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Amazon Safe Opening Books

PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:39 pm
by pickmonger2
The first book.

Priced around $174.00 its an expensive kindle book but it may be worth it to you for what you get.

Any one can buy it unlike those books sold to "only locksmiths".

I believe that printing is enabled in this book for when you want a hard copy of the info when you go out on a call.

You can also see what you are buying (lots of photos of safe innards and drill points by accessing the free first few chapters.

Amazon kindle lets you buy it, have a good look at it to see if you want it, and either keep it or return it for an easy refund.
In other words money back if you are not happy with it.

This free peek at a few chapters lets you see the quality of the photos (pretty good in my opinion) by clicking on this link.

https://www.amazon.ca/Guide-Opening-Free-Standing-Safes-ebook/dp/B01HQNP91S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1514502978&sr=8-3&keywords=opening+safes#reader_B01HQNP91S

Whether for the locksmith wishing to advance into the world of safe opening or for the layman who is curious about the history and workings of old and modern safes this is the book for you. This book will assist you in identifying and opening a huge variety of free standing safes with hundreds of pictures, measurements and drill points for assistance. More importantly it will give you the expertise, knowledge and competence to make money in the exciting and lucrative world of safe opening.



The 2nd book is Safecracking by Franklin. About $10.00

Has photos of open safe lock and an explanation of how to read the numbers.

https://www.amazon.ca/Safecracking-Manipulating-Mechanical-Combination-Locks-ebook/dp/B013Z5FMSQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1514505378&sr=8-2&keywords=safecracking

Re: Amazon Safe Opening Books

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:34 pm
by capt-dunc
the guide to free standing safes is very good if you're a safe tech, not very interesting if you're just a hobby picker

Re: Amazon Safe Opening Books

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:01 pm
by Werewolf
capt-dunc wrote:the guide to free standing safes is very good if you're a safe tech, not very interesting if you're just a hobby picker


Have you read it ?
It looks to me like it mostly covers older American safes.

Re: Amazon Safe Opening Books

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:56 pm
by capt-dunc
yes i have it, good for uk commercial safes. from a description of it online, it covers the following:

Chatwood Milner Bankers Safe (Triple Stump)
Chatwood Milner Duplextra Mk 2 Safe (Key/Combination)
Chatwood Duplex Safe
Chatwood Duplex Invincible Safe
Chatwood Duplex Safe
Chatwood Invincible Safe
Milner Strong Holdfast Safe
Milner Fire Resisting Safe
Milner Safe
Chatwood Milner Safe
Milner (Banded) Safe
Milner Safe
Milner Fire Resisting Safe
Chubb Castelle Safe
Chubb Combination Safe
Chubb Duplex Safe
Chubb Conqueror Safe
Chubb Wulfrun Safe
Chubb Euro Safe
Chubb Euro Safe O
Chubb Fire
Chubb Safe
Chubb Warwick Safe
Chubb Milner Range Safe
Chubb Litchfield Safe
Chubb Bankers TDR Safe
Chubb Lips Euro Safe
Chubb Strongroom Door
Chubb Safe
Chubb Lips Safe
Cox Safe
Cyrus Price Safe
Defiance Safe (Grove & Son)
Dudley Harlech Dudley Windsor Safe
Dudley Safe
Dudley Ludlow Safe
Dudley Safe
Edwin Cotterill Safe
Elwell Safe
Empire Safe
Epic Belmont Safe
Epic Safe
Fichet Bauche Safe
George Price Safe
GTE Safe
Guardian Fire Safe
Kardex Fire Safe
Leabank Fire Safe
Leabank Royal Fire Safe
Merlin Safe
Omega Beta Safe
Phillips Safe
Ratner Safe
Rhino Safe
Safeguard Safe
Samuel Withers Safe
Sentry Safe
SLS Safe
SLS Jeweller 3 Safe
SMP Briton Safe
Wessex Safe
SMP Community 2 Safe
SMP Economy Safe
SMP Salopian Safe
SMP Cumbrian Safe
Stratford Sterling Safe
Stratford S-X Safe
Stratford Service Safe
Stratford Kromer Safe
Stratford Safe
Stratford Stronghold Safe
Stratford Treasury Safe
Tallis Safe
Tann Commercial 2 Safe,
Tann Safe
Tann Consort 2 Safe
Tann Cashier 2 Safe
Tann Cashier 2 Safe
Tann Clarendon 2 Safe
Tann Safe
Tann Tanacity Safe
Tann Bullion Safe
Rosengren (Tann) Computer Cabinet Fire Safe
Rosengren (Tann) European Safe Thomas Perry Safe,
Thomas Withers Safe, Victoria Safe
Waco Fire Safe, Walker + Son Safe
Webley Safe, Webley Safe
White Safe, Whitfields Safe
Whittingham Safe
Wilson Safe

Re: Amazon Safe Opening Books

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:49 pm
by MartinHewitt
The safe descriptions in McOmie*s books are IMHO better. McOmie's are more detailed, e.g. about the relockers and about the lock internals.

Re: Amazon Safe Opening Books

PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:13 pm
by capt-dunc
i'd say it's far better than safe opening vols 1-5 and high security safes vols 1&2 by mcomie, just because the photos are colour and clearer resolution. mcomie's other books are far more detailed.