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Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:26 pm

New to the sport, can pick clear plastic practice lock and now playing with a few locks from Amazon, but no luck yet!
Master No3 Eurd
Master 130EURD
Yale X5 Rim Cylinder
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:32 pm

Hi Dan and welcome to the forum, as you have just started, the best advice is to practice,and more practise. Can you let us know what type of picks you are practicing with it can make all the difference. Someone will tell you shortly to read the rules ,all good advice.
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:33 pm

Greetings and welcome! :welc:
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:02 pm

Hi :welc:

Have a read of the rules and a good look around. welc :06: welc

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Lots of friendly folk to help you along your journey. :88:

Ask loads of questions and post loads of pics. welc
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Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:26 pm

Welcome to the group mate, jump in with both feet. You'll get a shitload of good advice here.
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:41 pm

Hey and welcome!

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Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:18 pm

Welcome.

On Masterlocks i feel you can often get away with higher than usual tension. So, (of course depending on how much tension you are using at the moment), try turning the tension up and see if that doesn't help you hear/feel when the pins click into place.
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Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:58 pm

Update:
I've still not been able to pick either of the master locks :(
No3 has deep biting on pin 1 so I think I'm managing to overset it every time while trying to get to the back pins. I get clicks out of the others but the core won't turn, as I release the tension I hear the pins all drop down
No130 has deep biting on pin 3 so I think I'm managing to overset that while trying to set 4. I get clicks out of the others but the core won't turn, as I release the tension I hear the pins all drop down

I got a cheap Maxus that says on the packing 'Pick Resistant' and 'Double Locking' seems to be just 5 normal pins - I SPP'd in about 2-5mins - no deep biting on the key :)

Back to the Master locksI guess :(

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Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:44 pm

Take a photo of the key,and let's have a look at the pick you are playing with,between you and us we might spot something.
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:36 pm

This ^^
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Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:38 pm

welc :s_hi:

Nice to meet you :) read the rules, check out some old threads and join in the fun!

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Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:00 am

These are the tricky pair I've still not managed to defeat

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Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:04 am

How do :welc:
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Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:04 pm

As a newbie the keys don't look that savage to me. both look to me to be 4 pins, the lock on the right has a low pin at 1, you may be possibly tripping yourself up by accidentally setting this pin when trying to set a back pin. as requested what type of picks are you using, you may need a slightly deeper hook.dont panic a more advanced member will be alone soon with possibly some better advice.
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Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:18 am

Update:
I did manage to pick the No130 lock - once! I spent another 30-40mins and failed to repeat my success - but at least I know it's possible with my picks! - just needs more practice and patience.

Update:
I've managed a couple of times to pick the No130 and actually it does have security pins!
http://lockwiki.com/index.php/Master_Lock_No_130

Still not managed to pick the No3 :(

I've got and picked a couple of times a small Sterling padlock(£6 ASDA) 5 std pins.
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