM (Rotating Constant Method), TPP (Total Position Progression Method) and Maison Keying are fully covered and explained. 

Chapters cover Cylinder Design, Master Key System Design and Development, and Specific Service instructions and techniques.

Scan & Print Extras are full page "Blank Forms," which compliment the text and allow the reader to apply the methods and techniques found in each Chapter.
Tools & Equipment
     The book begins with Universal Key and pinning practice. Tools are introduced and explained. Universal combinating pins are explained, along with some common OEM pin styles. The pin tumbler cylinder design and common pinning practice are introduced and explained.
     For those new to the trade, this section will contain many critical insights and reasons for specific methods of service. This section forms the foundation for all pinning practice, and is essential to your success in master keying. 
Insights & Pointers
     Insights into the causes of common key and cylinder malfunction are covered, to give answers to the question; "Why doesn't the key work properly?"
     Causes and cures for these common problems are illustrated and discussed. 

     Insights are found in every chapter, that illustrate the reasoning behind why a certain method was used or choice made, concerning how the system was designed and written. Insights are the voice of experience.
Pinning Methods
     Loading top pins can be a challenge. With a little instruction, it becomes as easy as loading the plug. Clear photos and easy to understand text lead the reader to a complete understanding and mastery of this task. 
Convenience vs. Security
     Master Keying creates a system of Convenience. This page illustrates the number of keys that will operate a common master keyed cylinder. 
     Carefully designed systems should afford the highest level of security, while providing the desired convenience. 
     Insights will allow you to create systems that meet your customers needs, while preserving the best level of security.
RCM Patterns
     A number of RCM (Rotating Constant Method) systems are illustrated, to show the advantages of this method. Here, a 3-in-5 progression is being explained. 
Bitting Progression Method
     The progression method is illustrated, in the most basic manner. This explanation shows a method of progressing a five position system. 
The "System Card"
     A "3 x 5" file card is used to record most master keyed systems, eliminating much paperwork, and simplifying the recording process. A complete explanation of this method is found with each system illustrated. 
The "Pinning Matrix Card"
     The "Pinning Matrix Card" is introduced and explained. This card simplifies and defines the pin stacks found in any system. It is a "short-cut," that will make pinning the cylinders a breeze. 
System Design
     The first master system begins with a diagram of the facility to be master keyed. The doors are numbered, and the system is designed to guide each "key-holder" through the building, limiting and allowing access to specific spaces, according to the desires of the management. 
The Un-Combinating work sheet
     Special attention is given to "Backing into an existing system." The Un-Combinating work sheet simplifies this process, with a little practice. 
     This work sheet is available in the "Scan & Print" section of the book, as are all of the forms and charts found in the text. 
Scan & Print
     The "Scan & Print" section allows the reader to use the information from the text, and apply it to common practice. All of the forms and charts are illustrated, as blank forms, for easy reproduction. Scan and print your own forms, or take them to a printer, to have them printed and padded for your own use. 
     The primary purpose of this book is to aid you in the professional performance of your work. 


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             Common Master Keying 
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