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mister sour

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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:24 pm

I want to MASTER BEST LOCKS!

I have received some supplies over the past few months. I bought a LAB Annex, LAB A2 pinning kit, Some Uncombinated cores, key blanks, punch machine and used padlocks. I am hooked. My friend Riyame, has taught me a lot about these locks. I have learned how to combinate them and punch keys for them. Iknow I have just scratched the surface. I want to Master these locks. Does anyone here have any good sources for blanks, cores, housings, padlocks, etc? I also need tooling for them. Can anyone share secrets or tips you've picked up abpit these locks, such as; pros, cons, dos, donts, lessons learned, etc.? Im really dying to know as much as I can about the A2 system. Any help will be appreciated. :sfic: :sfic: :sfic:
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:52 pm

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It sounds like you have a huge start on this. Can you write out a pinning chart by hand or at least with a calculator? Can you master key the control keys? Can you figure out the control key by dumping the core into that annex and measuring the pins? What else is it you need and I will try to help. I sent you a pm, I have something for you.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:56 pm

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Ha! I hear you. I finally have my first two Best cores (master, control keys and all) and mortise body.

Your comments reminded me of BosnianBill doing an inventory of his locks and saying at one time he wanted to open all Best locks.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:12 pm

Re: I want to MASTER BEST LOCKS!

Take a look at these books:
Small format interchangeable core servicing by Don O'Shall
The National Locksmith Interchangeable Cores Small Format by William Lynk
The National Locksmith SFIC Advanced by William Lynk

Sounds like you have most of the tools and equipment already! Randy Main is a good source for blanks, cores, housings etc, I also get a lot of stuff from eBay and HL Flake.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:26 pm

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I'm still trying to master the picking of best locks some are just evil (riys :fu: ) . I'm very intrested in them to and will sponge all info that is given to you :mrgreen: .
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:36 pm

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mdc5150 wrote:It sounds like you have a huge start on this. Can you write out a pinning chart by hand or at least with a calculator? Can you master key the control keys? Can you figure out the control key by dumping the core into that annex and measuring the pins? What else is it you need and I will try to help. I sent you a pm, I have something for you.

I can write out a pinning chart and can decode control keys from dumped cores. I dont know how to master key it yet though...
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:37 pm

Re: I want to MASTER BEST LOCKS!

jeffmoss26 wrote:Take a look at these books:
Small format interchangeable core servicing by Don O'Shall
The National Locksmith Interchangeable Cores Small Format by William Lynk
The National Locksmith SFIC Advanced by William Lynk

Sounds like you have most of the tools and equipment already! Randy Main is a good source for blanks, cores, housings etc, I also get a lot of stuff from eBay and HL Flake.

Ill check those books out. Whos Randy Main? Sounds like a WWE Wrestler.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 9:40 pm

Re: I want to MASTER BEST LOCKS!

mister sour wrote:
jeffmoss26 wrote:Take a look at these books:
Small format interchangeable core servicing by Don O'Shall
The National Locksmith Interchangeable Cores Small Format by William Lynk
The National Locksmith SFIC Advanced by William Lynk

Sounds like you have most of the tools and equipment already! Randy Main is a good source for blanks, cores, housings etc, I also get a lot of stuff from eBay and HL Flake.

Ill check those books out. Whos Randy Main? Sounds like a WWE Wrestler.


Or a porn star.

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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:04 pm

Re: I want to MASTER BEST LOCKS!

jeffmoss26 wrote:Take a look at these books:
Small format interchangeable core servicing by Don O'Shall
The National Locksmith Interchangeable Cores Small Format by William Lynk
The National Locksmith SFIC Advanced by William Lynk

Sounds like you have most of the tools and equipment already! Randy Main is a good source for blanks, cores, housings etc, I also get a lot of stuff from eBay and HL Flake.


Thanks for the recommendations
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:22 pm

Re: I want to MASTER BEST LOCKS!

GWiens2001 wrote:
mister sour wrote:
jeffmoss26 wrote:Take a look at these books:
Small format interchangeable core servicing by Don O'Shall
The National Locksmith Interchangeable Cores Small Format by William Lynk
The National Locksmith SFIC Advanced by William Lynk

Sounds like you have most of the tools and equipment already! Randy Main is a good source for blanks, cores, housings etc, I also get a lot of stuff from eBay and HL Flake.

Ill check those books out. Whos Randy Main? Sounds like a WWE Wrestler.


Or a porn star.

Gordon


http://www.iccores.com/ Randy Main. A very large supplier of cores and what not.
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Post Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:06 pm

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GWiens2001 wrote:
mister sour wrote:Ill check those books out. Whos Randy Main? Sounds like a WWE Wrestler.


Or a porn star.

Gordon


Lol Gordon!
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Post Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:18 pm

Re: I want to MASTER BEST LOCKS!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped me thus far. I have been shown leads, charts, traded sfic cylinders and more. Truly, thank you. Also, if anyone needs any help from me, in regards to BEST LOCKS, lemme know!
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Post Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:02 am

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I don't like the new cores with the side bar milling at the key's tip. I have seen two of these keys tear through the metal and bend.
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Post Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:21 am

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Are you referring to the Cormax system? Have seen a couple of those in the wild. Don't think it is the greatest thing.

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Post Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:03 am

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I want to make a video for you Sour to go over a few things but my computer is on the shop. I will try to figure out how to prop up my phone for one maybe.
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