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phredt

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Post Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:25 am

Diamond Wire

Not, strictly speaking, a lock picking question, but i've noticed that many vendors that sell picks also sell diamond wire (example). I can definitely see how these would be useful, but i don't understand how you're supposed to use them. It's not like you can just grip the wire with your hands and saw. Does anyone have any advice on getting some sort of saw handle thing for holding the wire to use it?
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Anarchy_won

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Post Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:28 am

Re: Diamond Wire

you can use it as a broken key extractor.
I have some in my survival kit that I keep with my fishing gear. (i just wrapped one side with some electrical tape)
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MBI

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Post Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:16 pm

Re: Diamond Wire

If someone is tied up with rope, duct tape, cable ties/flexcuffs, it's one of several ways to zip through those types of restraints.
You could use it to help fashion other improvised tools.
Or spend 20 years filing through the bars of your cell...
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phredt

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Post Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:09 pm

Re: Diamond Wire

MBI wrote:Or spend 20 years filing through the bars of your cell...


I tried that once. It's not all it's cracked up to be.
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Post Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:38 pm

Re: Diamond Wire

You (I) can (have) also use it for cutting hardened steel, working on antique warded keys, deburring things including sorting out chips in crockery, and yes, even home dentistry. YMMV.

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