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  1. Lots of Firefighters carry Mica in their tunics (or certainly used to). Maybe with UPVC doors they need an alternative? My mate always tells the story of the beautiful young girl he met at the top of a ladder. "You're the 3rd pregnant girl I've rescued". She says "but i'm not pregnant".... "you're not rescued yet"
  2. Nobody seems to do these. They are from a Yale branded Rim lock, but not the Gibbons/ Yale series as you have found. 2 come in the packet. I was recently looking for a C18 a customer mowed and the Gibbons aren't even the same gauge.
  3. Interesting thread. For those of you that do not know; I am a Locksmith and an MLA Member. I have heard tales of how the MLA was run in the past, and I hope that is all behind us now, but everyone in this industry has long memories and tend to stick to their guns once their mind is set. Maybe one day there will be more unity, but I'm not holding my breath. I can assure you it is not so "Sniffy" now. Many of us give help and advice to members and non-members alike. I am a member of several Locksmith forums and FB groups. I was initially apprehensive about joining here as I had heard that you were not so friendly to locksmiths! That Myth was soon busted. I have to say that I have found help and support every time I have asked for it. I often use the forum search to get answers on key blanks I am not sure about or to get an unbiased opinion from those who have learnt the hard way before me. The MLA forum is useful but there are not many Auto lockies within the MLA, or on the other forums I use. Distributors and training companies give limited support beyond the balance clearing. I certainly don't look down on Shoe repairers. I find it fascinating but not something that would fit in my business. The knowledge and experience within this forum is invaluable whatever stage in your career,. Thanks to everyone who has put their heart and "Sole" into it so far! Cameron
  4. I'm seriously considering something like the izettle system as most people pay card anyway. Seems like a cost effective option for the keycutting and vehicle keys we do from my workshop. You buy the hardware and same percentages as using the app.
  5. Welcome. There are some very knowledgeable people on here.
  6. Yep Auto customers are the most special! It's only a basic key. There's no chip in it. What year? 2005!
  7. Had a recent job for Kaba 20, and nobody else could do them. Luckily they were unregistered so we ordered them straight from KABA for the customer. Doors were newly installed shopfront.
  8. That's because Nigel has Morals and integrity. Brisant I am not so sure about.
  9. I have now cut a key for a Pioneer cylinder on an ATK blank and it works.
  10. The Pioneer is a new product and Avocet are selling the blanks. The older ATK looks very similar but haven't tried it yet. Have ordered a Pioneer Cylinder and some blanks and will let you all know once I've tested them unless someone else can answer before me.
  11. A customer has brought in the ignition for the above (still attached to the yoke!) in the hopes we can make a key to the ignition. The lock has a code on it which doesn't come up on any searches on Silca or Instacode. As a relatively new model to the UK I am struggling to get any information on this. The barrel is quite long so seeing the wafers is proving difficult too. Any help would be appreciated. 500P045 is the code stamped on the steering lock
  12. For current BS good quality, I would use Union 3G114E or Union 2134Es, but they won't look as fancy as Banham.
  13. I have the one made by City Safe. Probably only cut about 5 keys before I brought the new Miracle S10 to go on the van. I'm at the show next weekend. Cost me £600 inc VAT. Open to offers.
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