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(106) Review: Cross Tryout Keys (also called Cruciform or Zeiss Locks)


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  1. Bosnian! Can you make a review on the Hermex CA-65X? I´ve seen that you can pick most Hermex like butter, but then I was wondering why do you say that this one is actually good quality. I've been wondering if I should use it to lock one of my business gates.

  2. I am new to your channel and to lock picking(and so far I love both) and I just wanted to know what you do for a living? Also, all of your videos that I have watched have not only been entertaining, but they were very helpful. Thank you.

  3. Still a newbie here. But ran across these on gosolockpicks.com and searched your channel and what do you know? You have tried these.  I have a question that encompasses bump keys as well. I know bump keys are normally made with the same spacing as the pin spacing. I have made one so far from an existing key and a junk lock. But what if a bump key was made with more "nibs". Say twice, or an odd number that would line up with the pins much like a vernier scale works. All pins would be hit at a different time, possibly a millisecond apart or something in that nature. IF something like that would work with a standard lock, could that be incorporated in a cross lock bump key as well?

  4. the thing is with this type of lock and pick is in the name tryout its cus all you can do is try them out and believe it or not yes I believe you but they do work just not much and are made more for safes and bank vaults and the locks they are made for have a little sider inter diamitor so they can jiggle a little. get a loos fitting lock with no seceirity pins you will find it hase a higher chance of opening that lock. also they do work on cars but not maney cars have that type of lock its not typical and in fact is rare and only in a few contures. sorry for the bad spelling my beyboard is going wak.

  5. Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't The Club steering wheel lock use this type of key at one time, or do I have it confused with something else? Great video, Bill, keep 'em coming.

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  7. yea sorry i was in a hurry cuz i heard a noise in my back yard yea I forgot to add what kind of lock and thanks for the advice
    much appreciated

  8. Hey I would like some advice on what kind of lock I should get that is pretty touch to pick plz respond as soon as possible and please and thankyou

  9. Damm mate you are right i just spend liks a $ 90 dolars for this piece of Sh*t
    It does'nt work i wish i have saw this video before thanks for uploading this to warn Others from buying this scam tool like i would refer too.

  10. The Abus Granit Series has in my opinion vulnerabilities but the have their rating so it this is just my opinion (I mean they did get past the test). The Plus series is a disc cylinder like the Protec with 9 discs and sidebar. Not as complicated as the Abloy but a good system. You need special tool to manipulate it. In my opinion the keyway restriction could be better and it is not as secure as the Abloy Protec or the Dom Diamant but still way better then others are!

  11. Ill watch your movie on the Anchor Las padlocks 😀 It would be great if considered doing a movie in the PL362, point to any weaknesses and such? its pretty much their flagship, as far as I can tell. Btw, didnt the plus series have a few weaknesses?

  12. Of course you can get Hefe Weizen pffff… 😛
    We also have a little brewery with their own beet and good German food here! I wanted to go to that place with you 🙂

  13. Hey Rune Bill is right a high quality lock like the Abloy is very hard to crack and even impossible to pick. I love the Abloy padlocks and have a few in my collection I could also do a Review on the PL362 if you would like to see it. I am myself a big fan of the Anchor Las padlocks their quality is excellent and their disc profile is something between Abloy Protec and Abus Plus. Also you can take those apart and they are not that expensive and nearly unpickable. Just let me know mate 🙂

  14. If I only could… You have chosen the world's best lock! I believe Abloy IS unpickable, at least in a reasonable amount of time. I have several Abloys and wasted many hours attempting to pick them – no luck. If you want detailed information I recommend Han Fey from Toool, check out their website. He has studied Abloys for many, many years and written extensively. I also recommend viewing diceman1367, he reviews an Abloy competitor, Anchor Lot, in great detail. Good luck!

  15. Wow, I didn't expect them to fail that badly.

    What does your team do exactly, Bill? I have visions of your minions bitch-picking small countries… 😀

  16. I hoped that these wouldn't work and also thought "these can't work…. or? No way…"
    I only have my antique cruciform don't know if you have seen that video mate.

  17. Two ways: My first choice is the dedicated cross picks. I have 2-3 different ones but the most common is the goso brand. Not the best quality but functional and fairly inexpensive. The second choice is SPP. Time consuming but pretty reliable. A good third choice is a hacksaw…

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