Hopefully this might save a few people some bashing of their heads into hard pieces of wood.
A limit of min=0 and max=0 isn’t the same as locking an axis. In fact, it seems to be the opposite. It’s the same as min=0 max=360 (or min=-180, max=180), it gives complete freedom.
edit: can someone verify this, just so i don’t go an change the blender wiki which says min=0, max=0 is the same as locked. i’m a noob to blender, so i might be screwing up somewhere else.