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There are a lot of things to consider when selecting materials and objects for these DIY lock picks such as the quality of a material, how well that material works as a lock pick, how much it costs, and even how much work it takes to mold that material into a useable pick! But choosing a good material for homemade locks picks doesn’t have to be a headache and there are actually quite a few awesome options out there that can give you some pretty cool results!
So let’s get to it and cover the best homemade lock pick materials!
While a lock picking vise isn’t quite a second set of hands, it can in some ways feel like it.
So let’s look at the benefits that vise can provide and at what point in your lock picking journey you should consider picking one up. Then we’ll polish it off with a few good options that will ensure that your first lock picking vise is that last you’ll ever need!
Knives are big and bulky tools that are honestly the opposite of what you need to pick a lock. However, this doesn’t mean that knives are completely worthless tools for lock picking. Here are five unique methods that we can take advantage of and use our sharp little friends to bypass locks!
This pick, that pick, what are all these different types of lock picks for?
What is the purpose of this squiggly pick or that squiggly pick? Is there a big difference between this pointy hook and that flat hook? What are the best lock picks?
But, most importantly, should you invest your hard earned cash into all these different types of lock picks and will they benefit your ability to open locks and progress your lock picking skill?
Let’s tackle all of these questions and then go into the primary purpose of many of these different types of lock picks — their strengths, shortcomings, and when to best utilize them!
One of the greatest misconceptions that plagues the name of lock picking and locksport is that the craft itself is born from malicious roots.
That lock picking is a skill based upon criminal intent and anyone wishing to learn of it beyond the scope of locksmithing must have some mischievous underlying purpose.
But if we for a moment take a step back and look at the data regarding lock picking and home burglary, along with some logical reasoning to explain it, we will see that lock picking isn’t the monster that society believes it to be.
As we are about to see, most criminals don’t pick locks.