How to Open Puzzle Padlock 001 | Mr. Locksmith

How to Open Puzzle Padlock 001 | Mr. Locksmith

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This is one of my puzzle locks and it is fun to open. The solid brass puzzle padlock is made of solid brass and weighs 1 kilogram.

To open it is more complex than it appears; it requires a more careful inspection to unlock it. Find the right combination of moves and keys to open it. The lock is handmade and from India.

The puzzle locks were originally made if you were an apprentice locksmith, to prove your skills, you had to make a lock, a chest or a lock or padlock, and three master locksmiths would evaluate your lock. One of the main points was how quickly they could open your lock.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to Mr. Locksmith

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

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Best Locksmith Tweezers | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

Best Locksmith Tweezers | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

For further info and to purchase the Locksmith Tweezer go to Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West.

This is the best locksmith tweezer I have ever used and a “must have” for new and experienced locksmiths. The tweezers are made of stainless steel and the tip of the tweezer has been milled and has a grooved tip for fast and easy loading of cylinder pins. Straight and parallel blades provide ease for rekeying locks and top-pin loading,

Pinning Tweezers are a must have for gripping the small bottom pins, top pins, drivers and lock springs.

The Locksmith tweezers are made of stainless steel that will not bend or flex, these slim tweezers can help pinning lock driver pins from inside the lock. If you need to work with locks internal components this is the perfect tool for you or any locksmith or hobbyist.

Mr. Locksmith Tweezers are:
High Quality Brushed Stainless Steel
Length for Easy Handling
Grooved Tip Design for easy grasping of pins
Ribbed Sides prevent fingers slipping
Notch is Milled to a fine edge for Grasping Thin master pins
Locksmith Tools
Locksmith Tweezers for pinning locks
Locksmith Tweezer for rekeying locks

Mr. Locksmith Tweezers

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

 

 

Castration Rings for Locksmiths! Bump Keys! Mr. Locksmith Video

Castration Rings for Locksmiths! Bump Keys! Mr. Locksmith Video

For further info and to purchase Bump Keys go to Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

Bump Keys: My Grandfather was a locksmith and he called it “Rapping a Cylinder” today we call it “Bumping a Lock” with “Bump Keys.”

When bumping a lock, the key is initially inserted into the keyway the “Castration Rings” helps to keep the Bump Key one notch (pin) short of full insertion.

Bump Keys Castration Rings

Bumping the key inward forces it deeper into the keyway. The bump key transmits a slight impact force to all of the key pins in the lock. The key pins transmit this force to the driver pins; the key pins stay in place.

The pin movements are highly elastic, the driver pins “jump” from the key pins for a nanosecond, moving higher than the cylinder (shear line of the tumbler), then are pushed normally back by the spring to sit against the key pins once again. Even though this separation only lasts only a nanosecond with a light rotational force or tension is continuously applied to the key during the slight impact, the cylinder will turn during the short separation time at the shear of the pins, and the lock can be opened while the driver pins are elevated above the shear line.

Lock bumping takes only an instant to open the lock. The lock is not visibly damaged, although the force of the bump can leave an indentation on the front of the cylinder.

Mr. Locksmith Bump Keys

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching My Daughter How To Become A Locksmith – Take Your Kids To Work Day

 

 

 

 

 

Does your son or daughter want to become a locksmith? My daughter, Hazel is a highly intelligent girl with many skills so I asked my daughter Hazel to join me and learn skills such as how to pick a lock and how to cut a key for “Take Your Kids to Work Day.”

Picking a lock does require skill, but they are skills you can learn with practice. I do teach the same skills I’ve taught Hazel, and additional locksmithing skills over at my 1-day classes and 4-day classes available at MrLocksmithTraining.com.

What I find amusing is if a teenager is able to pick a lock in seconds with basic instructions, why do many locksmiths have issues with picking basic locks and go straight to drilling it? Locksmith training is available from myself at MrLocksmithTraining.com in Canada, the USA and Asia.

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

 

 

LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

My favorite Lab pin kit for the locksmith service vehicle is the Lab Dur X Semi Pro Pin Kit. This Lab Pin kit is good for the beginner to advanced Locksmith and is great for Institutional locksmiths.

