Safe Opening by Side Drilling

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Fri, Apr 30, 2010

Safe Opening Safe Opening by Side Drilling or Top Drilling Safe opening by side drilling or top drilling safes can often be the most efficient of safe opening methods. Other than safe lock manipulation, front drilling is often the preffered method of safe opening. When a safe lock failure requires that the safe be drilled, it does not necessarily mean you must approach the safe opening from the front. Safe opening by side drilling or top drilling may be your best safe opening method, depending on the safe lock and the construction of the safe.

Safe Identification GSA Class 6 Red Label Containers

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Fri, Apr 23, 2010

Identifying a Class 6 GSA Red Label Container First, let’s determine how would you identify a class 6 GSA Red Label Container. Safe identification can accomplished by identifying the external parts of the GSA container listed. Class 6 container drawer fronts will overlap the edge of the container body. If we look at the label on the control drawer, it will indicate to us wether we have a red label or black label container.

Class 6 GSA Red Label Container Safe Opening

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Fri, Apr 23, 2010

Class 6 GSA Red Label Container Safe Opening Safe Opening Techniques Is a Class 6 GSA Red Label Container safe opening difficult? It is not too difficult if you have performed a proper safe identification, use the right safe tools and use the proper safe opening techniques. You must first determine that you have a Class 6 GSA Red Label Container. Identify the external parts of the GSA container listed. Class 6 container drawer fronts will overlap the edges of the container body.

Safe Identification

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Sat, Feb 6, 2010

Safe Identification Safe Identification and Estimates for Safe Opening Safe Identification does bring to light that a picture truly is worth a thousand words. An expectation of many safe technicians to have an image of your safe in order to properly identify your safe and provide an estimate for a safe opening is not unreasonable. For safe identification purposes, it is helpful to be able to send an image of your safe in an email.

Amsec KPL 2000 Electronic Safe Combination Lock

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Sat, Feb 6, 2010

Amsec KPL 2000 electronic digital safe combination lock Changing from mechanical safe lock to electronic keypad safe lock The digital or electronic combination lock has often replaced the mechanical combination lock in new safes as standard equipment. The digital combination lock eliminates the need to rotate the dial to align the wheels of a mechanical safe combination lock and removes any need to remember which direction to turn a dial type safe combination lock.

Open That Safe

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Sun, Jan 31, 2010

TNT, nitroglycerin, safe crackers, MYTHBUSTERS… Safe work is very challenging for those of us who earn our livelihoods working on safes. For many folks, safes are a mystery and exciting for people to fantasize about what is required to open a safe that is locked. While I prefer not to use the term “crack” when speaking about safes, there will always be someone out there who jokingly refers to a safe technician as a safe cracker, so I hope this article will help you open your safe.

Safe Opening - Meilink Safe

Harold Fink, Locksmith, CRL CPS
Sun, Jan 31, 2010

Safe Opening - Meilink Safe Cam Punching Method Essential skills that an experienced safe technician should have: Knowing how to dial open a lock when manipulation is possible and is likely to be the most efficient method of entry. Knowing how to properly diagnose a malfunctioning lock. Knowing how to pull dials and when to pull dials on locks that allow pulling of the dial without damage to the lock. Knowing how to drill for drop in of the fence.