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Key Cutters Magazine Issue 1 - The Magazine of the Shoe Repairers Forum

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Hi All. After the success of our very popular Cars, Keys and Locks magazine, we have just released a brand new free magazine aimed at shoe repairers and key cutters.

 

This new magazine is totally different to everything else out there. It is not reliant on sponsorship to survive, and we have cut out a majority of adverts and sales mumbo jumbo.

 

The magazine is a technical document, designed to give you detailed user guides and step by step instructions on how to use different products.

 

In the first issue, there are detailed technical guides from Keyline, KeyDIY, U-MARQ and CitySafe, covering topics such as electronic key cutting, how to use the KD900 to make money, and universal engraving.

 

The magazine is set to be released every 3 months, and as well as being online it is also posted out for free (if you are on our list the magazine should be with you this week).

 

If you haven't received your copy, you can subscribe for free by visiting http://www.locksmithmag.com/key-cutters-magazine-subscription/

 

If you want to check out the magazine online, it is available now to view at http://www.locksmithmag.com/magazine/issue-1-key-cutters-magazine/

 

If you would like to see any particular topics included in the next issue, or would like to write your own technical article to be included, you can email us at info@locksmithmag.com

 

We hope you enjoy :)

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Got mine, too.

 

As a car key novice, I was impressed at the user guides and information shown in the magazine as, generally, you see adverts for the programming equipment that don't really tell you anything useful.

 

Rick.

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How about a publishing a guide to replacing euro locks in PVC doors?

 

Rick.

 

The Yale mechanism with an allen key grub screw is one that has caused a lot of "so called locksmiths" issues that i have had to do over the years.

 

I guess you mean changing the whole mechanism or gearboxes Rick rather than just the cylinder.

No problem, we will work on getting a step by step guide done for this for the next issue :)

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Both, Graham. I know how to change a cylinder but I bet there are people perhaps new to the trade who don't.

 

Rick.

I may be missing an in--joke here, but...

 

Sod 'em, they shouldn't be trading as locksmiths. Yale grub screw or not.

 

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for sharing info within the locksmith community, I've learnt loads on this forum, despite 30 years experience, and contributed little (mainly because others have got there before I could), but teaching total novices the basics? They can YouTube that.

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Why would you trust YouTube when you can get practical information from people on here who we can trust and actually interact with if we have any pertinent questions?

 

"Sod 'em, they shouldn't be trading as locksmiths. Yale grub screw or not." What's that meant to mean? Is no-one allowed to diversify or have aspirations for upping their game and knowledge base?

 

If you don't want to help on here, then don't, but don't be having a go at those people who want to learn new things and to those who are freely willing to give up their time to help out. That's not what this forum is about.

 

Rick.

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Both, Graham. I know how to change a cylinder but I bet there are people perhaps new to the trade who don't.

 

Rick.

 

 

I may be missing an in--joke here, but...

 

Sod 'em, they shouldn't be trading as locksmiths. Yale grub screw or not.

 

I would have to agree with Keyman, swapping out a euro isn't rocket science.

 

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swapping out a euro isnt rocket science , though this doesnt stop so many being fitted badly , or inadequate for the insurance needs of the customer. though the lure of cheap often clouds a customers better judgement .

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I'm not saying it is but if we can help those who really don't know how to do the job the correct way, surely helping them is better than letting people try, and ultimately, end up causing damage?

 

Cutting a cylinder key is also simple but someone still had to show the rest of us...........

 

Rick.

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changing the euro is of course the simple part as long as you know how to do it , everything is simple when you know how , ensuring correct fit , and correct cylinder for the customers insurance specification is the knowledge many lack or many just cant be arsed to know this area too.

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