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Re-Key Tip

rekey-seattle-locksmithOne of the most common jobs a professional locksmith does during his years in the field is re-keying lock cylinders which the purpose of it is to prevent from the old key to work with the lock. Usually these re-key jobs will come from landlord that will have a new tenant moving to a house or an apar…

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Volvo Lock Clip Removal Tip

After many years of experience in the locksmith field I found an easy way for removing the door lock retaining lock clip on a 1985 Volvo, Series 200 without removing the door panel. I'm assuming it might work on other model Volvos as well. On the edge of the door, in line with the lock cylinder, the…

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Car Opening Tip

Nowadays I noticed that many newer model cars have so-called frame-less windows. Wedging the window like most locksmiths do in order to insert an opening tool to open a car door is risking breaking the window in this type of situation. The use of a wedge puts semi-high pressure along a narrow point …

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Lock Modification

Recently, I got a job from a customer who wanted a new deadbolt and a knob installed on her front door. It sounded easy like any other locksmith job of this type that I did before. The only different this time was that she wanted them installed low enough that she could open them in case she fell an…

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Broken Key Extraction


One of the more popular jobs you will get as a locksmith technician, will be a broken key extraction. Broken key extraction can be from a door lock of a home or car, trunk of a car, or even the ignition. On a job that I had recently, I called for a broken key extraction from a vehicle's ignition.

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Volvo Glove Box Lock

With all my years in the locksmith industry I've had much experience with 80's Volvos. I learned that these models have a particular style of glove box lock that has a tendency to fail unexpectedly. I will tell you about an easy way to remove the lock for replacement once they do fail. These particu…

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Accessing Safari and Astro Minivans

I'm sure many experienced technicians in the locksmith industry had some issues before when doing a lockout job for an Astro and Safari mini vans. These vehicles sometimes can be a little challenging to open sometimes from personal experience. However, I did found an easy way that will make a lockou…

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