We’ve added 3 tubular key bitting specifications to our Key Bitting Specifications Tool. They are:
- Fort GEM Tubular
- Junkunc Brothers (Old American) Tubular
- Van Lock 7
We’ve added 24 new images to the Exploded Views page in the Tools section. These images encompass 40 unique models for the Corbin Russwin ML2000 series mortise lock. As was the case with the Sargent 8200 and Schlage L series exploded views, each exploded view contains the manufacturer’s part numbers.
We have launched the tubular lock section of the Key Bitting Specifications page with the following key bitting specifications:
In the coming weeks and months, we will add more tubular key bitting specifications. These additions will include:
We have added two new worksheets to our Pinning and Decoding Worksheets Tool. Both worksheets are for Corbin Russwin’s Access 3 platform.
The first worksheet is a pinning worksheet for Corbin Russwin Access 3 conventional cylinders. This worksheet contains a pinning chart and combinating rules for Access 3 KIK/KIL, mortise, and rim cylinders.
The second worksheet is a pinning worksheet for Corbin Russwin Access 3 large format interchangeable cores (LFIC). This worksheet contains a pinning chart and combinating rules for Access 3 large format interchangeable cores.
The Access 3 is still a relatively new platform, debuting sometime between 2013-2014. It is analogous to the Sargent Degree platform, in fact, they’re practically identical. For more information, see the Access 3 Technical Manual in our Library.
We’ve added a Falcon .025″ key bitting specification to our Key Bitting Specifications Tool. It is available under the ‘Pin Tumbler’ tab. This is a relatively uncommon key bitting specification. It does not apply to the keyways that Falcon has listed in their keying system manuals: E, F, G, H, J, K, L, N, P, or R. Instead, it applies to CP, M, and Q, for example.
We still have many key bitting specifications in the work; they are, without a doubt, the most popular item on our website. Soon, we plan to debut tubular key bitting specifications. Stay tuned!
We’ve added a key bitting specification for Schlage’s 29 SL platforms to our Key Bitting Specifications Tool under the “High Security” tab. This key bitting specification covers:
We have added 18 files to our Antique Lock Literature Tool. Manufacturers represented in the newest batch of files include:
The full list of the files are as follows:
We have updated the Door Closer Footprint Comparison Chart in the Tools Section. We’re now at Version 4.0 with 41 manufacturers/brands represented across 34 unique footprints and 289 unique models.
As always, footprints are organized by horizontal center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. If multiple footprints exist with the same horizontal center-to-center measurements, they are further organized by vertical center-to-center measurements, smallest to largest. Manufacturers/brands are organized alphabetically. Column A is freeze paned for the included footprints. Row 1 is freeze paned for the included manufacturer/brands. This means that as you narrow down a specific model/models or manufacturer/brands, this information stays locked in your screen. This allows you to quickly find information.
We’ve added a key bitting specification for Mul-T-Lock’s Classic and Interactive platform to our Key Bitting Specifications Tool under the “High Security” tab.
Mul-T-Lock’s Classic platform introduced a revolutionary telescoping dimple design to the industry in the 1970s. This design utilizes a dimple key which uses inner and outer key cuts to interact with corresponding inner and outer bottom pins. When the Classic’s patent expired in 1994 it’s successor, the Interactive, was introduced. The Interactive improved on the Classic’s design with the debut of the “interactive element”. This interactive element, per LockWiki.com, is “a moving element in the key [used] to raise a pin stack higher than physically possible by a traditional key.”
The success of the Classic and Interactive platforms was immediate and widespread. Classic and Interactive keys and locks can be found all over the world and both platforms, while no longer carrying active utility patents, are still in production today. They are especially popular in Israel, Canada, and the United States.