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(1245) Locksmith Nick’s Challenge


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My vises are made by Panavise, a U.S. Company.  The one with the wide jaws is the model 350.  The smaller one is the model 301. Both have the 312 Base mount – www.panavise.com


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  1. i think the key pin and driver pin both fit in the core and the spring was the binder. Thats how the spring broke and was pulled. This would not be a problem if using the key before picking.

  2. I think I left a comment on a different one that I intended here. SO, I will try this again! The Spectre set looks very interesting. I do like the longer length, but the height of the handle concerns me too. They look like they would be difficult to hold the orientation. However, most of these look like they would be used in raking or rocking, and in this use, the small height would seem to assist in rapid rocking and raking with the key assisting with the orientation. I hope I got this in the right place this time.

  3. How can that be?
    Even if the spring broke off the bottom part should not be able to pass the pin.
    Was the spring stretched out and the pin inserted inside of it?
    Was the pinner-upper not at his wit's end?

  4. I knew almost nothing about lock picking before watching your vids, now for some reason i cant stop watching them hehe, a very zen feeling watching u pick the locks.. oh, by the way, whats with the name bosnian bill, slovenian here.. just wondering

  5. Just a thought Bill. Stack the normal top of the key way tensioners together and stick em in when they do this. You got different thicknesses and probably 300 of those things around.


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