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u/throwawaytnt · 5 pointsr/lockpicking

Alright, so this is risky -recommending these picks with the admin here, but I've got my reasons.

This set right here was my first lock picking set. It has everything you need to attack low security locks, but you do need to put some work into them with some sandpaper. Here is my 30 minute video review. I think I cover everything in this video if you feel like dedicating your time.

If you have more money in the budget, Southord sells a decent set for about $25 US. Link

Also, I really love Sparrows stuff. They're great for higher security locks and their tools are very presentable to any prying eyes. Plus, they require much less finishing. Here are a few good beginner kits:



BTW, here's a copy-pasta that I made if you live in the US and want to order from Sparrows:

To get the most bang out of your buck, you want to spend more than $24.72 (total). This is because the Canadian currency's value is less than the US currency's value. Math below.

Break-even point where $CAD = $USD for Sparrows Lock Picks:

Conversion rate: $1 CAD ~ $0.78 USD

Shipping rate: $6.99 CAD

0.78(x + 6.99) = x

0.78x + (0.78)(6.99) = x

(0.78)(6.99) = 0.22x

(0.78)(6.99)/0.22 = x

x ~ $24.72 CAD and USD.

Of course, you could always PM me, and I could put together a list of stuff to fit your budget.

Locks to pick

  • Beginner: Easily found at Walmart. Low security, 4 pins. You can learn Top of Keyway (TOK) and Bottom of Keyway (BOK) very easily on this. This has low tolerance machining, but the great news is that you could feel the pins setting! Plus they're nice and cheap. Master No. 3 and No. 5 are good beginner locks, but unfortunately, they're super expensive relative to Walmart security.

  • Advanced: This is where you start hitting security pins. This will have 2 spools out of 4 pins total, but you will absolutely feel them. Many would recommend the Master 140, but personally, those spools are too low quality and 1 spool out of 4 pins is not enough to get a good feel.

    Feel free to ask me anything!
u/Nemo_Griff · 4 pointsr/lockpicking

You started off with a nice set. Sparrows picks are so much nicer than those cheapo sets that most people start off with from Amazon or eBay.

The Panavise is a really great vise but a bit on the expensive side. The Bessey Vise on Amazon is the one that I use and others pick up the green vise found at Harbor Freight. All of them serve their purpose and last a fairly long time.

Sure, you can do directly to your local locksmith and hit him up for assorted goodies but it is usually best to establish some kind of relationship with them before asking for anything. They are more likely to gift something to someone who has been in and out of their store buying things from them, than someone who walks in their door ending a conversation with "gimme stuff". It is best to be casual and let them know that you are fascinated with the elegant simplicity of how locks work and the innovative ways of how they make small alterations to the design to create more secure locks. That should butter them up a bit :D

Buy some locks at retail cost from them and always try to get in there and get to know them and talk a little shop. They are more than locksmiths and everyone enjoys a little personal attention.

You can also scour eBay. Just be sure to research what it is that you want to bid on before you do, so you have a better understanding of what the retail prices are, because you don't want to pay more than what the lock is sold for at retail cost.

Lastly, we have a bot here that can give you the lowdown on what you can start off with. Lemme call it for you: stab!

u/studiouspanda · 1 pointr/lockpicking

Thanks everyone for the advice everyone, I probably would have bought them had I found them yesterday, but I decided to go the DIY route. Since picking must be a very budget conscious hobby for me, I went ahead and took the plunge and bought the important tools. I figured making my own pins would be difficult and require a lot of crazy equipment, but I looked into it and realized it was a lot easier than expected. So just for anyone who's curious, here's what I got:

  • $50 Kwikset rekey/pin set from eBay. 200 of each type of pins, 8 types of pins. Clips, followers, springs, and anything else needed to reassemble locks. That leaves enough pins to make absolutely every security pin that I know of, as well as any others that I find from watching people pick challenge locks. There are a good variety of these sets, so you can save some money here by getting only 50 or 100 of each pin type if you prefer. I just decided to start off big so I hopefully never have to buy another.
  • $35 Rotary Tool. Used for a huge variety of DIY projects, including and excluding lockpicking. There are some cheaper options, but in my opinion you're better off buying at least a decent one to start so you don't have to upgrade later.
  • $7 Needle File Set. Used in conjunction with your rotary tool as cutting/smoothing tools
  • $25 Base Vice. Also is very useful for holding locks while picking.


    So in total $112 for all the components needed to make as many locks as I can imagine, many of which can be used for other projects.


