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Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

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KokomoLock

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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:20 am

Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

Instructional video on how to shim a lock open.

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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:52 am

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Kokomo rocks!! Thanks for the video and shoutout!

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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:56 am

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nice vid thank's for the info
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:05 am

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Good stuff kokomo, this can be a real lifesaver and it's something everyone should learn to do :D

I use a pick even if I have a blank handy, force of habit... it's handy enough, I use the straight edge of the pick to lift everything as high as it'll go and lever the pins up and down with it.
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:14 am

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you should really make a "Locksmithing 101" playlist... it would be great for beginners to run thru them all without having to hunt thru all ur vids... that and make it easier to download for my library ;)
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:29 pm

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

Nice vid great info koko
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:32 pm

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Great vid ........may have to try that on a couple of locks here. :???: :???:
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:26 pm

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now i just need to find some shim stock! :) THANKS
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:45 pm

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Great video, that's exactly how it's done. Shims can be VERY sharp.
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Post Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:59 pm

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Thanks everyone. I took LSA's advice and made a playlist for the locksmithing 101 series and threw in my binding pin video and my impressioning videos. Here is a link to the playlist. http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6FAA070778F1219E
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Post Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:48 pm

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Really good job!
Is it Possible that Shimming also works on
Euro Profile Cylinders?
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Post Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:38 pm

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kamikaze wrote:Really good job!
Is it Possible that Shimming also works on
Euro Profile Cylinders?


If you can get to the back of the cylinder it will work. So for a Euro it would have to be a half Euro or one that was snapped or cut in half!!
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Post Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:11 pm

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Ok Kokomolock.
Thx for the Information!
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Post Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:10 pm

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Great trick with the RFID breakdown! I shim with picks not blanks. Thanks for the vid.
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Post Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:55 pm

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I wonder.. Is a strip of soda can aluminum the right thickness for doing this?
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