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(734) Swedish Challenge (Thanks Pontus!!)


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  1. When i am dealing with a c-clip like that … small holes ect. … i use a pair of sharp dividers to open it up and take it off… makes it easy.

  2. oh. my. goodness.. Horray for diligence! I don't think it was the picking of BBill. I think it was the crappy core and core-work. but it was def a valiant effort for a first challenge lock. thumbs up.. for BBill.

  3. Hey Bill. I really enjoy watching your videos but I don't know all the terminology used. do you have a video about the different types of pins? what is the advantage if a spooled, Christmas tree or pin in pin vs a standard pin? or explains what a false set is? I would really like to learn more. Thank for a cool channel.

  4. His name is just Pontus, the double "ll" is really "//" which is a way of ending a letter, like "regards" or something like that. Now you know, or maybe you already did. Anyway, informative video. // Fredrik

  5. That was brilliantly picked. It reminds me of a surgeon working on a patient 🙂 I enjoy picking and bypassing locks. I buy them mainly, but they aren't anything like as tough to beat as the locks you pick. .I have learnt such a lot from these videos. It's great getting an autopsy. This one has really puzzled me. I understand how a basic lock works and know how picking pins works . Now I can see how a' pin in pin' works but I can't imagine how to pick pins like that. Great to watch as always

  6. crazy pining on that lock. very cool. great video. its funny how much the whole custom pin thing has come along in the last couple of years. very imaginative.

  7. My screaming at the monitor didn't help as I watched the cylinder move in and out. Then you got it. palm hits forehead I'd suggest you get that gnarly looking shim all the way in before touching the follower but you seem to be doing fine without me. Of course by the time you got the cursed C clip off you were probably ready to toss it across the room. Dang good manipulation. Missing drivers can be a huge buzz kill.

  8. My name is Pontus and I'm from Sweden, also a regular on your channel. Thought I'd sent you this while drunk or something, then I remembered that I'm not a locksmith…

  9. +bosnianbill how is it that you have literally thousands of dollars of picking tools but not tens of dollars of C-clip removers?

  10. Watching you is an inspiration. I always pick locks better with your videos playing in the background. By the way, brass has a small percentage of lead in it for machinability. Does this lock dust ever bother you? I can't afford to get any dumber, but I like locks…

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