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(362) Solex Disc Detainer Picked Open


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  1. Hi Bill,, sorry im totally new, the "Wrench Clockwise turn" part, is that the one named "Allen Key Bend". And this is not Solex, this is the fake version :)

  2. Adam, I have not seen the Gerda disc lock but if they are anything like the Abloy and have the same quality as the Gerda lock that I have, then I'd tend to believe their claim. Any lock can be picked but in some cases (like the Abloy), you are playing a game of statistics and hoping to get very, very lucky.

  3. But I was talking about their padlock's with disc cylinders. From look of the key I guess they have ordinary disc cylinders but GERDA claims their disc padlocks cannot be opened without key…

  4. Adam, No, I have a Gerda lock but have had no luck opening it. I still pull it out once a week or so to play with, but with 16 pins around a central shaft, it is extremely hard to pick and tension. Sorry.


  5. Can You pick some GERDA padlock with disc cylinder? GERDA is Polish lock manufacturer and they claim on their site that their padlocks with disc cylinder cannot be opened without key. I think they just didn't watch your videos…

  6. Randall, take a look at my videos #12 through 16. I went into quite a bit of detail of the innards and weaknesses. No, I like my current job MUCH better than being a locksmith.


  7. I think an engineering view opinion and explanation on how these work would be great. Your videos are very very good. you ever considered becoming a locksmith

  8. Great picking Bill my friend. I have a SOLEX 50mm pin tumbler padlock. Until now it was the only SOLEX lock I had seen. Love the video credits too mate, fantastic view :o))))

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