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1st April 2020 Issue no. 501
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Tradelocks introduce the next generation of Genuine Lishi Tools - T3
The new tools are a completely different concept to their Nightvision predecessor. They are made with a high quality, titanium based coating, and with an anti-glare, matt black finish for the best performance possible. T3 tools have been made with strength and quality in mind to tackle the trickiest of locks, making them the perfect tool for the most professional locksmith.
Every aspect of their design has been researched and well thought out, from the materials used to the colour of their finish and even their coding. It took 4 years of dedicated tool development, trials and persistent testing to get them fit for purpose - but finally T3 is born.
Tradelocks MD, David Jennings explains the idea behind T3. "These tools use the most advanced coating technology and have been designed for the most committed auto locksmiths. The coating is a mixture of the highest quality titanium and other metals, creating a durable and strong outer layer. As we know Titanium is known for its strength, which is why these picks and decoders are tougher than any other tools on the market. They are the perfect choice for older, trickier locks and the outer layer has been designed to slide smoothly into a lock to create minimal friction when working - for even easier use.
T3 Tools promise to not only be stronger and smoother for picking but also easier to read with an anti-glare finish and a high contrast grid - for easy reading even at night.
David Said, "The pure, black, matt finish was chosen for its practicality and anti-glare properties."
"Originally, plans adopted a gold titanium finish to the tools, but we rejected the idea in the end as the gold showed up scratches and was too reflective - making it difficult to work with. A jet black tool, with a matt surface was the most practical idea and durable; and by adding a clear white grid, the information can be easily read."
The tools adopt an anonymous coding system so customers can't see which pick is used on the job. David explained why the T-code system was introduced.
"We listen to our customers, in all of the 25 countries we export to, and many expressed concerns over their own customers knowing what tools they were using, as picks are labelled and easily seen when a locksmith is working.
"As a response to this, the T-code system was introduced. Each tool is given a 'T-code' for example 'T1' or 'T2' and this, instead of the actual pick name, is engraved onto the tool. With only the grid and the T-code visible, it would be very difficult for anyone else to know what tool you are using whilst at work. But don't worry, this won't affect your work, as each T3 tool comes with a compact case which labels both the lock and the T-code - so you will still be able to find which tool you need for a job and quickly!"
Finally David explains, why T3? "T3 stands for Tough, Technically Advanced Tools. In this industry your tools are as important as your skills, and auto locksmiths and security specialists need the best. T-code tools by Genuine Lishi are the most up to date picks and decoders on the market; they are sturdy, durable and deliver the absolute best performance."
For more information on T3 Tools by Genuine Lishi, go to: www.tradelocks.co.uk
7th September 2016