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(613) Abus 70IB/45 Padlock Picked Open (Thanks Vitaly!)


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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



  1. got my .018 Peterson bogata stuck in one today. they made the tips flat. the flat tip got stuck in the pin hole, when I oiled it a n wiggled it out had to round off the tips with a file and sandpaper

  2. Hi! I started picking locks a week ago and can spp a five standard pin padlock now. I have a lock just like this one and have tried to pick it for two days now but without any luck… When I get one of the pins to stay at the shear line another pin gets stuck and when I release the tension slightly to be able to pick the one that is stuck, the previous picked pin falls down again. I've tried to pick them in reversed order too but with same result. When one of the two pins gets picked the other one gets stuck. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for your videos, you rock! Best regards Peter 

  3. I just want to tell you thank you for all your great videos.  Also a friend gave me a cheep China 40mm lock. I picked it with a bobby pin I cut and made a hook out of half and a tension wrench out of the other half.

  4. Nice Bill and as you have demonstrated previously some of the master locks of similar design can be opened with a long pick and just operating the latching pin via the keyway, Are these well guarded in the Abus to prevent this type of attack?

  5. Request and question – 

    Please do a video on how to 'look at a key and know how many pins it is'

    And now for the question,  How much of an issue is it to have a poor fitting top of the keyway tension wrench?  I find that with my small peterson TOKW it works well on most locks, but when I get to American 5200,A100 series locks it only works with New padlocks, any used one I have I am getting zero feedback from it.  Is that important enough to invest in a fat peterson next?

    Working on a challenge lock to send back to you as a thanks for the M. Will be my first, so very interested in how it goes.

    And thanks again!

  6. Always very impressed with your picking skills Bill …. and your ever changing elaborate video intro's 🙂
    But I do have a concern with the general public watching these videos while not fully understanding the talent and years of practice it requires to do what you so easily do. Most people do not understand how much more difficult it would be for an average Joe to pick certain locks in real life, under stress and in often far less comfortable conditions.

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