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(1111) American 5300 Picking Tips


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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. Good work ! I often find “Road Kill” locks that have been lost. I have found puck locks and many disk and master locks.
    I clean them up and make a key for them if they still work and give them away to new pickers or the local Locksport group. Some I have to cut into to get the fixed and I try to make crude cut-away locks to show how they work and can be picked. Lots of fun and very little cost.
    I too keep the good ones for my use after rekeying.
    Thanks for the videos….

  2. Love all your videos, but especially dig the more educational ones. I've got an American lock giving me troubles, so this was a good one for me.

  3. can you give tips for top of the keyway tensioning without a vice? I have a hard time using top of the keyway tensioners without a vice.

  4. There's a fence about 1/2 mile from me and someone has locked a Mul-T Lock C13 or c16 onto it. Annoys the hell out of me every time I go past it.

  5. I'm surprised that you found a lock outside with the rust/gunk on outside and didn't immediately spray it with WD-40 as a first step.

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