I just got the padlock...the pins on it are on the botton of the hole.. so in order to set it, you have to push the pins down.
You could push the pins down, but cant you just hold the lock so the pins are at the top? Easier for a beginner.
With the tension tool, do I actually hold down 1 or 2 of the pins or do I just use the tension wrench for the top part and use it like a key to turn it???
Tension tool can go in a number of places, but we encourage beginners to put it at the opposite end of the keyways than the pins. No it is not meant to push any of the pins down, its sole job is to turn.
And what exactly does "bind" mean???
I use the word bind to mean when a pin is "binding" between the two holes and so it cant move up or down. Also when it has serated or mushroom pins it is more likely these will bind. How i use it, but could be wrong.
i have a basic lock pick set.. with a diamond, ball, rake, & Hook. So how would I go about this???
Read MIT Guide, Howstuffworks, FAQs, links and this site.
I'm thinking getting Southords's Electric pick gun...
No dont get it you should learn how the lock works etc.. first. And manual picking will help you learn this. All depends on why you are picking in the first place.
Can someone help me???
Will not help any more untill you read the MIT, Howstuff works, FAQ and read the site. Also you should do a search pior to asking any questions.
I have pictures of the lock if anyone wants me to email it to them because I couldn't figure out how to add the image on here?!??!
Find a site to host your image and then just post the url here. Some of us use www.photobucket.com
but you can use any webpage server you like. Then you can press the "img" button above when you have posted and highlighted the url and this will make it show up on the thread instead of appearing as a link.
You are most welcome.