Recently I purchased a FAS safe lock decoder tool. Now this tool is very complex, very small parts and the locks themselves are basically unpickable with conventional tools. I have encountered a few of these, fortunately on open safes.
Currently a work in progress but I have made good steps in understanding the tool and the decoding process. The tool will unlock the lock without damage and then you can reset the lock to new keys. No unbolting locks, no replacement locks just replacement keys, much easier for all parties involved.
The tool is precision made, the component parts so small and delicate you must be in the zone to successfully get it to work.
I’ve had one lock on the bench open and one very close to opening on a live safe, probably another 10-15 minutes and the safe would have opened without invasive drilling. It was very time consuming but I was learning whilst trying to open the safe so time was not wasted and I learnt a great deal in how the lock responds and what happens when you have a correct code.
This tool does FAS 6868, FAS 6870, FAS 6880, FAS 6890 and FAS 6980. All these FAS locks look pretty similar but its only with a scope and reference files that you will know exactly what your dealing with.
I have a safe lined up so after some more bench practice I’ll be cracking that safe!