Noobie question here,
Last night a woman friend asked me to open a lock she had on a cabinet.
it was a steel shackle and a round tube with five plastic wheels on it, letters, not numbers on it, I tried to insert a thin probe between the wheels, and discovered that just beneath the surface the wheels fitted into each other so no stiff tool could enter.
I tried pushing on the button on one end of the lock, to see if any wheel was looser than another, during the internal tensioning that pushing the the button would induce but got no results that I really trusted tried pushing in on the shackle and pulling out on it while turning numbers, no result but didn't try long enough,
Thought I remembered seeing this lock and that one could set the combination to a word or name, found scoty on the five wheels but it did not open when this was aligned with the two index notches, one on either end of the wheel pack.
so my question is how do I open this lock. What did I forget to do, how would harry sher bypass this,
oh and one end had a raised foot in the number tube where the shackle goes in so i figures that holds the shackle when its open I assumed the other end had a notch and groove in the shackle.
I put a shim in the end without the raised shackle foot just in case the lock could be snapped shut without the combination being set in the lock, but no result with the padlock pushin type shim though it went in quite deep
So my newbie question is how do I open this letter combination lock, Its not mine but the owner wants me to open it.
what would harry sher do
I know you guys got the answer