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Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:20 am
by KokomoLock
Instructional video on how to shim a lock open.


Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:52 am
by edsmiley
:hbg:

Kokomo rocks!! Thanks for the video and shoutout!

Ed

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:56 am
by vision688
nice vid thank's for the info

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:05 am
by Solomon
Good stuff kokomo, this can be a real lifesaver and it's something everyone should learn to do :D

I use a pick even if I have a blank handy, force of habit... it's handy enough, I use the straight edge of the pick to lift everything as high as it'll go and lever the pins up and down with it.

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 7:14 am
by LocksmithArmy
you should really make a "Locksmithing 101" playlist... it would be great for beginners to run thru them all without having to hunt thru all ur vids... that and make it easier to download for my library ;)

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:29 pm
by uklockpicker
Nice vid great info koko

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:32 pm
by bouncer965
Great vid ........may have to try that on a couple of locks here. :???: :???:

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:26 pm
by macgng
now i just need to find some shim stock! :) THANKS

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:45 pm
by jailersmith
Great video, that's exactly how it's done. Shims can be VERY sharp.

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:59 pm
by KokomoLock
Thanks everyone. I took LSA's advice and made a playlist for the locksmithing 101 series and threw in my binding pin video and my impressioning videos. Here is a link to the playlist. http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=6FAA070778F1219E

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 6:48 pm
by kamikaze
Really good job!
Is it Possible that Shimming also works on
Euro Profile Cylinders?

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:38 pm
by KokomoLock
kamikaze wrote:Really good job!
Is it Possible that Shimming also works on
Euro Profile Cylinders?


If you can get to the back of the cylinder it will work. So for a Euro it would have to be a half Euro or one that was snapped or cut in half!!

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:11 pm
by kamikaze
Ok Kokomolock.
Thx for the Information!

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:10 pm
by Warder
Great trick with the RFID breakdown! I shim with picks not blanks. Thanks for the vid.

Re: Locksmithing 101 - Lock Shimming

PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:55 pm
by whizdumb
I wonder.. Is a strip of soda can aluminum the right thickness for doing this?