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    Default Where do I find one of these???

    I have seen this tool only in pictures and in the pockets of a couple FDNY guys...
    It is a pair of channel lock pliers with the ends machined out into forcible entry keys for through the lock entry (Kerry key) I believe.
    I know this is probably something that is done aftermarket... but in the off chance, does anyone know where this tool can be purchased commercially?


    Thanks for any help.

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    It is home made, and doesn't take much skill to make.

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    Anyone have a picture?????????

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    I love to see a picture of the thing. I may be able to make one for my self.

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    Yeah alot of our guys carry them. Send me $100.00 and I'll make you a pair!! Just kidding, they're very easy to make

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    Default I have a picture of one posted...

    I posted a picture of the pliers I am talking about on my personal website, since its also a personal business site, I can't post the address here.

    Email me if you would like the link and I will certainly send it along, my infinite wisdom only extends so far... I haven't figured out how to add a picture to a reply in the forum yet.

    Thanks

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    here's a poor picture
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    It looks like the one in firstdueart's home page.


    Question to the brothers in NY, why was it modified? What type of lock is it used on?

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    Lets try it this way.

    Didn't work.


    Sorry


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    CaptOldTimer, it came up as an invalid attachment

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    These replicate the 5/16ths tool and key tool that come with the K-Tool. It has been a standard practice as long as some of the senior men in my house can remember.

    These are used when forcing the mortised tubular deadbolts found in aluminum framed glass doors. Such as those found in taxpayers. It is done using the Through-the-Lock method. The Truck officer uses his tool and either the can-man or Irons-man sets it by tapping it on. Then the cylinder is forcibly removed. Using the bent key tool you can then move the throw bolt and enter like a gentleman.
    (you might also be able to use the pliers to unscrew the cylinder by breaking the set screw.

    The straight handle is a 5/16ths key for rim locks and fox locks or can be made into a flat key like a screwdriver. I've seen both.

    I helped make one of these with a guy in the Truck a few weeks ago. All it takes is a torch, bucket of water, hammer, Anvil and/or metal bench. Also a little tape to replace the grips that will melt off.

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    Originally posted by protomkv
    CaptOldTimer, it came up as an invalid attachment


    Yeah I know. Also, I went back and edited the post by removing it. Sorry.

    If you look on his web page, it has agood picture of it.

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