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TEK SCREWS TEK or drill screws are installed using a screw gun, driver, or drill driver. These screws have a drill bit type of tip that enables them to drill into metal. In many instances, this eliminates the need for a pilot hole, standard hole, and tap. TEK screws are available as sheet...


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TEK SCREWS

TEK or drill screws are installed using a screw gun, driver, or drill driver. These screws have a drill bit type of tip that enables them to drill into metal. In many instances, this eliminates the need for a pilot hole, standard hole, and tap. TEK screws are available as sheet metal screws or with 20 threads per inch. TEK screws are available as replacements for machine screws.

When installing hardware using TEK screws, make sure they are machine screw thread TEK screws.

FYI: KIRK KEY

If a customer brings a seven-pin tumbler key with the name "KIRK" into your shop and wants a duplicate made, the best thing to do is have your customer contact the company, Kirk Key Interlock, at 800-438-2442. Kirk Key Interlock also has a website: www.kirkkey.com. Order forms are available from the website.

These keys are used to operate an interlock, normally found on very large pieces of industrial equipment. Normally, three or more keys, which should mean three or more persons turning the keys, are required in order to start the equipment. This is done as a safety precaution.

HONDA UPDATE

Honda has changed the material content of its high security key blades. The new key blades do not contain lead. The result is these new blades are extremely hard, and are very tough to cut using standard key cutter bits. These new blades can be identified by the smoother and shinier finish. Warning: these new key blades can quickly dull standard cutters. Contact your key machine manufacturer for the appropriate replacement cutter.

MAILBOXES

Salsbury Industries manufactures and distributes a variety of mailboxes, lockers and related products. Mailboxes are available as front and rear loading, in a number of different shapes and sizes. There are parcel lockers, drop boxes and data distribution systems. In addition, Salsbury Industries has a variety of locks available including five-pin tumbler locks, three-digit, single- dial combination locks, thumb latch, and U.S.P.S. locks.

For more information, contact Salsbury Industries, 1010 East 62nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90001-1598. Telephone: 800-624-5269. Fax: 800-624-5299. Website: www.mailboxes.com.

NEW FROM HYUNDAI

The 2006 Hyundai Sonata NF is now at dealerships. The cost of the replacement ignition lock at the dealership is over $300. A full set of locks is more than $370. The code series is F0001-F2500. This new 10-cut lock mechanism uses a very thick blade, double-sided key. This probably limits its ability to being cut only on motorized key machines. At this time, there are no aftermarket key blanks.

NEW KEYING KIT

ASP has introduced the A-41-152 Combo Keying Kit for 2003-up General Motors vehicles. This keying kit contains six sets of wafer tumblers and three different shaped springs. The vehicle models whose lock can be combinated using this kit include:

2005Buick Terraza
1997-onCadillac Catera
2004-onCadillac SRX
2004-onChevrolet Aveo
2005Chevrolet Cobalt
2004-onChevrolet Colorado
2004-onChevrolet Malibu (excluding Classic)
2005Chevrolet Uplander
2004-onGMC Canyon
2005Pontiac G6
2003-onPontiac Grand Prix
1988-93Pontiac LeMans
2005Pontiac Montana SV6
2005Saturn Relay

For more information, contact your local locksmith wholesaler or ASP Inc., P. O. Box 10 Redmond, WA 98073-0010. Website: www.carlocks.com.

YALE OCCUPANCY INDICATOR

Yale Commercial Locks and Hardware has introduced an optional occupancy indicator for the Yale mortise privacy and bathroom function locks. The occupancy indicator is the size of a mortise cylinder mounted onto the exterior of the door. When the deadbolt is retracted, the word "Vacant" is displayed on the indicator. When the deadbolt is extended, the word "Occupied" is displayed.

The occupancy indicator can be order with a mortise lock or as a separate kit. When ordering a Yale 8802(FL) privacy mortise lock or 8862(FL) bathroom mortise lock, include "IND" in the option section. This indicator can be retrofit onto Yale 8802(FL), 8862(FL), and 8702(FL) privacy function mortise locks. When ordering the kit separately, the model number is IND-K. Be sure to include the desired finish.

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