[580] PacLock Block-Lock Prototype - Review, Pick, and Melt

  • Published: 14 December 2017

Comments • 415

  • colin
    colin  11 hours back

    i think the anodizing is creating an oxide layer that protects the metal underneath and
    the torch nozzle looks like its plugged it doesn't have the hot blue cone of flame like the one i have

    • Bullwinkle69
      Bullwinkle69  4 days back

      I’d say, from my years of aluminium fabricating experience, the American lock was cast from specific casting aluminium and the paclock is machined from a high grade, probably 7000 series aluminium, which won’t melt and can actually explode, also is not as easy to cut with a hacksaw as you think

      • Nicole M
        Nicole M  5 days back

        Isn't this that MRE guy? Do you eat the damn locks too?

        • Joseph Caouette
          Joseph Caouette  5 days back

          Send this to Codyslab and he would use gallium or dynamite, no in between lol.

          • Blaster53
            Blaster53  7 days back

            According to material behaviour, I believe that this is an alloy which contains "B" boron element which drastically changes Aluminium performance. It makes Al strong quite as steel and it is relatively young alloy. The boron-steel alloy increases strength up to 11 x compared to mild steel. Boron is extremely hard metal and its hardness is just below diamond and melting temperature well above other metals. Check it out because if it is boron-aluminium alloy then there is no need for steel casing as this is even better.

            • sporty196071
              sporty196071  1 weeks back

              Nice logo, did you ever think when you started tinkering with locks that a company would be sending you locks with your outstanding logo for you to destroy? Or maybe it's a trick? They said to themselves, he will take it easy on this one because of the logo. Nice job, their pres. seemed to highly value your opinion.

              • 88waco
                88waco  2 weeks back

                How about gallium

                • Grant Galvin
                  Grant Galvin  2 weeks back

                  What about using the torch in combination with a "Sawz-all" or other reciprocating saw device?

                  • JiSe -
                    JiSe -  2 weeks back

                    For mounting, how about making a steel "cover" for the lock with holes to use heavier screws?

                    • D M
                      D M  3 weeks back

                      You're holding the torch too close just FYI. It may have been a bit faster if the tip of of the flame was on the lock as it is the hottest part.

                      • Carn Soaks
                        Carn Soaks  3 weeks back

                        pour some Gallium onto the Al. it eats its way through the metal

                        • Carn Soaks
                          Carn Soaks  3 weeks back

                          pour some Gallium onto the Al. it eats its way through the metal

                          • Abdul Rahman
                            Abdul Rahman  3 weeks back

                            i think pack lock should use different cores like dimple or disc detainer it would be even be harder

                            • dberry99
                              dberry99  4 weeks back

                              Are there any non-pickable locks out there?

                              • Ayden Payne
                                Ayden Payne  3 weeks back

                                He's said in older videos "no lock will ever be able to keep someone out permanently, only delay how long it takes to get into"

                            • René Price
                              René Price  4 weeks back

                              "Apparently I'm the guy to go to when you deal with really strange and impractical ways to open locks" Damn you had me rolling with that xD

                              • lee guy
                                lee guy  4 weeks back

                                Mr Lawyer im new to these videos have you ever designed / built a lock what others cant get into?

                                • Ayden Payne
                                  Ayden Payne  3 weeks back

                                  He has explained in a few videos "no lock will ever be able to keep someone from getting in only delaying how long it takes for them to get in" which is why anything that wants noone in has multiple locks and security measures:)

                              • Jon Andersen
                                Jon Andersen  4 weeks back

                                That lock seems impractical to pick

                                • JakeOhT
                                  JakeOhT  4 weeks back

                                  Dykem blue, a machinist’s favorite color.

                                  • uncle dan
                                    uncle dan  4 weeks back


                                    • Joel Fuentes
                                      Joel Fuentes  1 months back

                                      I wonder how an aluminum lock would fair against gallium???

                                      • Fred Roehl
                                        Fred Roehl  1 months back

                                        Just curious if you had to become a lawyer because of your"expertise" and court dates LoL 😮

                                        • david manze
                                          david manze  1 months back

                                          The lock would have melted far quicker had it been suspended by a wire ...... the vice was conducting a great deal of the heat !!

                                          • Dustin Scott
                                            Dustin Scott  1 months back

                                            Aluminum is also a big heat conductor far greater than steel and the big body and thick aluminum is what took so much to heat it all the heat he was putting into it was being sucked away from where he wanted the heat hence why the whole lock changed color like he said it was mainly the mass of which the lock is and it also is something to do with the type of aluminum

                                        • Robert Venus
                                          Robert Venus  1 months back

                                          The stealthiest way to force any aluminium housing is Gallium. Scratch the surface, put a few drops of Gallium on it and it'll crumble in your hands. Reports of it even being used to gain entry to cars/trucks by putting a suction cup on the door with Gallium in it.

                                          • Gavin Colbourne
                                            Gavin Colbourne  2 months back

                                            Whilst the torching of the lock looked impressive you was holding the blow torch too close. The hottest part of the flame in ANY blow torch is the tip of the inner cone and NOT at the end of the nozzle because it doesn't give the gas enough time to heat up to its full heat which is why the tip of the inner cone is at its hottest

                                            • Mort Mort Mort
                                              Mort Mort Mort  2 months back

                                              They make heatsinks out of aluminum for a reason =)

                                              • Morgan Stanley
                                                Morgan Stanley  2 months back

                                                I think a major vulnerability would be drilling the body as aluminum is very very easy to drill. You could drill beside the pins holding the shaft and pop them out with a punch or just drill the top portion in half above the shaft.

