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(530) Lock Heaven Designed by Bill Croft!


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  1. Hi Bill. Does Bill Croft have a YouTube channel? I would like to ask him how he removed the paint in the letters on the W-Lok without scratching the body. Or do you have an idea?

  2. I'm sure you get asked all of the time but I'm really curious about what it is you do. I've watched the vast majority of your videos and you seem to be a lot deeper into the lock picking world than any other average locksmith/picker and the curiosity is killing me

  3. Wow- I guess if a lock uses spring-loaded pins, it can be picked !
    But it must be possible to make a key lock with a spring-loaded guard over the end of the keyway, that snaps into a groove in the key,
    that obscures most of the keyway when the key is fully inserted, and only then allows the lock to rotate.
    Maybe that would make picking impossible ? I guess that guard could be drilled out while picking, so as to be ineffective.
    THat T lock is very weird !

  4. You are the Houdini of lock picking!! I love to watch your videos! I am going to get a lock pick set soon, what would you recommend for a brand new beginner, what kind and brand please? What kind of lock should I get?
    Thank you, RJ

  5. i am having trouble with someone stealing my tools having purchased some medeco after watching your video on medeco now i have two locks im needing opened so i can re key with a medeco pinning kit i purchased if any one can help me open them or point me in the right direction would be great do you know anyone mr. bill

  6. After closer inspection I may retract my earlier statement, lol…
    I'm still not convinced, but that little piece on the body that skirts the rivet hole, looks suspiciously, mass manufactured…

    On the whole though, what a great little assemble of locks. The Master didn't even ruin it for me. I got a little scared looking at that ferocious biting on the Abus…[my phone hasn't learned "lock speak" yet so it inserted (no pun intended) "Anus" instead of" Abus", lol]. The W lock is a really bad ass lock from the looks of it, looks like a good competitor for S&G…

    Thanks for this very shiny video Bro…

  7. Bill, I had to stop the video in the middle of the "T lock" part, cuz I've gotta stick my 2cents in…
    I'm almost positive that whole lock is hand made! I haven't done any research (I'm about to) yet, but it looks too odd to not have a "label". The key is definitely homebrew and although the lock itself has what seem to be, "tight" tolerances, it has the look/feel of "Homebrew" all over it…

    Ps. I was positive that keyhole was just a letter T that you had drawn on the side with a magic marker, I was flabbergasted when you stuck the key in it! Amazing….

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