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KokomoLock

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Post Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:19 pm

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happykill

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Post Fri Jan 22, 2010 6:56 am

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really top notch work here, i really like these vids. I have watched them a couple times now and look forward to trying my hand at my american 1105's again now. *shakes his fist to serrated pins everywhere*
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uklockpicker

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Post Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:40 pm

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Excellent close ups :D This will help so many people :)
Thanks very much for taking time out to post this
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f1r3bug

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Post Fri Mar 19, 2010 7:01 am

Re: Picking Security Pins

Awesome videos. Thank you s much for posting these. I am barely starting to get into the different types of security pins and as of now they have been defeating me. This really cleared up alot of the questions that I had. One thing though, how are you maintaining such a delicate tension? I have been working on a brinks "high security" padlock for a few days now and I just cannot do it. Im learning how to use top of keyway tension but its still very hard.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
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bouncer965

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Post Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:10 am

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f1r3bug wrote:Awesome videos. Thank you s much for posting these. I am barely starting to get into the different types of security pins and as of now they have been defeating me. This really cleared up alot of the questions that I had. One thing though, how are you maintaining such a delicate tension? I have been working on a brinks "high security" padlock for a few days now and I just cannot do it. Im learning how to use top of keyway tension but its still very hard.
Thanks for any help you can provide!


Im quite a newbie to picking. A lot of the guys use windscreen wiper inserts with a twist in them so it has a little springiness in the tension wrench. I was and sometimes still am heavy handed on the tension wrench. Some locks ive picked im literally just touching the tension wrench with my finger but then others do need more. It really depends on the lock and its tolerances and what pins you are dealing with.

A lot of trial and error when it comes to picking locks. What works on one may not work on another..........perseverance is the key.
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BrownEyesUser

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Post Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:30 am

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I've seen these vids on YouTube before and I've tried it before and it worked!

Regarding maintaining delicate tension, I agree with the above poster regarding windscreen wiper inserts. I believe that it's the perfect material to use for homemade tension wrenches. They're strong enough to provide tension and prevent too much springs, but they're soft enough for a delicate touch.
Distrust and caution are the parents of security. - Benjamin Franklin
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Gtreg

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Post Sat Jun 18, 2011 1:37 am

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Thanks a lot koko great vids
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NosmanN20

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Post Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:58 pm

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Wow I've just picked the 5 pin euro cylinder I've been stuck on for weeks thanks to these videos :smile: awesome! Very good videos.
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verz

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Post Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:57 pm

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Great videos Thanks, kokomolock.
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KokomoLock

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Post Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:00 am

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verz wrote:Great videos Thanks, kokomolock.


No problem, glad you like them!! Let me know if you can think of any other videos I can do that could help!!
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verz

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Post Sat Nov 10, 2012 2:38 am

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KokomoLock wrote:
verz wrote:Great videos Thanks, kokomolock.


No problem, glad you like them!! Let me know if you can think of any other videos I can do that could help!!


yeah, I will.

I went over to your youtube and watch a few of those also, good stuff.. Very nice quality, I like how they are very clear with out back ground sound and easy to follow.
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baldy5000

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Post Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:05 am

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Hi Kokomolock-

I am new to this forum and very glad to see you are a member here. I have watched lots of your youtube vids, they have been great for me, a beginner in locksmithing. Looking forward to seeing all your tutorials!
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Post Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:20 am

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baldy5000 wrote:Hi Kokomolock-

I am new to this forum and very glad to see you are a member here. I have watched lots of your youtube vids, they have been great for me, a beginner in locksmithing. Looking forward to seeing all your tutorials!


Welcome, koko's vids rule.
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sparagmos

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Post Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:09 am

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Thanks for posting. It's hard to find good quality videos on the youtubes.
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Post Tue Oct 20, 2015 6:18 am

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Fourth pin is haunted.
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