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Excellent find Weljo - thanks. But what horrible effect is this clever don't-use-WD-40 trick likely to have on our good friend, Mr. WD-40, fasteddiecopeman?!
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Whaaat? He put the nix on the beloved WD-40? Say it ain't so Batman! Fast Eddie will probably cancel his subscription to Motor Cyclist magazine. Great tip, thanks weljo.
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excellent find weljo - thanks. But what horrible effect is this clever don't-use-wd-40 trick likely to have on our good friend, mr. Wd-40, fasteddiecopeman?!
blasphemy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I've always used powdered graphite, since a locksmith told me that is the only lube to use in any switch/lock.
Didn't we have this discussion once before?
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That is genius. Thanks Joe!
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I've always used powdered graphite, since a locksmith told me that is the only lube to use in any switch/lock.
Didn't we have this discussion once before?




Ya but you didn't make a cool video you know a picture is worth a 1000 words, some have difficulty------ ---------well you know
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Cool Video should be in sticky

That is a very simple solution, that short video contains so much information---
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Can someone loan me a pencil? promise I won't hurt it. HEY TEACHER, I GOT MY PENCIL!!
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Can someone loan me a pencil? promise I won't hurt it. HEY TEACHER, I GOT MY PENCIL!!
That was a comment I received from someone a few minutes ago, who uses pencils nowadays, oh wait, we had kids, we could start a school supply outlet with all the pencils we have-
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It's a very good solution, but the key is going to be dirty like hell for a little while and you jacket/hand/glove/pocket will suffer !



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That was a comment I received from someone a few minutes ago, who uses pencils nowadays, oh wait, we had kids, we could start a school supply outlet with all the pencils we have-
My writing utensils have to have that delete feature on the opposite end.
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I've always used powdered graphite, since a locksmith told me that is the only lube to use in any switch/lock.
Didn't we have this discussion once before?
YUP! Im a locksmith by trade. everything else will gum up after a while.
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My writing utensils have to have that delete feature on the opposite end.
That is why we have so many, the delete feature kept wearing out.



Then came along those delete only portable ones that kept getting lost Please don't talk about electric typewriters
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YUP! Im a locksmith by trade. everything else will gum up after a while.
What is your professional opinion on Houdini 4 way lock
lubricant? Thanks for your input.
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What is your professional opinion on Houdini 4 way lock
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Seems it didn't work for Houdini....

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Seems it didn't work for Houdini....
your very funny man!
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What is your professional opinion on Houdini 4 way lock
lubricant? Thanks for your input.
Never have used it, and I dont know a single other locksmith that does. I have seen it in the lock shops but I stay away from any kind of liquid. Clearances are so tight in locks I just dont trust anything that can "dry". I have never had a problem with powdered graphite, and it works instantly every time.
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Graphite is very messy, and too good of a electrical conductor... Besides, pencil leads are made from a mixture of graphite and CLAY which is highly abrasive, clumps up with moisture and hardens.

Synthetic engine oil works well, and is recommended by major automotive manufacturers.
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Pencil Number-Graphite-Clay-Wax

9H 41% 53% 5%

8H 44% 50% 5%

7H 47% 47% 5%

6H 50% 45% 5%

5H 52% 42% 5%

4H 55% 39% 5%

3H 58% 36% 5%

2H 60% 34% 5%

H 63% 31% 5%

F 66% 28% 5%

HB 68% 26% 5%

B 71% 23% 5%

2B 74% 20% 5%

3B 76% 18% 5%

4B 79% 15% 5%

5B 82% 12% 5%

6B 84% 10% 5%

7B 87% 7% 5%

8B 90% 4% 5%

9B 93% 2% 5%

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