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What lock is the best practice lock?

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What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby AMaturePerson » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:00 am

Don't just thing of the easiest pick but also one that is cheap and easy to find in a store.
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby mdchurchill » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:47 am

Any Master padlock.
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby AMaturePerson » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:49 am

Could you include a price and where to buy them?
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby HorizonSon » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:06 am

Based on your reply, I would assume you do not reside within the United States... Might I suggest you disclose your geographical location for better taylored advise ;)
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby Squelchtone » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:07 am

AMaturePerson wrote:Could you include a price and where to buy them?



Seriously? Please Google some of this stuff. It's really bad that you're asking questions that are this basic.

Please go visit your local Walmart, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Lowe's, Target, or Sears. Bring a $20 dollar bill with you.

Also, fill out your location in your profile so people can get you better advice based on your geographical location.
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby Squelchtone » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:15 am

There's a Lowe's in Ottawa, go there and buy this deadbolt for $12.97, it's the cheapest deadbolt they have and you can take it apart and learn how a lock works, you can't easily take apart most Master or Brinks padlocks.

http://www.lowes.ca/deadbolts/gatehouse ... ItemsImage

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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby AMaturePerson » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:38 am

squelchtone wrote:There's a Lowe's in Ottawa, go there and buy this deadbolt for $12.97, it's the cheapest deadbolt they have and you can take it apart and learn how a lock works, you can't easily take apart most Master or Brinks padlocks.

http://www.lowes.ca/deadbolts/gatehouse ... ItemsImage

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Thanks!
Do you mean the one on hunt club or on Hazeldean? Cause They seem to carry quite different inventory as far as locks.
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby Squelchtone » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:53 am

AMaturePerson wrote:
squelchtone wrote:There's a Lowe's in Ottawa, go there and buy this deadbolt for $12.97, it's the cheapest deadbolt they have and you can take it apart and learn how a lock works, you can't easily take apart most Master or Brinks padlocks.

http://www.lowes.ca/deadbolts/gatehouse ... ItemsImage

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Thanks!
Do you mean the one on hunt club or on Hazeldean? Cause They seem to carry quite different inventory as far as locks.



call your local store and ask them.
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby phrygianradar » Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:58 am

:lol: Can you drive me there? :lol:
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby dll932 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:58 am

Get any and all you can lay hands on-new, worn, antique...look at rummage sales and discount stores, etc.
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby phrygianradar » Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:26 pm

dll932 wrote:Get any and all you can lay hands on-new, worn, antique...look at rummage sales and discount stores, etc.

Great advice! I just got four locks from my wife's Grandfather who is moving. He told me I could have any padlock I found. I got a Master 230, a couple of warded locks (one Master and one American) and a Dex Model 101 magnetic padlock. Scour the places you frequent. Ask friends and relatives. Many people have locks that they don't use anymore and are pretty willing to give them to you or sell them for a few bucks. I have scored many a lock like that.
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby daniel22747 » Sun Apr 14, 2013 3:59 pm

An avergae quality Brinks padlock is good for a newbie. They offer some challenge for the beginner without being impossible. Good for learning both single pin picking with a short hook and basic raking with a snake rake.
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby ARF-GEF » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:51 pm

Hey phrygianradar

What is this Dex Model 101 magnetic padlock look like? Would it be possible for you to post a pic? I tried goggle but could barely find anything sensible.
All I got is this but it's quite thin on factual informations:

http://books.google.hu/books?id=6uEDAAA ... ck&f=false
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby phrygianradar » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:24 am

ARF-GEF wrote:Hey phrygianradar

What is this Dex Model 101 magnetic padlock look like? Would it be possible for you to post a pic? I tried goggle but could barely find anything sensible.
All I got is this but it's quite thin on factual informations:

http://books.google.hu/books?id=6uEDAAA ... ck&f=false

That is exactly what it looks like. But I did post a pic in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=55304

It shows all the locks I got from my wife's Grandfather before they had an estate sale. Nothing real impressive. The best lock being a Master 230
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Re: What lock is the best practice lock?

Postby ARF-GEF » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:39 am

This can be a stupid question but I've never seen one like the DEX.

The key shaped strangely.. Where does it go in? Does the key have magnets embeded/hidden?
Where does the key go? I can't see a keyhole where it should be:) And the keys are huge considering the lock size. Do the keys open it when they touch the side or something?
Are they actually secure?
I'm sorry Phrygianradar to shower you with questions, I personally find it exciting :)
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