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Post Wed May 23, 2018 2:35 am

Re: What have you picked today

I been trying this technique for awhile and have attempted it on three different locks. For some reason it worked just now. I used two rows of small magnets attached to a toothpick via heat shrink. I jiggled the magnetic toothpick before picking the pins and than insert it again after each individual pin was set. I can feel the magnets in the lock move when the tooth pick is inserted but the lock gave no indication when they are set.

Miracle Magnetic
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Magnetic Toothpick Jiggler and key
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adi_picker

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Location: Australia

Post Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:58 am

Re: What have you picked today

Sargent and Greenleaf 833 - 6 Pin Biaxial MIL Restricted profile

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Take that Uncle Sam!

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Take that, obscure British lockmaker!

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adi_picker

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:34 am

Re: What have you picked today

Wow! Schooled on Squire, thanks Peter.

Medeco Padlock

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S&G 826 - Medeco Core

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Both of these locks were a good challenge for me, but particularly the Medeco branded one at the top, as it was quite worn, and came to me with no key, meaning there was definitely no rotations preset. Took me a good few days of picking on and off to really get the hang of rotating the pins, especially out of false gates, which I guess I hadn't actually encountered all that much in my previous Medecos until these two padlocks. The S&G wasn't as bad, with only 4 pins requiring rotation, but due to the more restrictive keyway I stopped and made a thinner version of my DCAP lifter to fit between the wards. Overall a good day, definitely feel I have a a better handle on rotation now!

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adi_picker

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Post Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:34 pm

Re: What have you picked today

More Medecos!

5 Pin Classic, slightly restricted profile.
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Thanks go to GreenGrow for this beaut!

5 Pin BiAxial
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New style, 3 spools, 2 ASSA barrels.

50 series Padlock
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These have a Cam style core from what I can tell, although I haven't been able to figure out how to disassemble it just yet. If anyone could enlighten me, it would be awesome. I don't buy locks for their collect-ability, but I really do like the patina on this one :)

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