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Guide to Lock Picking

Guide to Lock Picking
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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. Contrary to popular belief, the devices known and Slim Jims don't work on any modern vehicles. What you'll find out, is that almost every vehicle requires a different device to open it. On some vehicles, such as those with side-impact air bags, there is the risk of doing hundreds of dollars worth of damage if extreme caution is not taken. Due to the vast number of tools and techniques involved, it's impractical to post them all here. I plan to post some of the techniques and tools used over time.

The Skeptic's Dictionary 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. 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. Pretty much the only tool you'll need for this task is a small screw driver. You're going to be working with several very small parts which you won't be able to replace without buying a new lock. Many of these parts are integral to the functionality of the lock, so a single lost peice could cost you the whole lock. The first thing you need to do, is to remove everything around the lock housing. Click on each image to see it full size You may have heard the different parts called by different names, but I'll use the names specified above from here on. The retaining pin is spring loaded. Now for the hard part: it's time to remove the plug. Note, you cannot re-insert the plug into the housing in the locked possition. You're done!

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Where to buy lock picks There are many places you can purchase lock picks on-line without proving you are a locksmith. 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. So if you already know what you want, skip down past all of this information. Before you go and buy a set, you should probably have some idea of what it is you're looking for. There are many different types of picks. Click image to view full size A basic set will come with just about all of these. Stay away from pick guns. Stay away from rakes. Stay away from jack-knife sets. Get a carrying case. Here are some sites and prices: Currently, I recommend the Southern Ordinance five piece set. I've been notified that Tech-Train now requires you to be a "security professional" before you can purchase anything from them.

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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. 2.1. 2.2. Cut # Depth Cut # Depth 0 .280" 4 .220" 1 .265" 5 .205" 2 .250" 6 .190" 3 .235" 7 .175" The distance from the shoulder of the key to the first pin is .185", and the spacing between pins is .125" (you really don't need these last two numbers, but they may be helpful references as you are first learning to recognize what the marks look like). 2.3. 3.1. Chances are that you won't find these kind of files in your local hardware store, just because they have finer teeth that are required for most purposes. 3.2. 3.3. 3.4. 4.1. 4.2.

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How To Pick A Lock - Beginners Guide To Picking Locks | Guns Lot Headline: You never know where and when you may need to pick a lock. 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. Even if you know nothing about lock picking, if you follow the steps outlined here, you should be able to pick your first lock open less than an hour from now. Lock Picking Instructions Step 1: Purchase a practice lock Now you're ready to purchase a practice lock. Step 2: Remove all but one pin from your lock Attempting to pick a five pin tumbler is way too difficult for someone just starting out. Step 3: Get a torque wrench and a pick You probably don't own a lock pick set, so you're going to have to make due with household items. Step 4: Pick the lock And now the moment of truth; you're ready to pick your first lock. Step 5: Add some more pins and try again

LearnLockPicking.com - Home of The Ultimate Lock Picking Practice Cylinder, Lock Picks, and More 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. 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. I once locked myself out of my apartment in a bathrobe. you can improvise all manner of picks and tools. If you are really in a bind, you'd be amazed the things you can find that will open a lock for you. overall, I think I like the hairpin most.

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