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Before you go bragging about opening a lock...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:44 pm
by cyrano138
...check to make sure it's not 0-bitted. I'd opened this a while back and put up some pictures and, for some reason, this lock was still pretty tough to pick, but I'm pretty sure the fact that all the key pins and driver pins are the same length means this lock is not technically a lock and could have been opened with a blank. Sure enough, when I put a half-diamond in upside down and pushed the pins all the way up, it opened. I'm a moron. I originally intended to post this to show what's inside the core that says "700 patented".

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Re: Before you go bragging about opening a lock...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:06 pm
by mech
lol oh well! at least you got it open :)

Re: Before you go bragging about opening a lock...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:32 pm
by mdc5150
You still picked it blind. Also if you SPP'd the lock even if it was zero bitted you would have had to go through the binding order. No shame in that.

Re: Before you go bragging about opening a lock...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 4:44 pm
by clearmoon247
plus it has spool pins, so you got that going for you.

Re: Before you go bragging about opening a lock...

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:07 pm
by cyrano138
:slam: No worries.

I just thought it was pretty funny because, out of the three Abus's I own, I had the most trouble picking this one. Thought I'd share. :cool:

Re: Before you go bragging about opening a lock...

PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:28 pm
by jailersmith
Some rekeyable padlocks come with zero bitting. Why? So the locksmith can use a blank to open, then rekey to the customer's key.