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huxleypig

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Post Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:36 pm

Re: Van Locks

Good work ImSchatten360. If I'm not mistaken that's a vanamatic isn't it? That's exactly how I pick those too.

The 7 pin tubulars could also theoretically be used as a self impressioning tool too - if you take the face of a key you can use it to line the tubular pick tynes up nicely. I've tried this but I have not had any success with the technique.
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:46 am

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@huxleypig: I just looked up Vanamatic. Didnt know Vanlock has such a system. I bought my lock on ebay with two white keys. So I cant change anything. But nevertheless a nice toy. I will try to use the tip of the key in combination with the Klom tool. I really want it to work :akimbo:
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:18 pm

Re: Van Locks

ImSchatten360 wrote:@huxleypig: I just looked up Vanamatic. Didnt know Vanlock has such a system. I bought my lock on ebay with two white keys. So I cant change anything. But nevertheless a nice toy. I will try to use the tip of the key in combination with the Klom tool. I really want it to work :akimbo:


I have a few Vanamatic's and the colour on the key corresponds to what position the lock has been moved to. I don't have any change keys for mine either unfortunately. You can tell if it's a Vanamatic by 1) the amount of metal that forms the edge of the lock and 2) try picking it again but this time use different holes to tension/try to push the pins to different depths. If it's a Vanamatic then you will be able to pick it using many, many different pin combinations.

**EDIT** I forgot to mention it but I really wanted the technique to work too, the commercial pick works on the exact same principle of self impressioning but just using the pin chambers themselves to apply tension.
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Post Wed Jun 12, 2013 5:39 pm

Re: Van Locks

you can also buy the commercial pick which is ready available which i own about £500 £550
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Post Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:58 am

Re: Van Locks

In my opinion a regular tubular pick doesnt work. The wires are to thin for tensioning the lock. I guess you really need to modify it (wires that exactly fit in the holes). I dont really feel like doing it at the moment. The locks are just not common enough in Germany :-)
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