    To add supplies for a few other DIY projects I also added:

  • $6 Rotary Tool Bit Set. Used for various DIY projects.
  • $9 Cutting Wheels for your Rotary tool.
  • $6 Wood Plank. I'll use this along with the dremel bit set above to make a nice pinning tray.
  • $2 12" x 0.5" x 0.023" Stainless Steel Feeler Gauge. Used to make picks, tension rods, etc. making it $2 per 2-3 tools. If the thickness you want is expensive/in short supply on amazon you can buy directly from the manufacturer here but in my experience the shipping is slower and the price is usually a ~$0.10 higher per 12" rod. If you really get into making DIY tools you can buy stainless steel feeler coils from easterngage which are 25' x 0.5" x 0.15"/0.18"/0.23"/0.25"/0.26" or any thickness you want really. For 25', depending on the thickness it'll cost you anywhere from $50.64 to $64.95. You might need the 1" wide coils for making double sided tension tools.


    So another $21 brings it to $133 plus $2 per 2-3 tools that you need. Add in this $6 case and a few $4-$6 practice locks around aliexpress (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th 5th, 6th, 7th), and you've got a great starter kit that sets you up to DIY anything you might need in the future. I also took advantage of Peterson's mega christmas sale (plus the 10% discount code they gave us) and got a ~$25 order of $1-$3 picks to start me off
u/LarenF3D5 · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

You can get a really basic pick set from a site like SouthOrd.

My first set was their Pagoda set:

What that made me realize was at my skill level I only really use the short hook and S-rake.

Beyond that I was having issues getting my head around the theory of the inner workings, even with the videos available. I tend to learn really well academically so I picked up "Practical Lock Picking":

From there I picked up a few padlocks at garage sales, then ordered some specifically tiered towards the belt ranking setup here, and I've found them very progressive and enjoyable.

I actually reached out to some friends about 3D printing gear so I can do tear downs (I've got my Master 931 picked pretty well, I just need to tear it down for my next rank and don't want to lose everything).

Spend what you're comfortable spending (you wont be pick bound for fun or skill initially, at least I haven't been thus far), and follow the progression theories posted here, they've done really well by me.

Most importantly:
Don't fiddle with locks that aren't yours, even if you start realizing how much of the world is barred merely by a Master No3.

Don't fiddle with locks that you rely on for protection.

If you plan on carrying around gear verify your local laws.

Good luck and have fun, I'm really enjoying it so far.

u/Levi325 · 1 pointr/lockpicking

80TI is a fun, reasonably tough pick.

410 LOTO can be a tough one too, don’t turn it into a rattle toy!

I really like recommending the Paclock 90A for Green: good quality, variety of security pins, their President is on here and a cool guy, but best of all it sets you up nicely to pick an American 1100 (de facto standard for Blue belt). It’s also easy to gut, and can be found on Amazon.

My favorite was the Abus 75IB/50. It’s a fun pick, a lot of folk’s first dimple (it was mine), it’s affordable, and available on Amazon. It’s where I discovered my love for dimples, YMMV.

u/onionsman · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

There is a ton of info in the sidebar. The wiki is your friend on free materials.

I highly recommend Lockpicking - Detail Overkill. The Author /u/derpserf used to poke his head in this sub a while back. Really in depth shit. (he would want me to use an expletive)

As far as printed media, I am a huge fan of Deviant Ollam. (Disclaimer: I have hung out with him at Defcon and have a bit of a man crush). He is a super nice guy who is very passionate about teaching what he loves to do. His two books (one about [picking and how locks operate( and another on impressioning & bypass methods) are awesome.

Hope that helps.

Edit: added links

u/vff · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

Not sure why your post got downvoted (hopefully that will be corrected as more people see your post), but welcome to the community! Those were great locks to start with. Just the right amount of challenge.

If you're looking for ideas where to go next, I'd suggest looking at the lock list that will be posted by a bot in a reply to this message when I suggest you take a stab! at some more difficult locks, and see if any look good. There is also the belt ranking list which is far mor comprehensive.

I particularly enjoyed the Abus 55/40 which is a good tick up in difficulty from the locks you've been opening but will still be within your abilities. You can find it on Amazon for about $6 or $7, with free shipping if you have Prime.

u/ith · 1 pointr/lockpicking

I started with my smallest Stanley. I have the 60mm laminated version of it as well as this one. They feel like they have more security pins in them, but I'll have to wait until I can get it on camera. Haha! I am excited to see what they have in them (I like to wait to gut locks until it's on camera - then it s surprise for me as well). Haha!

u/stab_in_the_eye · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

This lock is a cheap masterlock but suprisingly well made core. It is 6 pins full of security pins. It was difficult to pick but for $8 it was very good.

I didn't take it apart but it seemed spool heavy but if feel like there are some serrated pins. I'm relatively new to lock picking myself.

