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arrgee
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Picking locks

Postby arrgee » Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:43 pm

My daughter inadvertently locked herself out of the house a few weeks ago so my son in law bought a lock picking set in case it happened again and as he is an engineer is now very interested in how all locks work. I have a Saxony allwin that had a 'locked' lock, so asked him to pick it for me - to my surprise he opened it in 25 seconds, good news - now the bad news, he went on to pick our house lock in 90 seconds ! He said that the majority of eurolocks are very easy to pick, but are even easier to snap off !!

New high security locks all round on our house now.
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Re: Locks

Postby 13rebel » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:28 pm

May we know which set your son in-law chose, as there are different ones available and his may be a particularly good type and make? Thanks.

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Re: Locks

Postby ddstoys » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:15 pm

Sadly locks only keep the honest people out.

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Re: Locks

Postby arrgee » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:54 pm

13rebel wrote:May we know which set your son in-law chose
'Goso' from Amazon, and reasonably priced too.
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Re: Locks

Postby 13rebel » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:31 pm

Thanks Arrgee.

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Re: Locks

Postby coppinpr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:29 pm

Most allwin style locks are quite easy to pick but some are not, bandits harder and I can't get the hang of barrel locks at all. These practice boards that feature four different style of lock with the locks cut away at the rear so you can see what happens inside as you try to pick the lock are very helpful. Transparent locks are also available.
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Re: Picking locks

Postby melons 1 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:34 pm

New to here but if you have any lock problems let me know as I have been a locksmith since I learnt my craft 35 years ago.

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Nia

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Re: Picking locks

Postby coppinpr » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:19 pm

your lock expertise would be VERY useful to members on the forum, can you make keys for locks without the original key (something we often need but cant get) !THUMBS!

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Re: Picking locks

Postby badpenny » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:16 pm

Welcome to the forum melons 1, good to have you here.
Any general insight you could give us on this subject would be great.

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Re: Picking locks

Postby treefrog » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:35 pm

Oh how I could have needed help yesterday, had to drill out a Zeiss lock on a Beromat.....my god these things are tough, after breaking 3 drill bits, finally got through....I gave no thought on even attempting to pick the lock :cry:


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