                                                • Jonathon Hurley
                                                  Jonathon Hurley  2 months back

                                                  While heating the lock, why didn't you just drive the pins out as soon as the aluminum was soft enough?

                                                  • Randy Wagner
                                                    Randy Wagner  2 months back

                                                    I think the vice acted like a heat sink. I'd try it standing up next time.

                                                    • Raloris
                                                      Raloris  2 months back

                                                      As a complete lock noob, I feel like an aluminum body is just a huge flaw with this design. Can't you just grinder up the side of it and completely free the lock mechanism from the lock body...?

                                                      • 《THUMPER》 Lock Picking

                                                        Great video Mr.L.P.L.

                                                        • Feralshooter
                                                          Feralshooter  3 months back

                                                          I can't believe manufacturers aren't aware of how aluminium reacts to gallium.

                                                          • PHILL DIXON
                                                            PHILL DIXON  3 months back

                                                            Lovely lock with your logo totally destroyed ?

                                                            • Chris Girvin
                                                              Chris Girvin  3 months back

                                                              When you say "Nothing on (Whatever pin position)", are you saying that it's springy, solid, or what? Just wondering. Great content. Love it. Keep making great videos for us that are into Lock Sport.

                                                              • gizmo2445
                                                                gizmo2445  3 months back

                                                                Only recently found this channel and I’m noticing something incredible. Unless I’m mistaken it seems that companies making new locks are in touch with and seek feedback from the lock picking community.

                                                                That’s genuinely amazing.

                                                                • Jeff King
                                                                  Jeff King  3 months back

                                                                  “Lock sport” is ridiculous. It’s not a sport. Still cool AF but definite not worthy of being called a sport. As far as I’m concerned a sport requires physicality.

                                                                  • Kadeo123321
                                                                    Kadeo123321  3 months back

                                                                    Damn that took him a while

                                                                    • spiff2268
                                                                      spiff2268  3 months back

                                                                      A pair of channel locks would've worked way better than those needle nose pliers.

                                                                      • country life
                                                                        country life  3 months back

                                                                        I mean it took a while to burn threw it I think it's a pretty good lock.

                                                                        • Gamer Nick
                                                                          Gamer Nick  3 months back

                                                                          Wouldn't it be a good idea to include springs of different tensions as well to help with countering bumping? Seems like a relatively easy addition if it would work? Bumping seemed to be the main way house/business in my area were burgled a few years back and why I got into picking in the first place. Just getting back into it thanks to your videos, so thanks for that!

                                                                          • bigman806
                                                                            bigman806  3 months back

                                                                            Seems like it would be possible to knock out the top metal pins that hold the shackle with a drill and punch attack am I missing something

                                                                            • TechTom
                                                                              TechTom  3 months back

                                                                              "lets take a closer look"
                                                                              -> zooms out


                                                                              • shubus
                                                                                shubus  3 months back

                                                                                The Vise absorbed a lot of the heat!

                                                                                • John Cashwell
                                                                                  John Cashwell  3 months back

                                                                                  The difference may, in fact, be that the 2 locks are composed of different alloys. The Paclock is composed of aluminum alloy 6061, it used in aircraft parts and firearms and holds up well to intricate machining and can be heat treated to increase strength. It is probably the best aluminum alloy to use in this application. I could find no information on the type of aluminum alloy used in American's locks; which could mean anything. I am guessing here, but I would expect that if you are not willing to divulge that info, it's not for security reasons, but because the aluminum used is either cheap or of poor quality, or both. If that is indeed the case, then the melting point of the American lock is certainly much lower than the aircraft grade 6061 alloy of the Paclock.

                                                                                  • RedFathom
                                                                                    RedFathom  3 months back

                                                                                    there are hypereutectic alloys of aluminum.

                                                                                    • Mister Gaming
                                                                                      Mister Gaming  3 months back

                                                                                      So a small drywall saw and saw around the mounted lock? A battery powered reciprocating saw to cut around the mounting? A brute force hammer and Coal chisel or bolster? Though that would be noisey. A single blow from a lump hammer to dislodge small mounting screws.

                                                                                      • Dazar
                                                                                        Dazar  3 months back

                                                                                        I like the mounting idea. If you could mount it near the corny of a wall of possible with just enough space for the key then the keyhole would be protected by a wall.

                                                                                        • GT Nismo
                                                                                          GT Nismo  3 months back

                                                                                          I think there ate only 2 ways to prevent LPL from being able to pick a lock.
                                                                                          1: fill the keyhole with epoxy
                                                                                          2: ummmm,,,,,,,,

                                                                                          • Paul Graham
                                                                                            Paul Graham  16 hours back

                                                                                            Fill the keyway with super glue.

                                                                                        • Kiker Conley
                                                                                          Kiker Conley  4 months back

                                                                                          I wonder if you could’ve just hammered the top portion open in a quarter of the time rather than picking with those pliers