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— Posted by ghettopimp70 on 1:59 am on Mar. 13, 2002

I see a lot of instructions on how to pick locks but i need to know what are the best items to use as lockpicks specifaclly from personal experiences

— Posted by Longbaugh on 3:07 am on Mar. 13, 2002

If you want to make lock picks then the best thing to use are the metal bristles on the brushes of street-sweepers .
The easiest way to get em is to walk around the day the street-sweeper comes by and collect the bristles or find the truck when its parked and take all the bristles you want/need
(or if you want real lock picks then go to

(Edited by Longbaugh at 11:40 am on Mar. 13, 2002)

— Posted by JOEBLACK on 5:31 pm on Mar. 13, 2002

LOL that site has some good picks but the prices are outta this world!

— Posted by confuzious on 11:09 pm on Mar. 13, 2002

Lockpicks ground out of hacksaw blades are really good. You need access to a grinder for this though, a hand file is useless.

— Posted by Longbaugh on 5:58 pm on Mar. 14, 2002

Quote: from JOEBLACK on 1:31 am on Mar. 14, 2002
LOL that site has some good picks but the prices are outta this world!

Your’re right , they have some some high-quality picks but high prices . The good thing about the site though is they dont ask any questions when you order lock picks(some sites want a lot of credentials)

— Posted by johnny 99 on 4:22 am on Mar. 15, 2002

walk to yor closet , get a metal coathanger. straten it out. bend it double about an inch from one end then bend back it again an inch later so that you have a squashed ovalwith one wire on one side and two wires on the other. now bend the long srait end at the same spot as your first bend only 90 degrees out so that it sticks strait away from the channel . measure about 21/2 inchs along the long end and at that point wrap the wire 11/2 times around a broom handle like a spring,so that it runs back parallel to the 21/2 inches of wire though the squashed oval. cut it about 2 inches past the oval nw get a couple of hammers and bash the end that is sticking out flat to 1/16th of an inch. this is the actual pick part now use a file to shape it make it 1/8 of an inch wide for 11/2 to13/4 of the length from the end. congratulations you have just make a snap pick. now take your left over piece of wire and cut off a 3 inch piece. bend te last 1/4 inch or so into an L shape and bash the short end flat. shape with a file to square it and narrow it till it will just fit into the bottom of the keyway. this is your tension wrench. to use, slide the wrench into the bottom of te keyway, and the snap pick injust brushing the bottom of the pins.with the actual pick part on the bottom and your thumb resting on the shorter arm. apply light pressure with the wrench as you normally would. then with the snap pick held loosly in your hand star applying preassure with your thumb to the top of the gizmo. puss down smoothly until yourthmb slips off of the wire causing it to spring back up strikink the bottom of the pick, and bouncing the pins do this at a nce steady pace until the tension wrench turns. usually 1 to five snas of the pick for a house door! with a little practice, and i do mean just a little you can go through a door lock as quick as you could fumble a key out of your pocket. if that wasn”t clear enough go ren the movie (midnight run) denero uses one to break into a house. sorry about the rambling post its 3 in the morning. have fun!!

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