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(521) Schlage Honkin’ Big Padlock Picked & Gutted (Thanks EJLOCKPIX!)


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  1. I recently bought one of these to use for training purposes and out of the packaging it had 6 pins. 5 of the 6 bottoms were serrated (not pin 2 for some reason) and all the tops except pin 1 were spools. And like yours the first was steel but they also added (since you did this video) 2 more steel pins offset between 1 and 2 for added drill protection. Seems ideal for learning to pick spools.

    Always love watching and learning from your videos!

  2. Hi,

    firstly, thanks for all the great videos, I am trying to watch them all, but it will take a long time.

    With regard to this video, the name of the padlock is a German word which has several possible uses/meanings, you can see them listed here in English:-


    Also, the word should be pronounced in the following manner, I will write it in pseudo English for you:-

    "Schlarger" Not "Schlaeg" as you pronounce it.

    Like in "Porsche", you need to pronounce it as though there was an "r" at the end, "Porscher" for example, not "Porsch".

    In German, you need to pronounce all the letters generally, though the English "th" as in "the" for example, the "h" changes nothing except to make the "t" a bit harder….

    I hope this helps.

    Do keep up the really good work and many thanks from me personally.



    1. When I see the “Schlage”, I also assume it should have a German pronunciation, similar to SHLAH-kuh. But the founder of the company was American, and he’d probably anglified his name, so SHLAYGE would be correct in that sense. ABUS, however, is German, and should be pronounced AH-boos.

      As for “Porscher”: that might be true if you are referring to British English, which is what all you Germans learn. We Americans pronounce our Rs so “Porscher” would not be correct to us. I think the Germans should start learning American English.

  3. Have you ever communicated with a youtuber whose channel is named Demolition Ranch? He recently did a video showing how easy/difficult it is to shoot through locks.


    You might find it interesting. Maybe you could collab with him and send him a few more locks to test?
    Anyway, keep up the great vids!

  4. Good vid bill. I've been an avid watcher of your vids. I am just starting out. I ordered my first pick set two days ago! Learning a lot from you brother.

  5. The lessons are the best part! Your videos are packed with information, keep it up! Would like to see more that have to do with how to pin up different locks and such, Great videos as always.

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