Post Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:09 pm

Squire Combination Padlock

Not exactly picking, but ...

I have this padlock (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ikUHhwd4q8) and I have a method opening it, which I did not find online, so I want to let know you about it. The one I could find is shown here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kfpx440Mwg . But my padlock can be decoded without any tension which makes it so much more comfortable. I noticed that a wheel can be pushed in further at the correct number than on any other. So it is possible to test each wheel (I start at the shackle side) until there is this most noticeable movement in the wheel, then push the button and it is open. I can open my lock with four wheels in about 20 to 40 seconds with this method.
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