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The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:55 pm
by pickmonger2
The New edition of The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing 7th edition has been released.

Amazon has this book in Kindle format as well as in hardcopy.

You might find it more cost effective buying this book than taking the Foley Belsaw Course or Penn Foster Course.

Using the kindle app for windows or apple machines you can download a free sample to see what the book is like.
The table of contents gives you good look at what is covered and whether you would be interested in the book.





Fully updated, illustrated coverage of locks and keys from a master locksmith

The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing, Seventh Edition, offers complete, up-to-date information on locks and keys―from old-fashioned designs to modern electromagnetic locks. This new edition has been thoroughly revised to include details not found in general circulation locksmithing books, including new instruction on unlocking today’s cars, installing and servicing smart locks, and opening locked doors.

Written by a seasoned locksmith and experienced author, this all-new edition is the most comprehensive and current locksmithing book available. The book features the latest techniques for lockpicking and fixing, safe opening and servicing, auto lock releasing, and electronic and high-security mechanical lock maintenance. You will learn how to conduct a home security survey, get hired as a professional locksmith―even start up and run your own locksmithing business.

· Ideal for casual reading, self-study, or classroom instruction
· Includes a brand-new chapter on frequently asked questions
· Contains a free-of-charge registered professional locksmith exam

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:02 pm
by macgng
What is new in the latest edition?

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:44 pm
by pickmonger2
I lost my 6th edition so I can't say for sure.

I am getting a copy of the Table of Contents from both of them to compare.

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:09 pm
by selim
Who is this seasoned locksmith ??

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2016 1:35 am
by jeffmoss26
Bill Phillips

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:17 pm
by keyway_grooves
macgng wrote:What is new in the latest edition?


He's added information on smart locks (he seems to like the Kevo), as well as a chapter on auto locks

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:09 am
by GWiens2001
keyway_grooves wrote:
macgng wrote:What is new in the latest edition?


He's added information on smart locks (he seems to like the Kevo), as well as a chapter on auto locks


He also changed the cover. Removed the word “sixth” and replaced it with”Seventh”

Gordon

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:15 pm
by selim
Gordon, am I the only one who really knows how funny that statement is, You my man just made my day - have a great one yourself

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:39 pm
by keyway_grooves
GWiens2001 wrote:
keyway_grooves wrote:
macgng wrote:What is new in the latest edition?


He's added information on smart locks (he seems to like the Kevo), as well as a chapter on auto locks


He also changed the cover. Removed the word “sixth” and replaced it with”Seventh”

Gordon



Certainly a more modern update to the background design

Re: The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing

PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:41 pm
by keyway_grooves
macgng wrote:What is new in the latest edition?

from Bill Phillip's preface:

"I updated every page and added four new chapters -- including one on automotive lock servicing and one on lock picking and impressioning.

I added information about selling safes and finding a job as a locksmith.. This edition includes a new chapter on frequently asked questions (Chap. 23) with candid answers to lots of questions such as: Do I need to be licensed or certified to work as a locksmith? What can I do if a customer refuses to pay me? How can I get started writing about locksmithing? What are the best locksmithing resources on the Internet? Are pick guns worth the money? Which are the best trade journals? What keys are illegal to duplicate?

I've also included a new Registered Professional Locksmith (RPL) test that you can complete to earn a certificate. The certificate can help you to find work and will allow you to enter restricted areas on the Internet. Also, four appendixes are included. The resources [Mfgs, Suppliers, Depth/Space Charts, Glossary] all have been updated with current addresses, Web sites, telephone numbers, and so on."

Can anyone comment on the RPL test or other locksmithing tests and how they consider it or another to be the industry standard?