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How do you deal with some tricky paracentric locks?

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tpark

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Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:45 am

How do you deal with some tricky paracentric locks?

How do you guys deal with some of the more difficult keyways? Some of the Trioving and Ruko locks are giving me grief, and I haven't been able to open them. Also, I have a Best WB keyway core that I haven't been able to open - it doesn't have horrible bitting or anything, it's just that I lack the skill to open it. I don't think it's for lack of tools either. Do you guys have any hints on how to deal with hard keyways? The Trioving is full of those trampoline pins, I'm sure that's not helping.
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Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:03 am

Re: How do you deal with some tricky paracentric locks?

For me it's a combination of very short hook and sideways dimple like picking with med hook.
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Post Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:29 pm

Re: How do you deal with some tricky paracentric locks?

I agree with the sideways dimple like picking, but I use a half diamond with a thin shaft.

Good luck :)
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Post Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:26 am

Re: How do you deal with some tricky paracentric locks?

Thanks for your help - I have also tried curving the end of the pick so I can lift the pins.

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Post Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:38 am

Re: How do you deal with some tricky paracentric locks?

I have not played with it in awhile but i still have not got that Best Wb core open that you sent me. dimple pick is a great idea, ill try that.
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Post Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:21 pm

Re: How do you deal with some tricky paracentric locks?

It really depends on the lock, some locks do require thinking outside of the box and possibly making specific pics but my go-to pick is a Peterson Hook #7. I have it in .015 and .018 and so far it has severed me very well.

If you havent tried that picks, I suggest getting one asap cause apparantely Peterson made this hook in error, their initial hook 7 is not what it is now so once the supplies end, that will be it. That is what I heard and since I really love that pick I ordered a few of each size. I also do believe it because my last order of the 7 arrived a short chubby hook the size of a standard hook with rounded tip, after speaking with them, they confirmed it was an error and after pointing them to their website pic they sent me the right ones.
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Post Tue Sep 13, 2016 6:40 pm

Re: How do you deal with some tricky paracentric locks?

Following up on PG's post about the 7 hook (advice with which I agree), you might want to take a look at this video that I posted a while ago that discusses how to deal with many paracentric keyways.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTc1srjQUVw

That video will not help with the REALLY absurd stuff like the WB keyway, but the technique I use in this video (featuring the CISA SP/Abus XP-1 Keyway) may help on lock like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yutzdt0OaQY

Good luck.
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