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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. If it interests you, on locks such as that Taiwan national there's something to make life easy.
    Get a chemical safe container ("borrowed" tupperware is wonderful) and make a little mix.
    A cup of dextron trans fluid
    A cup of laqure thinner
    A tsp (aka a cap full) of DOT 3 brake fluid
    12 tsp of acetone

    Mix it up outside, put the problem lock or component in and cover somewhere outside but out of the weather. I actually have a large mailbox outback that I use and padlock closed.

    Leave it a day and work it to see if it's loosening up, and drop it back in, even if it's fully workable. Once workable, give it 12 more hours to free up that last bit of rust and crud.

    Now you have a messy lock that's workable. Drop it in straight acetone for a day and slosh it around every now and then to demuck.

    Obviously it's not a grand lock, but it's a great first dunk project for items that are so later.

  2. You may not care that much for salvaging that particular lock in this video, but I've had good luck soaking them in a can of penetrating oil like kroil for several days and then taking a rubber mallet and a hard surface and braking that rust bond loose.

    I'm noticing a disturbing trend with newer padlocks I'm buying in bulk. All my American locks are rusting like crazy even the chrome body models… Unless I lube them all the time.

    I'm guessing they have changed something in their finish because 3-6 month old locks should not be showing terrible signs of rust. 

  3. Hey I tried to send you a package before but it got lost so I would like to send you another one may I have your email so I can send you the information on were to send these locks to you 

  4. Bill, first of all, love your videos.

    Second: I've gotten my hands on a couple of padlocks (all same model) and I can't seem to be able to break into them no matter how hard I try. I suspect that there's a pin my pick cant reach (I make my own picks, and the one im using is fairly short to make it as sturdy as possible). Is there any way to check how "deep" there are pins? I'd make a longer pick, but it takes me quite some work and dont want it be in vain.

    Third: I'd love to get a challenge lock, but I don't live in the US. Would that still be possible?

    Fourth: Were I ever want to send you a lock, what's the address? I'll be on the lookout for something evil.

  5. Lovely old Yale padlock Bill and as you say….. Shows history too with prior marks, not sure who your sending to but they are lucky. As you know I collect vintage but never seen ones in my collection with vintage attack marks.

  6. G'Day Bill
    I've found all of your videos quite interesting & helpful in understanding how different locks work and to better choose tools for my arsenal.
    I can't work out how to PM off my phone. Would really appreciate a challenge lock, started picking about 4 months ago, it's really addictive.
    Cheers from Aus, Jarryd!
    PS – not the Kwikset you did a video on a while back, that looked like the devil!

  7. Dude! I was waiting to see the Bitch Picking! Idk what the hell that is but I was hoping a real mean woman was going to show up and show you how it's done. 

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