Hello All, I've been reading the forum for a while now but have only recently joined. This site is a great resorce
you should all be proud
. I've been a hobby picker for a few years now and have picked quite a few diffrent padlocks, cylinder locks, UPVC door cylinders and a few combination locks ( Dial and Disc combinations ) in my time but nothing much with secrity pins.
I recently purchased a Chubb Shackle Padlock and a Yale X5 6 pin cylinder of eBay to try something a bit more difficult but I'm have problems, I don't no wether I'm using to much tension on the Chubb lock which has serrated pins ( you can just make them out from the photo ) because I find it very hard to push the pins down, they seem to bind very easily, and if I don't use much tension then the pins don't seem to set at all, where am I going wrong ?
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/s ... deview.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/s ... keyway.jpg
I'm having simlar problems with the Yale X5 which must have spool or mushroom pins as i can't see any serrated pins. I mounted the Yale lock to a Practice board ( the X5 is the one in the middle at the top ) I made which is also pictured, I know I've put some very hard locks on the board but i thought if I can pick every lock on the board ( possibly not the chubb mortice or the digital combination ), I'll be finaly getting some where with these locks with secrity pins.
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y199/s ... eBoard.jpg
The Tools at my disposal are a Southord Mpxs-20, I've mainly been using the hook, half diamond and snake picks on these locks but no joy as of yet, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
P.S. I'm not sure I know how to insert photo's
apologies if I've done it wrong.