Exodus5000 wrote:Correct me if i'm wrong. But if a medeco lock is opened with it's corresponding key, would the pins not be properly alligned to the sidebar when the key is removed? Or do you think when you pull the key out i would turn the pins too much.
when you pull the key out the various angled cuts shuffle the pins but very rarely more than a few degrees
because if the pins rotated 180 then the next time you put your key in the pin would sit in the correct rotation but 180 from where yoj want it to be,
thats why when you key them up always put the slot where it should be before you finish assembly
i read this tonight and felt i should be more specific
i tend to find that one side esp at the top of the bottom pin seems to be better cut than on the other side.
i don't know if i have a foul batch of pins or something but i always put the dominant groove on the sidebar side