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— Posted by ace compton on 9:18 am on Mar. 21, 2002

What are some good, effective and cheap tools to use for picking locks?

any help will be great


— Posted by STONNER420 on 9:22 am on Mar. 21, 2002

it depends on the lock if it’s a door lock use a credit card if it is just a lock in general use a hair pin or something it works for me!

— Posted by ace compton on 9:26 am on Mar. 21, 2002

have you got any special technique u use? how can i practise?

— Posted by STONNER420 on 9:32 am on Mar. 21, 2002

well if it is a realy strong bolt lock you aint going to get it  but you can try to slide the card between the lock and the door and turn the knob and push at the same time.  

— Posted by loscgk83 on 9:56 pm on Mar. 21, 2002

use a fuckin search engine dun…use yahoo,lycos,etc.

— Posted by myachi on 3:18 am on Mar. 22, 2002

I’ve found that google is the best search engine.
As for what tools you need you can go to lockpicks.com or a similiar site and buy a beginners lock pick set for about $20.00

— Posted by johnny 99 on 12:33 pm on Mar. 22, 2002

Do a search for the MIT lockpicking guide its pretty good, will tell you how to do it. or just read the other post on this subject.

— Posted by weston on 4:38 pm on Mar. 22, 2002

you can sometimes use the metalic spike like bristles on the end of those street sweepers to pick locks with or you can go to this site for kick ass picking tools but even better you dont need a credit card or checking account they accept ….money orders  —->      www.southord.com

— Posted by Jerprob on 5:05 pm on Mar. 22, 2002

does anyone know how to use a vending machine lock? Its confusing as hell and the instructions suck + I cant find any info/guides on it. Thanks in advanced. Later…

p.s. I have the 7 pin, not the 8 pin pick…

— Posted by knightmedia on 2:08 am on Mar. 24, 2002

The MIT lockpicking guide is the best reference you’ll find for free. If you can’t find it, email me at knightmedia69@hotmail.com and I’ll send you a copy.

If you want to learn basic pin tumbler picking for real, go to lockpicks.com and get the starter lockpick set and a copy of “Easy Pickings.” The whole kaboodle will cost you less than $20. I’ve seen it as low as $10 before.

For tubular picking, the technique is pretty much the same. It’s all FEATHER TOUCH on the torque. Listen and feel for pin settings. And PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.

Once you understand the concepts of your preferred method of picking well enough, and get some practice, making your own picks is a snap. I recommend using a dremel with a cutting wheel to shape hacksaw blades into picks. You can make tension wrenches with the same spring steel (use a torch to bend it), or use the metal clip off of a ballpoint pen cap as a quick replacement. You might also try using fishing wire (the stuff electricians use to fish wires through walls.)

I hope this helps.

— Posted by DARK ANGEL on 4:27 pm on Mar. 24, 2002

The quick and easy way to pick pin tumbler locks is with a lock pick gun,granted its not the most profesional or skillfull way of opening locks but if its just standard door locks and padlocks that you want to open then you cant really go wrong even a amatuer will be able to open locks in seconds.The one let down can be the noise though if you want to pick a lock silently then forget it.

— Posted by knightmedia on 4:37 pm on Mar. 24, 2002

Pick guns still require some practice. If you can get by using one (due to the noise) they are a bit quicker than normal hand-picking, but you’ll still need to understand the basics. Guns are also quite expensive compared to hand-picks. Except for tubular locks, it’s really easy to make your own picks anyway.

— Posted by DARK ANGEL on 4:55 pm on Mar. 24, 2002

Couldnt agree more,its just that most people seem to think that picking a lock is as easy as it looks on tv.where as in real life it takes a lot of practice and patience.Still its a great skill to have if you put the effort in.

— Posted by chroniccrescent on 6:21 pm on Mar. 24, 2002

-> http://www.howstuffworks.com/lock-picking.htm

— Posted by johnny 99 on 2:26 am on Mar. 25, 2002

Make a snap pick out of a clotheshanger, if a pick gun is to noisy. they take 10 minutes to make (with a little practice) and work like a charm. at least as good as my delco remy pick gun! I hardly ever bother to actually pick them anymore. except to keep in practice. Also you can make a tubular lockpick just like the one you can buy for a hundred bucks. But its kinda complicated to explain if you dont know anything about the locks.

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