The National Locksmith "Guide To" Series
Locksmith Guide Books
The National Locksmith Guide to Manipulation
This book takes the form of a home study course. The chapters are arranged as lessons that lead the student from the most basic understanding of the wheel lock to mastery of manipulation. Questions at the end of each chapter test your understanding of the material covered and give special emphasis to the most important concepts.
Many technical illustrations and full explanations.
8 1/2 x 11 perfect bound, 134 pages - $49.00 + S&H
The National Locksmith Guide to Modern Safe Opening
This is not a picture book of "MY" past successes; it is a how-to book for "YOUR" modern safe challenges.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 perfect bound, 172 pages - $49.00 + S&H
The National Locksmith Guide to Safe Deposit Box Service
This is an illustrated step-by-step guide to the best methods and practices of servicing and opening safe deposit boxes and lever tumbler locks. It covers: Picking, Drilling, Key Making, Rekeying Techniques, and Safe Deposit Lock Service Techniques and Etiquette.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 perfect bound, 82 pages - $39.95 + S&H
The National Locksmith Guide to Wafer Lock Reading
Wafer Lock Reading is a skill that can be mastered by anyone. Anyone willing to spend the time necessary to study and understand the principles and techniques will be rewarded by the benefits of this method. Faster than impression, disassembly, or codes. Avoids the liability of damage caused by impression or disassembly. This book explains and illustrates the principles and techniques that will lead to your success in wafer lock reading. Many illustrations and author-specific instructions.
See also: "Universal Wafer Lock Reader" tool. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 saddle stitched, 80 pages - $29.00 + S&H
The National Locksmith Guide to Advanced Wafer Lock Reading
There are 196 crystal clear photos and detailed illustrations that lead the locksmith to a complete understanding of wafer lock reading. The "Readers Key" illustrations for each cylinder configuration make reading a snap. Reading is easier than finding a code if you know the secrets.
You don't know what you're looking at if you don't know what you're looking for. This book will make you the expert.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 perfect bound, 244 pages - $49.00 + S&H
The National Locksmith Guide to Picking and Impressioning
It is a short winded, profusely illustrated, and exhaustive manual of technique. Pin tumbler, wafer tumbler, lever tumbler, push key, warded, and tubular type locks are covered. Many specific methods of picking are defined and discussed, showing the tools and methods that work. Impression tools and specific methods for impressioning pin and wafer lock cylinders is covered in the impression section. Actual photographs of the key being impressioned, will give the reader a better understanding of what to look for when impressioning various types of locks. Microscopic enlargements of the impression marks are given to further define impressioning. This is a book that covers the topic better than any other books I have seen. It contains many methods and techniques not found in any other reference. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 perfect bound, 155 pages - $49.00 + S&H
The National Locksmith Guide; Door Lock Encyclopedia
The first 40 pages are a primer to the new locksmith, covering topics from key cut-selection, to troubleshooting, to the recommended service procedures for all pin tumbler lock cylinders.
The second section of the book contains detailed photographs and illustrations that show how to disassemble and reassemble all listed locksets and deadbolts. Depth and space information, along with pin lengths and driver lengths, where specified, are given for all listed manufacturers. Instructions for servicing Schlage hotel cylinders and Schlage wafer tumbler locksets are included.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 perfect bound, 218 pages - $49.00 + S&H
The National Locksmith Guide to Tubular Lock Service
There are 256 photos, tables, and detailed illustrations that lead the locksmith to a complete understanding of the tubular lock.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 perfect bound, 208 pages - $49.00 + S&H
The Locksmith Guide to Interchangeable Core Cylinder Service
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Spiral Bound, 284 pages - $49.00 + S&H
The Locksmith Guide to Common Master Keying
Written by a locksmith of over 40 years, instructor, and international speaker on Locks and Locksmith Techniques, this book is a "must-have" text for anyone that writes or maintains pin tumbler Master Key Systems. No other book covers the subject to this level of explanation.
5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Spiral Bound, 184 pages - $49.00 + S&H