[tog] Lockpicking advice

Ed Fitzgerald edmundf32 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 12:30:19 CEST 2020


I am going to weigh in here, if you have access to the inside of the window
is it not simpler to remove the lock?. That will leave you with the bar to
turn. More faff but a lot less lockpicking skills required.

On Mon, Apr 13, 2020, 11:24 AM gerryk via tog <tog at lists.tog.ie> wrote:

> I have locks like these. They are wafer locks. They have quite a heavy
> spring on the wafers, so they take a bit of effort to pick, but they are
> doable. I tried one with a rake pick and it took a minute or so to get it
> open.
>
> On Sat, 11 Apr 2020 at 11:12, Chris Hancock via tog <tog at lists.tog.ie>
> wrote:
>
>> Might be possible. First thing I'd try is a bump pick, which is just a
>> slightly bump piece of metal that you jiggle around  while putting light
>> pressure on eotating the lock in hope that the pins jiggle into place.
>>
>> On Thu, 9 Apr 2020, 21:11 Tanya Branagan via tog, <tog at lists.tog.ie>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hello!
>>>
>>> Does anyone know if and how you can pick these type of window locks?
>>> Mine have randomly locked themselves and it's getting hot.
>>>
>>> All the best,
>>> Tanya
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