First Post so here goes nothingâ€¦..
Just a few things before I start.
Thanks for your help with sorting out my login. I received the electric scissors 15th November
and made the electric pick within 1-2 hours, I always keep my word so here is the design for
Will try and use the right gram-mer and spelingg and pu"nctu!a'tion...,,, as to , the best..
of my ablility:;
Although my english spelling is not that good.
Congrats on the Bosch electric pick gun. When I see one at the right price in a sale or at a car boot sale, that
will be my next project
Yale X5 electric pickâ€¦.
From a new member to another new member
Look at all the posts on this Lockpicking website. All the information you need you will find,
if you look. I have found that the search button at the top of the screen does not work that well,
so use our famous friend www.google.com
and use the following entry within the search box :
site:www.lockpicking101.com <Put the words you want to search here without the brackets>
It has taken me over 3 months to view 60-70% of the posts and in some sections I have gone back
to 2003/2004. So if you are new and want some info, spend the next few months viewing this
website and searching using google (using the above entry), believe me when I say you WILL
find the information you need without hassling the other mature members. If you cannot find the
info you want then make a post, I am sure other members will help (they have helped me already
and this will be my first post) as long as you have TRIED to search for the information.
Electric Scissors Make, Purchased from, Cost and Service
Electric Scissors called EZ cut
Available from : http://www.westonshealth.co.uk/acatalog ... 194.html#a
I have no interest in this site other than this was the cheapest place I could find these scissors. Other
websites have these scissors in at another Â£10 more than I paid for them.
Available in blue and yellow.
Cost was Â£9.15 ($16.80).
With Postage and Packing to UK Total Price Â£13.49.
Ordered 27/10/2005 Received 16/11/2005
Website states that although they try to get the order to you within 7 days, it can take up to
28 days to fulfil the order.
The electric scissor Pick
Taking it apart
Be careful taking the electric scissors out of the packaging you will not damage the scissors, you just might
cut yourself on the plastic. Yep that was me and the cut still hurts.
Before taking apart, put some batteries in the unit (2 x AA) and have a play. They do work very well as
electric scissors. Take batteries out when you have finished playing.
Before taking the electric scissors apart remove the scissor blades, careful they are like mini razor blades.
You cannot see the blades on the picture above but they are removed using a Phillips screw driver.
Unscrew Phillips screw in handle and unscrew flat head screw near scissor heads. Make sure you donâ€™t drop the little nylon bolt on the other site of the flat head screw. Pull gently apart.
Things will spring apart if you are not careful. There is a spring situated behind the orange scissor head, the position of this although not show in the pictures, is very obvious. The button might spring apart as well, so below is a picture,
which shows the correct position. Make sure the metal is â€œspringyâ€ where the red button sits, otherwise the metal is not fitted correctly.
Modifying the orange scissor head
Drill two holes (the size of your nut and bolts) 6mm and 20mm from the tip of the orange scissor head. 3.5mm and 5mm from the top of the head.
Please see picture below
Using any small size nut, bolt and washer put in place. Make sure the pick is placed under the washer and between the â€œraisedâ€ orange plastic, where the original screw was to hold in the scissor blades. Please see below picture. You might have to file down a small amount of the base of the pick to make this fit (I did).
Made from a windscreen wiper blade. 70cm long with one end filed down to a 1mm width and a length of approximately 40mm. The other end filed just to make the pick â€œsit rightâ€ under the washers and between the â€œraisedâ€ orange plastic.
Now put the unit back together.
Locks opened with the electronic pick
ERA cylinder lock. 5 pins. No security pins. Opening time approx 10-20 seconds. My Current single pin pick time 16mins
(Sorry bit out of focus)
Floppy disc lock. 3 pins. No security pins. Opening time approx 2-5 seconds. My Current single pin pick time <1min
(Single pin pick times are my best times for picking each individual pin. OK the times are poor, but I have only been practicing for 2 months on and off)
I will test some more locks but I did not have enough time last night and decided to write this post instead. I have approximately 30 locks in my collection 20 of which this conversion should be able to pick.
Other modifications to look at
The pick vibrates very fast. I have been able to control the speed slightly by not pressing so hard on the button.
The end of the pick moves about 11.0 mm which I think might be too much. So a screw or modification to stop the pick moving so much might be needed.
You could remove the blue scissor head with a hack saw, but if you leave this you can remove the pick, add the scissor blades and use them as electric scissors again.
REQUESTS (If people have time)
Could someone please measure for me, the width of movement at the end of their commercial electric pick (when the unit is vibrating) and PM me (or post) with the measurements, so I have something to reference.
As I have never used an electric pick, if someone has a good technique for using an electric pick could you please PM me (or post). There are post on electric pick techniques and I have tried them but with no more success.
I might run out of bandwidth on my website host, so if there is an interest in this post and I run out of bandwidth could someone please host the pictures. If I do run out of bandwidth then there is a possibility that the pictures will not display. (Pictures only total approx 180kb)
I hope this post interests other members.