Day: November 1, 2023

How to Become a Professional Lock Picker

professional lock picker

Professional lock picker of manipulating the components of a lock device without the original key. This can be done either as part of the legitimate locksmithing profession or as a hobby (locksport). Lock picks are generally considered to be a tool of thievery but this is not necessarily true, as they can also be used to gain access to property legally and for emergency purposes. In some countries lock-picking tools are illegal to possess but they are still available for purchase and for use in law-abiding activities, such as home security.

There are many different lock pick sets available and they come in a range of shapes and sizes. It is recommended that you find a set that suits your needs and skill level. You should also consider purchasing a few challenge locks for your collection and to practice on, once you have developed your skills.

Behind the Scenes: The Life and Skills of a Professional Lock Picker

Once you have the right tools it is important to learn how to use them effectively. The first step is to feel out the plug, by putting your pick in the lock and applying pressure with the tension wrench. Keeping the pressure consistent it should take a few attempts to identify the binding pin. Once this has been achieved it is a matter of lifting and setting the pins one at a time.

If you are not careful with your tension it is easy to bind more than one pin and this defeats the purpose of picking the lock. You should also try to avoid forcing your picks, this can cause them to break or damage the mechanism of the lock. Sanding your picks can help to reduce the risk of this, wet/dry 600 or 1000 grit sandpaper works wonders.


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