Art Misiewicz never intended to become a locksmith. He was attending college with plans to become a teacher and answered a newspaper ad for a part-time job. The job was at A&A Door Check and Lock, a successful business owned by a legendary character named Joe Zastrow. Joe Zastrow wrote several...
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Art Misiewicz ‘s Emergency Tool box
• Tool box is plastic (won’t mar or scratch any surface)
• Universal screw driver with removable, changeable tips
• Safety glasses
• WD-40 spray can (tube shortened to fit under cover cap)
• Six-inch pieces of electrical and duct tape fastened to cover
• Small rag
• Medium-sized adjustable wrench
• Set of ball hex wrenches
• #3 Philips screw driver with square handle
• ps screw driver with extra long handle
• Needle nose pliers
• 1/8” Allen wrench with handle
• End cutters
• Medium sized square file
• Rose tightening tool for Corbin-Russwin 3600 locks
• Rose tightening tool for Schlage lever locks
• Schlage “D” wrench
• Driver tool to position lugs in IC core cylinders
• LCN door closer wrench
• Norton door closer wrench
• Probe for installing rubber door silencers
• Offset Phillips screw driver
• Mini rat tail file
• Half round file
• Small assortment of cylinder cams
• Small roll of yellow “danger do not enter” tape
• Homemade mini pin kit
Eight to 10 of NMSU's 88 buildings have electronic locks, with more on the way, especially for buildings' exterior doors.