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jupiter11d7

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Post Mon Apr 14, 2014 5:44 pm

Re: What have you picked today

Got a Master 570 in the mail today. Got it picked open, the "dead core" made tension control especially important and gave the spools a different feel. Fun lock to pick.
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Post Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:39 pm

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Nice picking Marduk and Jupiter.
Great to have a place to share your conquests.
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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:31 am

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Nice job guys.

jupiter11d7 - I know I bag Master locks but some of them put up quits a fight - well done.

Marduk28 - What picks did you use on the Joujans? and keep up the photos - really enjoy seeing all these Asian locks. :hbg:
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Marduk28

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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:51 am

Re: What have you picked today

Thanks!!

I'll try to get more pics and video!

I recently bought a set of GOSO dimple picks here for super cheap so thought I would pick them up. To be honest they are not that good, I had to spend a couple hours filing them down to be useful enough to pick. They do work well enough now though!

I am hoping that practicing on these Joujans will give me the skill to pick my MUL-T-lock Padlock soon! Wish me luck!
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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:13 am

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Marduk28 wrote:Thanks!!

I'll try to get more pics and video!

I recently bought a set of GOSO dimple picks here for super cheap so thought I would pick them up. To be honest they are not that good, I had to spend a couple hours filing them down to be useful enough to pick. They do work well enough now though!

I am hoping that practicing on these Joujans will give me the skill to pick my MUL-T-lock Padlock soon! Wish me luck!


Lots of luck to you! Heaping piles of luck! :)

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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:07 pm

Re: What have you picked today

jupiter11d7 wrote:Got a Master 570 in the mail today. Got it picked open, the "dead core" made tension control especially important and gave the spools a different feel. Fun lock to pick.


I agree! A very fun pick and it's a great lock for learning a little somethin' about tension.

I remember at the time I had a homemade tensor that I had left long... like 10" or so. lol
I could literally hang it there & the weight of it would do the work. Was a good illustration
actually. You could watch the handle go up with the counter-rotation as I lifted a spool...
then it would drop back down as it reached the shear line. The final pin would bring the
tensor up quite a ways, then the plug and tensor would swing down as the lock opened.

As far as I can tell, the 570 & 575 are the same lock... just made of different materials.
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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:17 pm

Re: What have you picked today

I agree tension is the key to picking the mul-t range also ! FALSE SET ! false set this is the binding pin at work

remove tension to the point of dropping all the other set pins and I find spending time setting the front pin and working down the stack pays off.

great work guys and great comms
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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:48 pm

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10ringo10 wrote:Cool a lot of people struggle with this tool but practise does make perfect ! now try the 8 disc jaguar tibbe


Noooo! Surely not Ringo? This tool has to be one of my favourite tools of all time (the 'centipede' Tibbe pick). I think it is pretty easy to get the hang of anyway but when you get proficient with it the Tibbe opens in no time at all. Like < 1 minute fast.

I love this tool. I would very much like to know who first invented it actually.
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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:47 pm

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huxleypig wrote: I think it is pretty easy to get the hang of anyway but when you get proficient


:agree: but have no idea who invented it hp
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Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:01 pm

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Have to confess - it was not me who invented it. :oops:

:P

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Post Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:49 am

Re: What have you picked today

I picked an American padlock last week. Don't remember if it was a 701 or 2000 series.

The secret is in the Graphite.

I think the Graphite gets in between the serrated and spool pins to make it pick like a normal pin.

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You leave my GRAPHITE alone!!!
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Post Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:01 am

Re: What have you picked today

Non-cutaway from Snowyboy. Don't know what brand of lock it is, but it is a pin-in-pin design with outer pins that are much smaller than Mul-T-Lock. Six pin channels, of which five pin stacks are pin-in-pin, and the final stack that looks to be for some sort of interactive key - probably spring loaded, as there is nothing inside the keyway below to push a moving part of the key upward. If you know what brand/model it is, please let me know!

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Post Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:16 am

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Hey Gordon,

I guess it's a MT5, and the last pin should be the "alpha spring" chamber.
You may check datagram MTL paper, it's a very interesting read.

Cheers :)
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Post Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:34 pm

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That makes sense. Have an MT5 euro profile, so I can compare.

Thanks Femurat!

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Post Wed Apr 16, 2014 3:21 pm

Re: What have you picked today

Here's a pic of a funky little lock I found recently. It's old, but works well enough I guess. No Idea what the S.S.B stands for!

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The shackle guards make it cut and shim resistant. I was not able to rake it open, but I did SPP it.

I made a short video of me picking it if anyone is interested: (Sorry for my rambling!)

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