Can you pick a lock without a tension wrench?

Can you pick a lock without a tension wrench?

You use the manly art of improvisation and MacGyver yourself out of this tough spot with nothing but paper clips and pliers, of course. Picking a lock with paper clips works pretty much the same way as picking a lock with a traditional tension wrench and rake.

What is an elite 3 lock pick set?

The Elite 3 lock pick set includes several must-have tools for professionals, including: The DAMES 4P-BS bypass set, which includes four Peterson bypass tools, an upgraded moly extractor and a slender pick set. Serrated tension tools. Stainless steel lock picks.

What is a bump key and how does it work?

Bump keys are keys cut for a specific purpose: allowing quick and easy access to a locked area. A key is considered a bump key when it is cut to the maximum depth of a key-cutting machine. Because the maximum depth is designated as 999, bump keys are also referred to as 999 keys.

Why do you need tension in lockpicking?

Perhaps the greatest reason many people utilize heavy tension is for its ability to bully pins and quickly pick locks. Let’s quickly explore that. When we apply heavy tension, we typically cause more than one pin to bind.

What does a tension wrench look like?

Tension wrenches are used to apply torque to the lock plug to keep pins from being pushed back down by springs after they are correctly set at the shear line. They are typically shaped like elongated L’s.

What locks are easiest to pick?

One of the most common (and easiest to pick) locks is the pin-and-tumbler, which is a type of cylinder lock. Cylinder locks are used in most deadbolts. When picking a pin-and-tumbler lock, put the tension wrench in the keyhole and turn it as if it was a key.

What can I use as a lock pick?

Ideal choices include a small screwdriver or hex wrench, a hair pin, or a heavy-duty paperclip. You can even use a bamboo skewer from the kitchen, or a cotton swab with the fluff removed from one end. If using a hair pin or paper clip, first bend it open so you have a long, straight bit of metal.

How do I choose the best lock pick tension tools?

A spring loaded round tension tool is preferred by many lock pickers. These tools help regulate the torque when picking locks. The dial that is included on some of these round tension tools are preferred by many newer locksmiths. When choosing lock pick tension tools, pay attention to materials.

What’s the best way to tension a keyway?

A pair of Heavy .05 flat bars for total tension control from the top of the keyway. As with all tension when lock picking the closer the fit the more control you have over the locks core.

Why choose a stainless steel lock pick tension wrench?

Stainless steel lock pick tension wrenches will give you more longevity, allowing you to spend less on replacing these vital tools. Some may be firm, while others are flexible. There are double-prong, spring-loaded and even hands-free tension wrench sets and tools available.

What kind of locks can you open with a lock pick set?

Every lock pick set here will give you the ability to open many types of locks, from cylinder locks, to tubular locks, to padlocks, to car door locks. We also have a video section that shows you the lock picking tools working in the hands of both our experts and our customers.