Welcome to the Toool website
Toool is the The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers, a growing group of enthusiasts interested in locks, keys and ways of opening locks without keys. On this site you will find information about us getting together to practice our skills, about the conventions and championships we organize and lots and lots of information about our hobby. Toool presently has chapters in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.
This website is in English because most of the information on it is in English and because we found that the majority of our visitors is not from the Netherlands.
The Amsterdam and Eindhoven chapters of Toool both meet every two weeks. Please check the gatherings page for more information. This is the dutch Toool website, but there is also Toool USA. They have their own website at www.toool.us.
Interested in the latest lock related news and lockpick tricks? Visit BlackBag, a weblog by Barry Wels (president of Toool).
Toool member Han Fey is a lock expert and collector that boasts a large and varied collection of locks. He also writes technical articles about locks, as you will see here.
- Michael Huebler: A detailed technical analysis (Image:The New Master Lock Combination Padlock V2.0.pdf) about a new and unique combination padlock from Master Lock, named "1500iDCOL ONE" in Europe and "1500iD Speed Dial" in the USA. And a visualizer application (Image:MhVisualizer V2.0 p.swf) that will help you to understand the lock's mechanism even better. Both files have been updated for HAR2009 with some major enhancements and corrections. The topic is also being discussed on BlackBag and in a podcast.
- Michael Huebler: The Fichet F3D High Security Lock Mechanism – An Inside View. (Image:The Fichet F3D High Security Lock Mechanism.pdf) - A paper about a very interesting French lock with huge 3D-milled keys. The paper was first presented at LockCon #04 (October 2011, Sneek, NL).