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Locksmithing : From Apprentice to Master - Joseph Rathjen


From Apprentice to Master

Paperback Published: 22nd October 1994
ISBN: 9780070516458
Number Of Pages: 309

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This text provides an overview and practical guide to the locksmith profession. It begins with an introduction by Steve Lasky, editor and vice-president of publishing for "Security Technician Magazine" and "Locksmith Ledger International". Part One discusses the business, including how to train for it, become employed, find a niche and advance toward higher certification. Part Two is a skill-building reference, focusing on techniques and technologies in this trade. Coverage includes how to set up a small, one-person shop, outfit the business, masterkey locks, perform emergency services and use locksmithing software. Appendices provide references to locksmithing terms, training, associations, suppliers and publications.

List of illustrations
List of tables
Locksmithing todayp. 3
Getting startedp. 9
The tools of the tradep. 17
Securing employmentp. 37
Finding your nichep. 43
Obtaining advanced certificationp. 51
General locksmith lawp. 55
How to set up a small, one-person shopp. 67
Types of locksp. 79
Lock designs and functionsp. 103
High-security locks, keys, and cylindersp. 129
Door closersp. 159
Keys, keyways, spacing, and depthsp. 169
Master keying locksp. 179
Interchangeable coresp. 199
Automotive locksmithingp. 217
Modern alarmsp. 237
App. A Locksmith schoolsp. 285
App. B Domestic and international locksmith associationsp. 287
App. C Locksmith supply distributorsp. 293
App. D Lock manufacturersp. 297
App. E Related trade publicationsp. 301
Indexp. 303
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ISBN: 9780070516458
ISBN-10: 0070516456
Series: P/L Custom Scoring Survey
Audience: Adult Education
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 309
Published: 22nd October 1994
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1