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#16 - mrgoodlove (04/10/2013) [-]
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User avatar #25 to #16 - xplosevdiarrhea ONLINE (04/10/2013) [-]
I've seen this a lot, but I've never heard it explained how they stay up. I figured the spring would push the completed pins down. torque on the cylinder maybe?
User avatar #26 to #25 - IAmManbearpig (04/11/2013) [-]
the thing on the bottom is a tensioner, you put pressure on it as you poke the pins, so when they get up it's turned just enough to not let them back down.
User avatar #27 to #26 - xplosevdiarrhea ONLINE (04/11/2013) [-]
Figured that might be the case. But then it seems that the order in which you unlock them wouldn't matter.
User avatar #43 to #27 - killerduckywithtea (04/11/2013) [-]
The thing on the bottom is the tension wrench. This is what turns the cylinder (the thing that has the red pins in). Every time when a pin 'sets' (i.e. when the blue pin rests above the sheer line) the cylinder moves a little. The sheer line is the line the blue pins need to rest above, so that the cylinder can move, without the blue or red pins jamming it. If there is too much torque used (too much pressure from the tension wrench), then either the red or the blue pins will jam against the sheer line; the only way to un-jam them is to relieve the torque, which will unset any of the blue pins that are resting above the sheer line. Meaning, you will need to go through the whole process again; setting each pin individually.

I thought I'd give a bit of background first, sorry for the long reply. It doesn't really matter which order you set the pins, but each pin is being pushed up a little until the blue pin sits above the sheer line - making a slight, but noticeable, turn from the cylinder.

In other words, they're doing it little-by-little so they don't **** up and redo the whole process.

User avatar #28 to #27 - IAmManbearpig (04/11/2013) [-]
maybe they aren't all perfectly lined up?

I'm not really sure.
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