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Lost keys... Any suggestions

SteveShady

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So, a friend of mine had to find a spot for his Freddy a Nightmare on Elm Street and I've gladly given it a home. When he delivered it he said "I've lost the keys, you'll have to drill them out" but I'd rater not do that if at all possible. Anybody have any suggestions for "picking' the rotary style "vending machine" locks?

Thanks in advance

Steve
 

soundcharger

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On most machines you can also remove the tamper proof screws on both sides of the lock and it falls out . you will need to get the tamper proof screw bit or driver.
 
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DRANO

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One time I had a lock that was such a pain to drill. Broke a couple of bits. I was so fed up that I went and grabbed my big corded BOSCH hammer drill (the kind that needs two hands to operate and looks like a small jackhammer). Needless to say it made short work of that lock. It was overkill but it provided some much needed stress relief :mad:
 

SteveShady

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One time I had a lock that was such a pain to drill. Broke a couple of bits. I was so fed up that I went and grabbed my big corded BOSCH hammer drill (the kind that needs two hands to operate and looks like a small jackhammer). Needless to say it made short work of that lock. It was overkill but it provided some much needed stress relief :mad:
Drano, you just game me a great idea: I'll get out my cutting torches! lol