Yes, most cabinet locks can be opened with a paperclip. This is not exactly news to anyone with a streak of trouble in them.
We did that to higher quality National brand cupboard locks in our school’s supply cabinets in the seventies.
Step 3 might be a problem for me as i might get out of hand with my nefarious cackles. It seems to call them pesky good-doers over.
applying vertical tension
Tension is stretching something. I don’t think that’s the right word here.
might we say it’s Under Pressure?
Torsion. But I believe the lock picking tool is commonly called a tension wrench, so what do I know.
I’ve always wondered if that was a corruption that occurred at some point in the distant past.
Tension wrench seems to be the older word: Google Books Ngram Viewer
I’ll raise you a derisive snort
I used to unlock the door to the residence hall floor circut breaker panel when the EE students on the floor got a little over eager with their experiments.
One guy made a jacobs ladder out of a neon light transformer. We had to unplug everything else in the room to make it work without tripping the breaker.
My dad uses an old 2kV neon transformer for this. Great fun to show the kids.
Also, that was an admirable amount of Scotch on display.
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