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- "Art of Lock Picking has truly been a great help in learning lock picking. I ran across their lock picking guide, bought these picks per recommendation of that guide and have opened everything I have stuck my picks in so far. Can’t wait to see what I am picking in a few months!"Harith J.Customer
An Introduction to Paracentric Keyways
In this guide, we'll define exactly what a paracentric keyway is, study some examples to drive the concept home, and then look at two lock picking techniques that will help you defeat your next paracentric keyway!
How to Pick a Master Lock
In this guide, you'll learn the basics of lock picking and how to pick a Master Lock, as well as a few other methods that don't require lock picking tools!
Where To Buy Lock Picks: Ultimate Buyer's Guide
If you're just getting started in lock picking and don't know where to buy lock picks, this guide will get you started! We'll look into the best lock picking brands, alternative places to buy picks, as well as some factors to consider while choosing a set.
The Best Wallet Lock Pick Cards for Everyday Carry
I bought the best lock pick cards on the market and put them all to the test! This guide aims to review and compare my experience using these lock pick cards and which ones (if any) are worth the hype and money!
Which Way Do You Turn the Lock?
When we are approaching a new lock what direction do we turn the lock? Do we turn them clockwise or counter-clockwise? Let's find out!
The Lock Picker's Plague: Oversetting and Undersetting Pins
Oversetting and undersetting pins occur when a pin is lifted to a specific position that can fool a picker into believing that the pin is set when it’s actually not. But good news! With a little knowledge of identifying, fixing, and even preventing these little predicaments, your sanity will be safe.