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kevin at tradelocks does 3 days on lishi , the 3rd day he does the more difficult tools like new vag , new va6 , mercedes , day 2 is the twin lift tools and day one the single lift simplest tools , he does a decent few days to give you some basic understanding of the locks and the tools and help to develop your feel and use of them , hes a helpful and nice bloke . you can do part of this or all 3 days .

he doesnt have time to cover every tool and every lock but does covers all designs of tool that you will see , edge key , laser track , pin tumbler , door and ignition , single lift , twin lift and quad lift tools , with the intention of giving you the knowledge and understanding to practice and perfect your skills when you leave.

 

i taught myself as there was no training at that time and i am better at it for this, ive always been a take it apart and figure it out type and devising my own processes based on lock and tool , for me this is the best way to learn , you cant beat time and practice and developing feel and an understanding for lock and tool . although training is a shortcut with tips and hints etc , you wont leave any training competent  , this takes time and practice and as with anything there is a world of difference between sitting in comfort in a training room picking well picked good condition locks , to kneeling in the rain picking a lock thats never been used with a key on a car .

ive been playing with these tools since before they went on general sale , despite this i still practice daily and still meet new challenges on a regular basis where a file or different approach is necessary .

 

so train if thats your chosen route , it helps and is a short cut but it doesnt replace the need to practice and this is ongoing , as this is the only true route to competence .

 

hand outs , books and guides are useful reference material and menu jogs , but only dedicated practice will hone your feel and skills.

 

the reason i stress you wont leave competent , is because this is a fact , so many believe they will be experts after a short training sesion and cant understand why they are not , whats important from training is you gain an understanding of lock and tool , how their built and how they work , develop feel and gain the knowledge to practice and perfect the skill , the more you practice and commit the quicker it all falls into  place , some take to it quickly others take longer , it becomes a personal journey but a fun and pleasurable one .

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kevin at tradelocks does 3 days on lishi , the 3rd day he does the more difficult tools like new vag , new va6 , mercedes , day 2 is the twin lift tools and day one the single lift simplest tools , he does a decent few days to give you some basic understanding of the locks and the tools and help to develop your feel and use of them , hes a helpful and nice bloke . you can do part of this or all 3 days .

he doesnt have time to cover every tool and every lock but does covers all designs of tool that you will see , edge key , laser track , pin tumbler , door and ignition , single lift , twin lift and quad lift tools , with the intention of giving you the knowledge and understanding to practice and perfect your skills when you leave.

 

i taught myself as there was no training at that time and i am better at it for this, ive always been a take it apart and figure it out type and devising my own processes based on lock and tool , for me this is the best way to learn , you cant beat time and practice and developing feel and an understanding for lock and tool . although training is a shortcut with tips and hints etc , you wont leave any training competent  , this takes time and practice and as with anything there is a world of difference between sitting in comfort in a training room picking well picked good condition locks , to kneeling in the rain picking a lock thats never been used with a key on a car .

ive been playing with these tools since before they went on general sale , despite this i still practice daily and still meet new challenges on a regular basis where a file or different approach is necessary .

 

so train if thats your chosen route , it helps and is a short cut but it doesnt replace the need to practice and this is ongoing , as this is the only true route to competence .

 

hand outs , books and guides are useful reference material and menu jogs , but only dedicated practice will hone your feel and skills.

 

the reason i stress you wont leave competent , is because this is a fact , so many believe they will be experts after a short training sesion and cant understand why they are not , whats important from training is you gain an understanding of lock and tool , how their built and how they work , develop feel and gain the knowledge to practice and perfect the skill , the more you practice and commit the quicker it all falls into  place , some take to it quickly others take longer , it becomes a personal journey but a fun and pleasurable one .

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