Hmm, some thoughts from my edge of the world:
(some cheapo padlocks I got in a 3-pack from supermarket when I started to pick locks) easy going with no security pins. Pick'em rake'em, shim'em, rap'em, I've done it all, and they opened everytime.
(standard 5-pin euro cylinder mounted on many doors in my area) High tolerances, never fond security pins in one of those. They have wide keyways, wide tolerances, little feedback, easy to rake, sometimes a bit tricky to pick.
(standard 5 pin euro-cylinder not the 3KS stuff) stuffed with spools (3-4 of 5 pins) which I recognized after is dissasembled one of those. (I didn't feel the spools and the were giving me no trouble) mostly restricted keyways, medicore difficulty. I broke 3 bokota rake-copies in EVVA locks. They seem to eat them
. My trusty DIY deep curve hook opens them all.
Ive got 3 of those for more than 2 years and never managed to open one of those. They are stuffed with spools and I don't even manage to get pins binding on a regular base.
well, I like them. They are the locks I enjoy most (atm). Nice spools which give great feedback, almoust perfect if you want to get used to security pins. I have picked mine 4 over 30 times each and it still gives me 2-20 minutes of joy to play with them. I've opened them with my bogota copies, my king/queen picks on ergo handles, with my hook, ....., but now I prefer my DIY deep curve hook to open tem.
Kabas little brother. I'd put those in the same league as EVVA. They tend to give better feedback thou.
Never got one in my hands. If anyone has access to broken, or drilled KABA cylinders and is willing to share them please pm me (Yes, I know, wrong thread)
I own one and play around with it every now and then. I've no chance to pick it yet, but I think I can get some of the pins right. My Locksmith says they where impossible to pick, which I can't believe. There is enough space to manipulate the pins and some feedback. Well I guess Information regarding the 3KS is considered advanced,...
just my 0,02 â‚¬