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    Been selling locks for 35 years.....my advice is don't watch any more videos !
    There is no task too simple for some people to complicate !



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    HAHA

    Nobody is SA is going to disassemble a lock to gain entry...just break the whole bloody door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prof View Post
    HAHA

    Nobody is SA is going to disassemble a lock to gain entry...just break the whole bloody door.
    Or burn the building, steal the roof, demolish entry with a stolen truck, use dynamite. Picking locks is for non SA beginners.
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    Padlocks are only usefull to keep honest people out...
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    A lock is there to keep an honest man out
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    There is a skeleton key for any pad lock. Won't mention it here, but can be found in any toolbox. 2 sec and its open and the scary part is it's virtually silent.

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    Those who wish to test their skills can order lock picks from China. Made too easy. I had to file keys to get them working. My son just ordered lock picks and bough locks to practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedge View Post
    There is a skeleton key for any pad lock. Won't mention it here, but can be found in any toolbox. 2 sec and its open and the scary part is it's virtually silent.
    Works well, yes.

    A cordless angle grinder is also quick and relatively silent


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko View Post
    Those who wish to test their skills can order lock picks from China. Made too easy. I had to file keys to get them working. My son just ordered lock picks and bough locks to practice.
    Very small and neat these days. Everyone should have a set, fits neatly into your wallet between SASSA card and parole ID....Name:  20181209_072019.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by duncang View Post
    Very small and neat these days. Everyone should have a set, fits neatly into your wallet between SASSA card and parole ID....Name:  20181209_072019.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedge View Post
    There is a skeleton key for any pad lock. Won't mention it here, but can be found in any toolbox. 2 sec and its open and the scary part is it's virtually silent.
    Two open ended spanners, say 13 and 14mm, depending on size of lock
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    Pop goes the lock.
    17 mm spanners work well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julius caesar View Post
    Two open ended spanners, say 13 and 14mm, depending on size of lock
    You can't break one of these that easily:



    I had to use an angle grinder, nothing else made a dent or any effect. Not even a 3 foot prybar. The only crappy part of these locks is that shaft: very difficult to unlock as the shaft has no grip on some models. I don't buy bronze padlocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    You can't break one of these that easily:



    I had to use an angle grinder, nothing else made a dent or any effect. Not even a 3 foot prybar. The only crappy part of these locks is that shaft: very difficult to unlock as the shaft has no grip on some models. I don't buy bronze padlocks.
    Yep this type is difficult to break
    These are also difficult to just break quickly


    Rest is generally very easy to break
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    Sad part is folk spend a fortune on those 2 types of good locks but forget to think about the hinges....
    Lots of hinges can be seperated by knocking the pin out with a 6" nail and a half brick.
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    I sell lots of padlocks and chains


    • 6 times out of ten the door is kicked in.
    • 4 times out of ten the lock is broken or cut.




    • The times the padlock is picked open is so small it hardly ever happens, its quicker to break than pick.


    The bigger the lock and chain only makes the owner feel safer, it takes just as long to cut a big or small lock with a bolt cutter or break.


    The one that scares me is how many people have standard doors locks, the one with the number on the key and the key is left in the open or you allow people to handle the key. R5 gets you a new key, no questions asked. (and insurance will not pay out due to no break-in.)

    please file the numbers off.

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    Too much brains required to pick..........
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