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    Posted 5 years ago

    travism
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    just wanted to know a little more about this lock if anyone could help me out yale padlock with the key but the key is to wore out top open it

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Yale are cheap sloppy locks that I practiced lock picking on. If the key is not turning to unlock it, put the key in & turn it to where it stops & hold it there with slight tension while you tap the narrower sides of the lock from either side until it unlocks. If this doesn't work, you probably have the wrong key. You can often open old Yales that way even without the key.
    2. Classical_Fan Classical_Fan, 5 years ago
      It's a "Push Key" lock. The key does not turn as in a modern pin tumbler lock. Slide the key into the keyway, then hold the lock body and pull and turn the shackle to open. The shackle has a strong spring so you will have to pull quite hard.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      That's a new one on me Classical_Fan. I like the design. That would probably defeat the ole pick & turn-bar.
    4. Classical_Fan Classical_Fan, 5 years ago
      I have a few of these in my collection; Yale, Corbin, Sargent... I like the design also, although it's fairly easy to pick the lock. The Miller and Yale 6 lever pancake push key locks though are virtually impossible to pick.
    5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      You have to pull on the barrel while picking the lock ? Doesn't sound so easy to me !
    6. Classical_Fan Classical_Fan, 5 years ago
      Well you could pull on the barrel whilst picking the lock I suppose, but the way I do it is to place a shim between the lock core and the barrel lined up with the pins, and push lightly on the shim whilst picking. As you pick each pin the shim separates the key pins from the driver pins enabling the lock to be opened when the last pin has been picked. Very easy and no tension required.

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