Lockpicking is DIY, any sets you recommend?

Lockpicking is DIY, any sets you recommend?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    recommend a set? yeah, I recommend you set the stolen goods down and go home, Tyrone

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Get a cheapo chink set to start. As long as it's got a single pick and a tension wrench then you rally can't go wrong for baby's first pick set

      If you're on more specialized stuff then I can't help you, I only pick when needed for the job and anything that can't be opened by a single pick, a rake, or a bump key get the drill or the angle grinder cause I can't spend all day fiddling.

      There's plenty of reasons to learn how to pick locks beside being a moron. Calling a locksmith is for plebs.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Found this for 30 bux but I have no clue. Looking for something fiddly to play with in winter with room for more complex locks

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          you dont need a lot of variety of picks, go with a small set of good quality

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I only pick when needed for the job and anything that can't be opened by a single pick, a rake, or a bump key get the drill or the angle grinder cause I can't spend all day fiddling.
        Real locksmith detected.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Don't steal it so you don't have to give it back, Jamal.

      [...]

      >the black man's lock pick

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't steal it so you don't have to give it back, Jamal.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I use a spring action pick at work all the time to open file cabinets that no one has a key to and often get locked by accident. It pops it open after 5-10 cycles.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Looks like you can just use an electric toothbrush

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    buy what the lock picking lawyer tells you to. He says it EvERY FCUING VIDEO now

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I watched ONE video and he fucking didn't. I am also now TORN between the automated method and the "craft".

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lock picking lawyer shills hos own product. Sparrows is a great brand endorsed by bosnian bill who I feel is more honest on ehats actually best.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >bosnian bill
        Isn't he out of the game?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          He's out of the game, but used sparrows ever-increasing he threw all his peterson picks away. Ir maybe he gave them away I can't remember.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Lock picking lawyer shills hos own product.
        Ok, so who wouldn't, especially someone well known for using said products?
        If you made something, would you go on video every day and tell someone to buy someone else's' product?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you're just starting, grab a couple different sized tension wrenches, pick, and rake. You don't need anything fancy. I've used paperclips to pick locks before. The lockpicking lawyer on YouTube is a great resource by the way.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >couple different sized tension wrenches
      this, you'll need more different wrenches than actual picks

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Covert Commander.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Sigma

    If you are new, get cutaway lock picks and a transparent padlock.

    If you do not learn the basics, you will regret lock picking.

    If you want to start, go to Lockpicking Lawyer's website and buy a Lishi (Pic Very Related).

    It's the best tool for picking and decoding locks, so you can do whatever it has to be done with said lock.

    Also good for padlocks, but those are different models. Some models can even pick car keys and the such.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just came up with a money making idea
    Couldn't you go to the bridges where couples put countless locks on the railings and pick all of the locks and sell the padlocks on?
    Aren't those sort of padlock locks easy enough to pick or would a lot be troublesome?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how much time will it take you to pick all those locks? how much is your time worth?
      how much does it cost to get keys cut?
      how many keys will you need, assuming two per lock?
      how much is one split ring per lock to hold all those keys?

      Now, how much is a rando on craigslist willing to pay for a dirty old stolen lock? is it more, or less, than what it costs to get a bundle of new locks at the hardware store? is this more, or less, than the figure derived above?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >get keys cut
        why? just sell the open locks back to the dumb tourists

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was never a licensed locksmith. But I've worked on, defeated and repaired more high security locks than any regular locksmith. As a convict in TDCJ-ID I worked in locks and doors. Picks and torsion bars merely speed up the process of non-conventional opening of a lock. Leave me alone long enough with any lock and I'll eventually get it open. Here's why: All locks are about giving relatively easy access to those with the key while hindering access to everyone else.. So fundamentally, locks are about GIVING access. You merely have to meet the locks conditions or defeat whatever force it takes to induce failure. I've picked "unpickable" locks. In one case, a three axis tubular key high security lock that was on a kitchen storage closet they stored all the knives. A guard accidentally locked herself in there by being a retard and breaking the key trying to get out. It took me nearly an hour and I had to make a couple of custom picks and tensioners with a file set and sheet metal. It takes patience and above all, the ability to feel the tiniest clues and changes as you probe, pick and gently move things. You must also have very high mechanical aptitude. Start simple. Easy to pick/defeat cheap locks. Get the feel, learn the basics. Every lock wants to open.. Even ones with broken keys or malfunctions like failed pin springs. Nastiest thing you can do is shove a tightly rolled up piece of aluminum foil into a keyhole.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      t. Picked a kwikset once

      >Lock picking lawyer shills hos own product.
      Ok, so who wouldn't, especially someone well known for using said products?
      If you made something, would you go on video every day and tell someone to buy someone else's' product?

      Ok, LPL. Your picks are garbage metal from southern specialties.

      If anyone is serious about lock picking/smithing, get a small selection of Peterson picks. Their steel is better than sparrows and the other, worse companies picks(south ord, hpc, chinkshit). Buy a hpc follower set, shims, a .005 pin kit, and basic hand tools. Learn rekeying. You can get a decent starter position at a shop that will give you plenty of little jobs to get you trained. But know that lock picking, in a worthwhile locksmith position, is almost never done. I've picked maybe 5 locks in the past 6 months. Shimming is a better way to get into a lock on the bench, and most of the time, at least in commercial jobs, you will have a master key or be replacing hardware. Auto locksmithing is retardedly expensive and not worth the investment. Safe cracking is fun, but not worth the time/investment. If you are doing this for hobbyist reasons, have fun. But if you want a job in this field, get good at sales and/or taking complex mechanisms apart and putting them back together. The installation aspect is all just measuring.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I forgot Multipick, they're even more expensive than Peterson, but they are nice.

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All picks break. I have had Chinese junk last longer than some others. Buy Southern Ord.. It is true that thickness matters. Fat or thin. Don't waste your time making picks. I have never got the temper perfect and they are bunches of work to make. Best have been made from machinist rulers. Hack saw blades, the worst. I made a key for some Victorian handcuffs out of a ruler. Had about 15 hours work in the $45. job. Turns out they didn't even want a key, just the fuckers opened.

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just buy Southord, the standard until youtubers started shilling other shit.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In my country its illegal to walk around outside with these, does anyone recommend a kit that comes with a BPA/phtalate-free container with all the basic tools that I can hide up my ass?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You have tonwait for April 1st. A couple people sell them but usually only one day a year

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so whats the chance i'll get put on the list if i buy these lockpick sets online? i just wanna fiddle with locks for fun

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're already on a list.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        who are you? why do you keep replying the same thing everytime i ask that question? why are you gangstalking me?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Seriously, though, PrepHole has been a honeypot for various government agencies for most of its existence. Everything is logged and recorded for reference, including poster identities.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If you are doing it for fun, then dont worry about being put on a list. There is nothing inherently illegal about lock picking. Many people do it for fun. To hell with any list you may or may not be on.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        are you sure anon i dont want to get in trouble my mommy wont be happy if i was

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