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What's the next step up?

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Jinglesanator

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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 1:53 am

What's the next step up?

I have been able to successfully been able to pick a master 3 and the brinks high (not max) security is a little to hard 4 my skill level. I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion.

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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:22 am

Re: What's the next step up?

hmm, well personally i would go for something schlage cylinder or something like a master 140 which contains maybe 1 security pin.

i'm not really sure what locks you have available to buy where you are but something along of the lines of not to easy but not to hard and with at least one security pin.

either that or you could just buy another master 3 with a different bitting and keep practising with that and getting your oppening time shorter and shorter and by that time you'll be so used to the feel of your picks and the pins of the lock you'll advance very quickly.

thats the best advice i could give you.

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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:46 am

Re: What's the next step up?

I agree, if you can't find any a step up just buy a new biting.

I know it may seem funny but a good step up could be any 5 or six pin tumbler. Get the extra pins down and then move up to securities. That way you learn how to feel normal pins quite well. Then, once you know how to feel them and get them nice, move up to higher security locks with one or two securities in them. Then just go ever upward. :D
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:13 am

Re: What's the next step up?

thanks guys!
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:19 am

Re: What's the next step up?

Try to SPP a Brinks 50 mm or one of the adjustable long shackle locks (also Brinks). You'll get a good feel for the pins.
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:26 am

Re: What's the next step up?

I recomend buying a abus 55/40, it is a good second step. One or two secutiy pins, 4 pins.
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Post Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:47 am

Re: What's the next step up?

i actually say that before going for good locks with really good cut spools, buy some cheep china locks form like a hardware store that has securities. they are poorly cut so they arent as hard as normal spools, but are still a little harder than standard drivers.
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Post Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:34 am

Re: What's the next step up?

My stepping stones were good ol' Master Lock #140's. All security pins, but very loose tolerances. Like an exaggerated version of what to expect in the future. These are my comfort pile. Brinks are just a smidge tighter.

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