@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
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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