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« on: April 01, 2007, 01:35:57 pm »

I was just given a ChoiceVend VUB/C 9-81 machine.  No idea what works and what doesn't as it's locked without a key.

Is there any tricks, tips or techniques for drilling these locks out?




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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 02:06:41 pm »

Bryan,

I have had two selectivends. When I drilled out my lock, I just took a medium size bit and drilled it straight out. Mine cracked and I pulled it right out. Maybe this was me, but seemed easy. Other guys might have a better suggestion. What kind of selectivend? Good shape or need work?

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 05:50:19 pm »

For a regular slot key lock, just drill.
If it is an ACE lock, I'd make a dimple with a punch.
That way the bit won't accidentally run off and gouge the body.
A 1/4" bit should work. You shouldn't need to drill too far - 3/4".
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 08:26:45 pm »

Thanks guys - got the drill out and drilled out the center core.  Went about 3/8 - 1/2 deep.  Can't figure out how to get the core to turn so the handle pops out.  Do I just keep drilling until it pops out?

Apparently yes... I went back and drilled another 1/4" or so and the lock popped.




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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2007, 03:14:59 pm »

Why doesn't this seem to be easy for me?  I am trying to drill out a regular key lock on a candy machine and the bit just jams.  I should just be able to drill down through the center, right?
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2007, 11:10:57 pm »

A locksmith friend got me one of these for those type locks.  It works great.
http://www.lockpicks.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=93

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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2007, 07:37:27 am »

I saw that.  But I don't think I need that for this type of lock.  (see LK003 on the link)

This is the type of lock I need
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2007, 09:08:22 am »

Dan they do not always go real easy, especially on keyed locks.  I have broken a few drill bits doing these (well actually several). The key is to keep the drill going down the center of the lock.
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« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2007, 11:43:10 am »

Ok, got it with a titanium bit.  Thanks
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