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(757) Tips for Picking Dimple Locks

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  1. Love your videos, I would like to see more on the dimple locks with tips and tricks. I now live in Mexico and I see more and dimple type locks down here on everything, and I still have problems with some of them.

  2. Some genuinely great information, Glad I discovered this. Good teaching is onefourth preparation and threefourths theater. by Gail. eeagagegegbb

  3. Fantastic video yet again Bill. I have the 75IB/40 in my collection next to my Abus TITALIUMS. Love the look of the TITALIUMS and the Marine locks.

  4. I know youre a busy man and probably wont even read this but, thanks to you I bought some lockpicks. Following your advice I bought me a Masterlock #3 to start with and can pick it easily now. I needed a bigger challenge after that to help improve my skills and feel but money is tight right now, the only other option I had was an Abus N-83CS/55 left over from my days of longhaul trucking. I had no expectations of getting into this lock for months. Thanks to you and all the videos you produce, I finally got into this lock today. The pin that was screwing me up was a spool in the #3 spot, finally figured it out just watching your vids while messin with it.Thank you again Bill, you've officially created a monster :)

  5. Great as always Bill! Question for you – I have had a rough time finding dimple locks to start working on; where is the best place to find them?

  6. hey im looking for a good lock that would keep my motorcycle safe and that is damn near impossible to pick shim rake spit glue duck tape or man handle open is there something you can suggest to me?

  7. Nice video with great information… Two important points I would add: 1- passive pins can come into play when picking. I've encountered a couple Abus dimple locks like this one in which the false set pushes the passive pins up, and blocks access to the active pins. 2- these Abus keyways force you to rotate the pick in the same direction as tension, which makes allowing counter rotation much harder, and increases the difficulty of the lock significantly IMO. This lock would be much easier if you could pick it the other way. Again, great video!

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