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Top placement for tension wrench question

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Top placement for tension wrench question

Postby n00by » Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:34 pm

Hey, I could never really put my tension wrench on the top part where the pins are. Could someone tell me how this is done?
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Postby marso » Sun Jan 04, 2004 4:55 pm

Can i ask why you would want to do this? Does not give much room to pick. You can use wishbone picks if you cant put the pick down the bottom or there are some different shapes and sizes so the pick can fit down the bottom. If this does not work do you have a picture of the lock or a url? I have heard some locks might require you to put in the pick then the tension wrench however I have never come across one.

Mind you I have only been picking for a few weeks.
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Postby n00by » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:06 pm

It's just I have a really thin lock and the keyhole is so small and whenever I put the tension wrench on the top, it always falls out when I try to apply tension.
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Postby n00by » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:11 pm

Also may I ask what a wishbone pick is?
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Postby marso » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:16 pm

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Postby n00by » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:18 pm

Link doesn't work. :(
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Postby marso » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:20 pm

I hate geocities.

http://www.geocities.com/blade02456/mypage1.html

The double sided wrench that looks like a wishbone.
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Postby n00by » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:21 pm

Oh I copy/pasted it into my browser, it worked. Yeah that would probably work. I don't really understand how it is turning that lock though. It doesn't even look like anything is going into the keyhole. Could you explain how it works? Thanks for your help.
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Postby n00by » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:23 pm

Link doesn't work. :(
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Postby marso » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:29 pm

If you look at the website the "Y" shaped tool has little bits sticking out. These go in the top and bottom. Since the top part of the "Y" is bent spring steel it kinda puts pressure on the top and bottom of the lock keeping it in place. You place tension like most other wrenchs, the one time i tried using it i found I had to put some pressure towards the lock to keep it in place.

There is normally enough room between the "Y" to use the pick.

Hope i make some sense.
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Postby n00by » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:33 pm

Oh I get it now, thanks marso you've been very helpful. :)
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Postby marso » Sun Jan 04, 2004 5:36 pm

Thats kewl, but remember take my advise like a grain of salt. If anyone else can correct me on anything please do so, I am learning myself.
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Postby poisoned » Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:37 pm

That "Y" shaped tensionwrench looks very nice indeed.. As soon as I get home I will make few of those my self.. :D
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Re: Top placement for tension wrench question

Postby CitySpider » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:38 am

n00by wrote:Hey, I could never really put my tension wrench on the top part where the pins are. Could someone tell me how this is done?


Yeah. Make a stubbier tension wrench.
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Postby CitySpider » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:41 am

marso wrote:Can i ask why you would want to do this? Does not give much room to pick.


If you think about it, it does give you significantly more. After all, the space between the pins and the front of the keyway, keeping your vertical constant, is dead space. You can't put your pick in through there without a LOT of contorting, because then you're bashing the side of the first pin. But you CAN put your pick where your wrench originally is. So if you move the wrench up to the top, you have more room in the bottom of the keyway to maneuver.

Am I being clear?
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