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When practicing and learning the trade of lock picking there will be various of terms that a person should learn. Like a doctor have to learn the terms of the trade the same applies for the profession and hobby of lock picking. The more you get to know and understand the terms and expressions used, the easier you will be able to pick up new techniques since the person that will be teaching and doing the instruction will be using the right words so you will not benefit fully unless you are able to speak the same language. The Locksmith Glossary found on this website will cover most of the more common terms and even many of the obscure words used so that you can get an idea of the types of terminology used in the lock picking and locksmithing trade.

Another aspect that you have to become familiar with when engaging yourself into the trade of lock picking is the tools used in the lock picking trade. Like just any other profession, locksmiths use different types of simple and sofisticated tools to accomplish the task. The interesting thing is that the basic tools of the trade can actually be made at your own home and using very basic household items. This is actually considered a great place to begin the art of lock picking. The reason given for this is that if you produce your own tools you will have a greater understanding of the way the tools work to accomplish the task, however even to make your own home made tools you should be a handyman so to avoid the hassle just buy a training cylinder and a simple pick.

A training cylinder for practicing
An electric pick in action
A training cylinder to practice lock picking
Picking a lock with an electric pick

As you improve you will need to progress to a commercially made set as they are more precise and stronger than most home made tools. Beginners should not go for the most expensive ones available out there, but should look for the thinnest tools. The reason is that a thin pick will take up less space in the lock. The lock area is small so the more you can leave open for movement the better.

Another very important aspect of learning how to pick locks is to stay patient. The skill is just that, it takes practice to achieve. So practicing needs patience without patience you will not gain anything. The most disastrous thing that you can do is to expect too much too soon. The more you practice the better your feel for the mechanisms will become and the faster you will be able to get through the pins of a lock.

Please be aware that the possession of lock picking tools and devices is illegal in some locations without the appropriate license. We recommend that you ask your state securities regulator.

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