DUR-X Semi-Pro Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

LDKU3
– .003 Increments
– 124 Pin sizes, 1 Spring size 115L
– Top/Master Pins sizes: .010 – .200
– Bottom sizes: .156 – .360

Description:
– Lightweight and made of super tough polyethylene
– Triple latches with double snap protection
– Center lid carrying handle
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– 50 pins per pocket, 100 springs per pocket
– Key slots for mounting to workbench
– Color Passport Pin Chart Pin sizes printed the same color as the Pins
– Dimensions: 22-1/2″ x 8-1/4″ x 3″

To purchase the LAB DUR X Semi Pro 003 Pin Kit click the following link.

My next most favorite Lab Pin Kit for my Tool Case which I take to every job site is the Lab Mini Universal .003. Click on the following link. LAB MINI UNIVERSAL PIN KIT.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

About Terry Whin-Yates

Terry Whin-Yates is the president and CEO of Mr. Locksmith. Terry’s Grandad Frank, Dad (Brian) and Uncle Rob taught him how to be a locksmith and operate a locksmith business and most importantly, pick locks. Terry studied Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Today he lives in Vancouver and his children work in the business. Mr. Locksmith has several locksmith franchisees, all of whom are like extensions of the family business.

Terry Whin-Yates participates in locksmith podcasts, he writes blogs and posts locksmith videos on YouTube. Terry is engaged in the locksmith community and is actively working towards the improvement of the Locksmithing industry on a whole.

We at Mr. Locksmith encourage and endorse the proper regulation locksmiths in BC. We abide by all government licensing. All of our locksmiths are experienced, licensed, bonded and insured. Furthermore, all of our locksmiths are committed to providing the highest quality services. We are committed to producing the highest caliber locksmiths in all facets of the trade, including skill, knowledge, and adherence to ethics and regulation – and we are proud to say that our locksmiths will be the friendliest you will ever have to meet.

Recently, Terry Whin-Yates assisted CTV McLaughlin on Your Side team doing an Undercover investigation into locksmith pricing from unlicensed scammer locksmiths but also “bait and switch” tactics used by unscrupulous locksmiths. CTV “showed the website and rate sheet to master locksmith Terry Whin-Yates … to put the locksmith company to the test by installing a simple and easy to pick the residential lock on a condo door in Surrey.” Terry stated “It should have cost, by their rate sheet, it should have been $50. We charge and we tell people on the phone $95 to $150. That’s the cost to open your door.”

 

 

 

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

My favorite Lab pin kit for my toolbox is the LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit. This Lab Pin kit is good for the beginner to advanced Locksmith and is great for Institutional locksmiths.

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to http://mrlocksmithtraining.com/

My favorite Lab pin kit for my toolbox. I have a large Lab Pin Kit in my Locksmith Service Vehicle and I carry the Lab Mini Kit to the job site for small rekeying jobs.

LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

Mini Universal Rekeying Kit .003 LMK003:
– .003 Increments
– 81 Sizes
– Masters: .024 – .090
– Drivers: .093 – .235
– Bottoms: .156 – .354
– 115L Cylinder Springs
– Pins per pocket (size dependent)
– Tops: 18 – 80 per pocket
– Bottoms: 18 – 35 per pocket

Mr. Locksmith Mini Lab Kit 003+

Description:
– Solid metal construction. The most durable kit you can buy
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– Color Passport Pin Chart Pin sizes printed the same color as the Pins
– Dimensions: 8″x6″x11/16″

To purchase the LAB Mini .003 Pin Kit click the following link.

My next most favorite Lab Pin Kit for my Tool Case which I take to every job site is the Lab Mini Universal .003. Click on the following link. LAB MINI UNIVERSAL PIN KIT.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

 

 

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

LAB Pro Super Wedge Pin Kit .003 | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

LAB Pro Super Wedge Pin Kit .003 | Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

For more info and to purchase a Lab pin kit go to Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

I use this Lab Pin Kit for my Locksmith Shop and Hands-On Locksmith Training Class so people can refill their pin kits.

Super Wedge Pro Universal Rekeying Kits with drawer
– EPD003
– .003 Increments
– Accommodates 124 Pin sizes, 1 Spring size
– Top/Master Pins sizes: .010 – .200
– Bottom sizes: .156 – .360

Description:
– Large slide out tool drawer
– Special holder in tool drawer to accommodate the LAB Pin Block – – LBP001 (Sold Separately)
– Solid metal construction. The most durable kit you can buy
– Seal-Tight Lid prevents pins from mixing
– Dual-View Pin Tray
– Color Passport Pin Chart®
– Key slots for mounting to workbench
– 72 Pins Per Pocket
– 100 Springs 115L
– Dimensions: 21″ x 7-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ front x 5-3/4″ back

LAB Pro Super Wedge Universal Rekeying Kit .003 will rekey Kwikset, Schlage, Weiser, Yale, Arrow, Sargent, Weslock, Corbin, Russwin and most popular pin tumbler locks.

