Home High Security and Challenge Locks (478) Vachette (Assa Abloy) Padlock Picked Open

(478) Vachette (Assa Abloy) Padlock Picked Open


LockLab is Fan funded!  Help pay for stuff to review, break and talk trash about, and maybe even give away when we’re done.  Join the Tribe!

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. Huge fan of the site. Passion as a motivator fuels far superior products than profit. That really shows in every aspect here.

    Here’s the question, Assa Abloy South Africa, I’ve been struggling to rake or rock a 50mm brass pad lock of theirs. Looks like the standard padlock configureation. Do you know if their are any security pins, or something else that might be frustrating my efforts in that particular lock? Is there possibly another method I should try on this toughly? Shim or bypass perhaps?

  2. why would assa abloy put their name on such a hunk of garbage 🙁 – even if they are the parent company, they should just leave a vachette name on there and not theirs. its always a possibility its a fake though. some chinese counterfeiters are better then others. some produce extremely well fakes of things like spyderco knives

  3. I like your video's on picking. Now  about one keying or rekeying cylinders of different  type of locks. Then show now to rekey lock were more then one can be use to open it. Thanks Jim

  4. I received this same very lock and made a a pick vid the other day of it. I was a little disappointed, just like yourself. Looks like a beauty though!

  5. Have any lock makers made a dual key lock with both keys having to turn at same time to synch if you will, hassle to use but seems like it would be more difficult to pick. General locks seems like garbage as far as pick resistance. 

  6. I think, lock manufacturing any country than Chinese security.. As Chinese, I think China is a cheap copycat manufacturing countries… We all need to be safe, so I love picking ,love you's video!!

Comments are closed.

WP Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com