[tog] Lockpicking advice

Daniel Cussen dan at post.com
Wed Apr 15 10:59:53 CEST 2020


I have opened similar with a nail scissors. Very easy. Took a minute or so

On Mon, 13 Apr 2020 11:31 Ed Fitzgerald via tog, <tog at lists.tog.ie> wrote:

> 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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