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities/

 

 

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

 

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith™

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith Blog

For further information go to http://www.mrlocksmithtraining.com/product/how-to-pick-locks-online-course/

I will teach you how to rekey and pick locks like a Professional Locksmith.

This is an On-Line Locksmith Class covering basic to advanced Lock Picking Methods and Techniques. Learning how to pick open locks starts with learning the basic to advanced methods of lock picking. The locksmith student will learn the various methods of picking open a lock. I have been teaching locksmith, military, police, law enforcement and Fire Departments for over 30 years how to pick open deadbolts, key-in-knob, padlocks, filing cabinets and “pick resistant” and “pick proof” locks. The lock picking class will cover the basic methods are as “Rake,” “Feel” and “Rake and Feel” lock picking methods to advanced lock picking techniques to open locks with mushroom, spool, and spiral pins and how to use bump keys.

On-Line “How to Pick Locks” will cover and discuss:

– Picking a lock
– Opening a lock with no keys
– Single pin picking, Feel Method, French Method
– Raking, Jiggling, Bumping, Scrubbing
– Can you lock even be picked?
– High-Security Locks
– Tubular, Ace, etc.
– The lock has malfunctioned.
– Reading Locks
– Buying Picks
– Making Picks
– Electronic Picks
– Pick Guns
– Methods of Entry
– Legal Issues
– Tools
– Preparation for Entry
– Setup your own Lock Practice Boards
– Automotive Lock Picking
– Other Lock Bypass Methods
– DAME (Defense Against Methods of Entry)
– Rekey Key in Knobs
– Shiming a lock
– Other methods to Open a lock

Coming Soon!

*How to use the brand new Lishi Kwikset and Schlage picks!!!

How to Pick Locks On-Line Course | Mr. Locksmith™

About Terry Whin-Yates

I am very happy to announce I have a new online course on how to pick locks. And it goes from the basic raking methods right up to the single pin picking or the field methods. So you can pick easily the Kwikset, the Weisers, the Schlage. You can learn how to do this.

I show you how to set up your practice pick boards using all the different picks. Also, I have all the newest electric pick guns.

I was just at Lishi, unveiling of the Kwikset Lishi picks. Those are going to be fantastic. They have a residential line that’s geared for Kwikset and Schlage, five and six pin.

The online course is good for locksmiths, Lock Sport, you get a good basic understanding here, and as well as we are going to be having more info for the police and the fire departments. I have been asked by a lot of fire departments to have more training for them.

This is going to be a great online course. I have over a dozen videos now. I have more videos being added to it all the time. So sign up now. I got a great introductory price for everybody. I look forward to hearing your comments.

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather | Mr. Locksmith Video

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather | Mr. Locksmith Video

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5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather

Let’s talk about something that’s a little different today. Boots.

As locksmiths, we put in a lot of hours and so we’re constantly on our feet. We’re on our feet in all sorts of weather. Today we’re going talk about my 5.11 boots that I wear all the time. The 5.11 Tactile six inch Coyote boot. They’re water resistant. I promise, these boots are water proof because I’ve been in water in them and I still got my feet dry. These boots are over five years old. And I use them daily. I have two pairs of these boots, as I alternate them. I had to put in some inserts. They just seems to make your feet feel better. And they are super-comfortable.

Two of my 5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather

I was heading to the Philippines and that place is hot and humid. It’s absolutely terrible on the feet. I’m not a flip flop person, because I like my feet protected so I can’t walk around with flip flops. These 5.11 Tactile six inch Coyote boots are meant for hot, humid, even desert environments. I wore these for almost ten weeks straight. Every single day, in the jungle, on the water, heading to little islands (if you saw, I was in McArthur Park where general McArthur landed). I went up the hill (a bunch of hills where they had to attack bunkers, Japanese-held bunkers). This 5.11 Tactile six inch Coyote boot what I had on my feet. Although I didn’t see any snakes, there’s lots of snakes there that are bad. But it was so hot, and these were absolutely fantastic. I wore them and so I thought next time I go down to Florida, Texas, I’m gonna be wearing these. These are my go-to boots now in the summer time. They’ve got this antibacterial stuff, and all sorts of bits and pieces. You can read about it online. These were super comfortable. I definitely recommend this. I’m heading back to Asia and I’m wearing these. I bought a second pair. I always like to alternate my shoes, so I’ll have these again, because they’re FANTASTIC.

