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(657) Winkhaus Picked & Gutted (Thanks MantukaSNK!)


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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. i waited for you to pick and turn that past 1/4 turn to see it get stuck on those side pins. those things were really jammed in there though, so you got pretty lucky. they usually just fall right on the floor every time those cylinders come out. each wink haus key like that has a dimple on the side, and there are 2 sizes of side pins. that was a stock cylinder , master keyed, but not to wink haus specs. the top master pin on any wink haus shouldn't be any smaller than .160, or else they would get stuck in the side pins.

  2. do you have a video where you reassemble a core from its parts? I've frequently had a lock spring apart on me and it's a real hassle putting it back together again. I'd love to see how a pro does it. thanks.

  3. Hi Bill I just picked my first lock and I think Broke it!!… Could you please tell me what i can do because now when i put the key in, it goes in but not all the way. the lock is standard with 5 pins and the 5th one is a security one. can you tell me what the problem might be?

  4. My LockLab & peace is in the Black&White at 4am at times 😉
    Love your videos, breaks the monaughtany of a stressful worknight of calls and gets.me outta the code red for awhile !
    Thank you sir for giving me a piece of mind for a little while.

  5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .also, i notice your "LockLab" is quite peaceful & quiet, besides the rhythm and humming of your 3D printer in the background at times, but with noise like you banging pins out of locks, etc . . . . .does the "BOSS" (Wife) ever come into the Lab and reprimand and ground you soo you cannot play with your toys;) ???? ??
    Is your garage (LockLab) attached or detached . . . . . . .soo as i know when i build my next home.

  6. Bill, great pickin' . . . . .whats the purpose of "wafers" and how are they figured into (size of all, pins plus wafers) the pinning of a lock? Are there different sizes of wafers, different thicknesses and some sort of a formula sooo as they dont bind when the key is inserted? 

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