The Prestigious and Powerful Porcine Prelate
Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:59 am
Location: West Mids, UK
Squelchtone wrote:hi huxleypig,
I have 2 questions. If you have evered used Jaakko's tool to open an ABUS, does the friction suddenly go away when you have a disc's true gate in the correct position under the sidebar while picking an Abloy with your pick? and when only 1 disc is keeping the Abloy lock still locked, does the tool give some rotation on the tension ring, or is it all or nothing in terms of a slight rotation?
Thank you, and kudos on the nice work and being mentioned on Blackbag!
Yes, I've used Jaakko's Abus pick and it is similar. When in the true gate you get more wobble and it does get a little easier to wobble that disc around. It's pretty obvious after a while.
Regarding rotation, yes it does move round when you are getting close, moreso when very close. The closer you get to picking it the more the sidebar bites down onto the discs. When only 1 or 2 discs away it becomes difficult to move the discs at all (they wobble within their gates (less so for false gates) but getting them out of their gates at all becomes harder and harder) without coming off the tension a little. In fact, this aspect of picking Abloy Classic lead me to change the design of the tensioner a little.