Lock Picking Tools

What are the most common lock picking tools do we have today? Knowing these common lock picking tools will be just fine since you will just try to get your door open or for minor purposes only. You will be surprised that there are two main tools:

  1. Tension Wrench
  2. Lock Pick Tool

What is a tension wrench?

This is a small piece of metal that is shaped into a 90-degree turn or ā€œLā€ shape. A tension wrench is place into the lock and used to turn it once you have worked the lock. It works just like a key because it has to be able to turn the lock but it has to be small enough to fit in the lock. Tension wrenches are for security and you can find tension wrenches in hardware and locksmith catalogs as well as some places online, or you can even make your own! To make your own, you will need to use a small Allen wrench and file down one side so it fits into the lock you are working on.

Lock picks

For lock picks, they come in a wide range of shapes and sizes but for most simple locks, you will only need a simple pick. It will only be a small flat piece of metal that can fit into a keyhole, usually with a rise or bump toward the end. You just have to rake the bump across the pins in the lock and you have them up while you try to get them to set into their holes. Once you have all the pins set, you will use the tension wrench to open the lock.

Aside from this, there is also a lock picking tool that looks like a hot glue gun and a pistol that will work on some locks. It uses the same concept as the tension wrench.

Lock picking tools can be very expensive to purchase but you can also make your own lock picks. It is always a wise choice to always have one in handy just in case you left your keys and you don’t have any way to get inside but to pick your lock. Lock picking tools should only be used for security purposes only and not to invade properties of other people.

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