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What is Lock Picking? Well, we define Lock Picking as trying to open or manipulate a lock by using a flat piece of steel which is known as a Pick. Usually this picking process requires two pieces of flat picks made out of steel to open cylinder locks.

So as mentioned above for Lock Picking you need a so called lock pick tool made of high quality steel. These Lock Picking tools designed for Locksmiths are not available for everybody. Only qualified individuals & Locksmiths may possess & purchase these professional tools, necessary for the practise of Lock Picking. Please be aware that In countries & states owning lock pick tools other than a authorized locksmith is a Class A Misdemeanor.

Opening techniques with a manual pick made out of steel requires a lot of skills. Those who already touched a pick, understands what it means. At first sight such a pick or a pick set looks simple – but picks are not simple. In wrong hands, these lock manipulating tools can be a dangerous weapon!

If you are just beginning to learn the art of Lock Picking we suggest the book Visual Guide to Lock Picking & a simple Lock Licking tool or just a commonly available cylinder picking kit from SouthOrd or HPC.

From those who sell locksmith tools, you can find detailed information and a variety of tools for Lock Picking such as pick sets, electric picks, Mul-T-Lock picks, door latch cards, slim jims and other cylinder cracking and pulling devices.

Lock Picking Methods
The manual pick gun uses the effect of a billiard ball for the successful opening of cylinder locks. Starting with the pocket pick sets over several pick sets for example SouthOrd or HPC and at last the Profi-Line pick sets. To practice the technique, locksmiths propose training-cylinders. With special tubular picks you can open tubular locks. Classics, like the lever pick “Dietrich“ should not be left out in the well selected specialist’s door opening set.
The basic equipment for Lock Picking and for locksmiths consists generally of the following specia tools. Picks or manual picks, tension tools or tension wrenches, lever picks and key turners. For more massive application & for force entry, advanced lock picking specialists & locksmiths invest on special tools, such as the cylinder cracker "bell", grinders and milling machines along with grinding bits and discs & burrs from Milwaukee.
For experienced locksmiths, Lockpicking Net proposes training in manipulation techniques & for future door opening specialists. It deals partly with the manual picking or lock picking and there after the training with a variety of electric picks, jigglers, also called try out keys, are used on different lock systems, car locks, small locks and padlock with number combinations or keys. In training the locksmith expert gets also an introduction in vaults & safe opening. Part of the training program is as well the work on computer guided key cutting machines, the successful use of the impressioning and bump key technique.

The beginners course is especially set up for future locksmiths. Different lock systems and opening techniques are treated and learned practically on the object. This training deals with destructive and non-destructive techniques. But you will also learn the professional installation of cylinders, locks, fittings and other supplementary security devices. To know more on seminars & training for lock pickers please visit Lock Picking & Lock Manipulation tool specialist Multipick.

Wikipedia: Lock picking is the art of unlocking a lock by analysing and manipulating the components of the lock device, without the original key. Although lock picking can be associated with criminal intent, it is an essential skill for a locksmith. Lock picking is the ideal way of opening a lock without the correct key, while not damaging the lock, allowing it to be rekeyed for later use, which is especially important with antique locks that would be impossible to replace if destructive entry methods are used.

Please also refer to the article on Advanced Lock Picking...

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