5.11 Best Boots for Hot Weather 2

However, I think the only downside, when I jumped off of a boat into the salt water, I got both wet, and it didn’t take that. It took probably about four hours in the sun to dry ’em out. And it kinda pissed me off a little bit. It means that it’s not meant to go in the water. You’re gonna get wet feet if you do that. Nevertheless, for 99% of what I did, these were absolutely fantastic. The water resistance might not  be that good but, they’re so comfortable I don’t wanna add anything to them. So, if anybody has any good ideas on a boot that’s good for super hot, humid, almost desert-y jungle conditions, that has some water resistance, I’d be really interested in knowing because that’s the only downside of these boots. Other than that, 99.9% absolutely fantastic. Super super comfortable. I liked it so much that I bought a second pair. And again, this is different and nothing to do with locksmithing, but we gotta have comfortable feet. I hope you enjoyed watching this video. Subscribe to my channel. Also visit my website and you can see what online locksmith training I have for beginners, intermediate, and advanced. As well as my covert methods of entry and my non-destructive methods of entry.

Mr. Locksmith Maple Ridge

Maple Ridge Locksmith Main: (604) 259-7616

Downtown Vancouver Locksmith: (604) 262-1907

Downtown Vancouver Keystore: (604) 669-8008

Mr. Locksmith Automotive Locksmith: (604) 259-7617

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training 

 

 

 

Top 3 Screwdrivers for Locksmiths | Mr. Locksmith Video

Top 3 Screwdrivers for Locksmiths | Mr. Locksmith Video

For further information go to Mr. Locksmith Vancouver West

My top 3 Screwdrivers

Let us talk about three of the must have tools you have to have for your locksmith kit. Every one locksmith must have these three tools: Megapro set, Hex set, and the Tamperproof kit.

The Megapro set

The Megapro set – this is the original and inside it it has the flatheads, the Robinsons, the Phillips and some torques. That is absolutely fantastic. It’s a go-to tool. It’s always there, it’s got the tools.

The next one on my kit – the Hex set.

The Hex set

The Hex set – It’s got all the basic or the most popular sizes in it. You have to have this  screwdriver if you’re a locksmith because so many times you’ve misplaced your Allen keys. This is, a must have, fantastic tool. Especially we’re getting a lot of European made locks out there. you still need complete Allen key sets, but you can just grab this and 90% of the time, if not more, this will do the trick.

The other one is the Tamperproof kit.

The Tamperproof set

Tamperproof kit – This is the MegaPro. What it is, it’s for taking out the tamper-proof screws. It’s got all the most popular tamperproofs and torques an dthe flatheads with the holes inside. It is really, really cool.

So these are the three must have tools for everybody. You gotta have these in your locksmith kit. The original MegaPro, it’s got the most popular screws you’re going to run across every single day. The Hex, because you’re running across a lot of these in locks now, more and more all the time, this will probably, used 90% of the time, you’ll still need an Allen key set but it does the trick. And the Tamperproof. This will do for taking out those one way screws that are flatheads and it’s got the special bit for taking out the one way flatheads. It’s got the hex with the hole in it and the torques with the hole in it. Must have tools for the locksmith. For a beginner or a pro, this is a lifesaver. Have a good day. I hope you enjoyed watching this video.

Mr. Locksmith Northshore

Northshore Locksmith Main: (604) 239-2111

Downtown Vancouver Locksmith: (604) 262-1907

Downtown Vancouver Keystore: (604) 669-8008

Mr. Locksmith Automotive Locksmith: (604) 259-7617

For On-line and Hands-on Locksmith Training Dates and Cities near you for Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Locksmithing as well as my Covert Methods of Entry, Non-destructive Methods of Entry and to purchase the Famous “Dumb Key Force Tool” that opens Smart Key locks in seconds go to Mr. Locksmith Training

For Locksmith Franchise and Licensing Opportunities go to http://mrlocksmith.com/locksmithfranchise-opportunities

 

 

About Terry Whin-Yates

Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing locksmith training to people and businesses all across North America. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.

https://mrlocksmithvancouver.com/about-terry-whin-yates/