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Locks (Mainly Picking Them)

Facebook Twitter The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers. This is a repository of the most up-to-date versions of Deviant's lock diagrams and animations.

The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers

Seen in all of the TOOOL educational materials and slide decks, these files are all released under the Creative Commons license. You are free to use any of them for non-commercial purposes, as long as they are properly attributed and the same freedom for others is maintained in all derivative works. Please note that these diagrams have evolved and developed over time.

While Deviant is still proud of the older versions of his images, if you still have copies of legacy material they should all be replaced with the latest versions available here. Each image shown below in thumbnail form can be accessed in high resolution individually, or you can obtain the full set from the zip archive at the bottom of this page. Crack a Master Combination Padlock Redux. As a locksmith, I have a responsibility to the public to educate folks on things like this.

Crack a Master Combination Padlock Redux

Sorry, friend, but your initial statement is false, unless you're referring to locks which are not considered padlocks. Even then, certain door-mounted cylinders are susceptible to a variation on this attack. While the introduction of ball-bearings in the locking dog has significantly reduced the percentage of locks with which this attack is effective, it still works on a very large number of cheap padlocks without this particular addition.

Crack a Combination Bike Lock in Under 30 Seconds. Products - Combination Padlocks - 1500eDBX - Master Lock® Dialspeed Padlock Is a Secure Lock with a Digital Interface for Programming Personalized Lock Codes. Master Lock DialSpeed Padlock. Tips for your characters. Lock Picking Basics. Lock Picking Basics Cylinder tumbler door locks I had an urge to have a look at lock picking again, probably something to do with the weather and the fact that I cannot get into the workshop at the moment and being snowed in !.

Lock Picking Basics

I did have a look at the subject of picking locks about 25 years ago and all I can remember about it was that I was not very successful !. Legality of lock picks, possessing burglary tools, lock picks legality. This information, the legality of lock picks and burglary tools, was found on Urban Explorers Resource forums, legality of lock picks / burglary tools compiled and posted by Nightskye, from publicly available state codes.

Legality of lock picks, possessing burglary tools, lock picks legality

Many thanks to Nightskye for compiling all this information. These laws are public information. "Burglars Tools Most US states have specific laws in their criminal codes that define possession of “burglars tools” as a distinct and separate crime. Although how this crime is defined varies among states, there is one common theme: possession of these tools with the intent to commit a crime. Possession of burglars tools usually carries a separate, additional penalty in conjunction with other crimes. The Open Organisation Of Lockpickers. How to Open a Door Chain Lock or Bar Latch from the Outside. Open a Chain Lock with a Piece of String.

The TOOOL Emergency Lock-Pick Card Fits in Your Wallet, Gets You Back Inside When You're In a Bind. First, lockpicks are a kinda weirdly grey area legally, depending on intent, location, licensing, etc.

The TOOOL Emergency Lock-Pick Card Fits in Your Wallet, Gets You Back Inside When You're In a Bind

I really recommend doing your research first, which will be made easier by the fact that most of the picking community is pretty welcoming and helpful. Schuyler Towne of Open Locksport is a great resource and has a formspring account if you want to sling questions his way, though I'm not sure he knows every states lockpicking laws offhand. BUT! Don't worry, because having things which aren't lockpicks can be just as helpful.

Masterbreak.jpg (1200×785) - Home of The Ultimate Lock Picking Practice Cylinder, Lock Picks, and More. Learn to Pick Locks for Fun and an Increased Understanding of Security. How To Pick A Lock - Beginners Guide To Picking Locks. Headline: You never know where and when you may need to pick a lock.

How To Pick A Lock - Beginners Guide To Picking Locks

You may just need to get into your house or car, or you may be captured by insurgents in a foreign nation. Whatever the case may be, this is the Beginners Guide To Lock Picking. With practice and time, your skills will improve. Easily Copy a Key with the Help of Spray Paint. MIT Guide to Lockpicking. Greg Miller's Guide to Lock Picking for Beginners. How to Pick Your Way Out of Handcuffs. Editor’s note: This post was written by the ITS Tactical Crew and originally ran on ITS Tactical.

How to Pick Your Way Out of Handcuffs

Today we’ll be showing you how to pick your way out of handcuffs using only a bobby pin. We realize this may be a sensitive issue to some out there, as this information in the wrong hands could be detrimental; here’s our take. The current “swinging bow rachet – type” adjustable handcuff design dates back to 1912 when the Peerless Handcuff Company patented it. Even the “double lock,” that we’ll get into later in the article, came about shortly after this. First off, why are we still relying on this outdated technology to keep our officers safe? How to make lock picks. Guide to Lock Picking. How to remove pins from a pin tumbler dead-bolt. When you purchase your lock, it will come packaged mostly disassembled, so a lot of the work has been done for you.

How to remove pins from a pin tumbler dead-bolt

But removing pins and reassembling the lock to a functional state is not easy. I'll guide you through the process to make it as easy as possible. Untitled. Unlike the locks on your home, the locks on most automobiles are high security locks.


They normally can't be picked without physically modifying the lock. For this reason, people look for other methods of entry. Alternate methods normally include either inserting a device into the door via the weather strip, or prying the top of the door open slightly so that a rod can be inserted to manipulate the lock handle. Prying the door open takes some skill to avoid damaging the vehicle. So it's rarely used unless absolutely necessary. Contrary to popular belief, the devices known and Slim Jims don't work on any modern vehicles. Where to buy lock picks. There are many places you can purchase lock picks on-line without proving you are a locksmith.

Where to buy lock picks

In fact many places cater to those who are not locksmiths. I'll list just a few here with their prices. The sites are listed at the bottom of the page. The Lock Picker: Book, Guide To Lock Picking, How to Pick a Lock. IMPRESSIONING MANUAL FOR AMATEUR LOCKSMITHS. Version 1.01 Although there are some good resources on the Internet describing how locks work and how to pick them, there so far hasn't been much good information available regarding impressioning. The purpose of this manual is to fill that void. While impressioning doesn't share the glamour attached to picking, it is nonetheless a very effective tool for both amateur and professional locksmiths.

Just give it a try and you will see that it works. 1.1. 1.2.