If you wanted to take the plastic shell apart I am sure you could play with the pinning and use a vice grip to pick it.

Master Lock 410GRN Green 410 Zenex Safety Padlock with Short Body, 1/4" x 1-1/2" Shackle (Pack of 1)

u/CarsonReidDavis · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

Great choices! Although I might be biased, lol.

That's a good selection of padlocks as well.

I'd recommend visiting a thrift store/habitat for humanity/etc to see if you can find a really cheap double-sided deadbolt for less than $10. You can take the pins out and play with it in a configuration that only has 1 pin, then 2 pins, then 3 pins, etc. That will help a lot as you first start to learn and understand feedback.

Vises are really nice, but definitely not necessary, especially for padlocks. I started picking locks 7 or 8 years ago and I only just bought my first vise, a Panavise 350. At $89.99, it is not cheap, but dang it is nice. There are cheaper vise options, but I would have to let someone else chime in.

u/notonredditatwork · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

His book looks pretty good too. (I haven't read it, but I've heard from others that it's very helpful, explains things in plain english, and is pretty humorous, which makes sense if you've ever met him or listened to one of his talks):

u/lukaskuzmiak · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

Depends where you are but Amazon has it pretty cheap :)


Hunting on eBay sometimes proves effective too for a couple at the same time to make them even cheaper

u/wraith303 · 5 pointsr/lockpicking

Either this or this make a good starter set.

For books, I highly recommend Practical Lockpicking; Deviant Ollam. Read that cover to cover, and you'll have a strong foundation to start on.

If you want a good re-keyable practice lock, I like this one, personally. Get the 6 pin, non-cutaway, Kwik-set version.

u/FullKage · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

This is exactly what I would recommend as well. Although if you can grab a cutaway lock over an acrylic, I think they’re a bit better. But you’ll soon be done with both so it’s probably a moot point. Then I’d go MasterLock #3 and then into MasterLock 140, both are pretty available either online or in stores.

MasterLock #3 are $6 on Amazon.

MasterLock 140 are $7 on Amazon.

u/legendofthesamurai · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

I'll second the American 1100, but add the Abus 80ti/50 to that list -- good tolerance, six pins with a serrated, four spools, and a T-pin, and they're only ~$12. Officially they're green belt locks, but I think they hold their own against a number of the blue belt locks.

In addition to the Master 410 LOTO, you also might consider looking for a PacLock PL410-Pro (~$16), which is basically a 7-pin version with better tolerances. They're available online, but some Home Depots are starting to stock them.

Ace Hardware stores typically carry some decent 1.5" brass padlocks made for them by Brinks -- they're generally cheap and are loaded with spools. Sometimes you can even find an A527, which is a clone of the American Lock 700.

u/KillerPicking · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

In order from my progression:

Master 140




Now it's a fairly large jump from brinks to abus so I recommend getting a few more brinks and masters first. Just get a different model with "higher" security every time until you think you are up for it.

I pulled these links off amazon for pictures and whatnot, I'm sure you can get a better deal anywhere so do some searching before you buy.

Edit: Forgot to mention the helpful sidebar!

u/jimylongs · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

Darksim tweeted this a few weeks ago so I picked up one for $8 at the time. I really like it, it rolls up really nice.
US PeaceKeeper Small Punch Roll for Armorer's Tools US PeaceKeeper Products via @amazon

Here are some of my Petersons in it.

u/darksim905 · 2 pointsr/lockpicking
u/anarchtica · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

For the Abus 64TI/50, I use the Peterson .040 pry bar and Peterson hook 1 in .018. Once you've picked it a few times and know the binding order, the lock becomes pretty easy to pick consistently.

The Master Lock 570 is a challenging lock due to the dead core. I recommend working your way up to this lock. The Master Lock 140, Brinks 40mm (non-brass), and Abus 55/40. For these locks I use Sparrows' BOK tension and Peterson hook 1 in .025.

Once you've got these down, you can step up to the Paclock 90A, Master Lock 410, and American 1100. For these locks I'll use the previously mentioned Peterson hook 1 in .018, Peterson hook 7 in .018, the previously mentioned Peterson .040 pry bar, and the Peterson .050 pry bar.

Good luck!

u/johnlen356 · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

This Bessey stand on Amazon has treated me well since Christmas. Quick shipping, too. As for picks, Peterson's City Set is a popular beginning kit. You can purchase from other manufacturers if you prefer, but I'd recommend Peterson because they also sell their Prybar TOK tension wrenches, which can't be beat (edit: save on shipping if you buy those and Peterson picks). Highly recommended. All told, you should spend ~$100-$150 for the whole setup, practice lock and all. Even cheaper if you buy individual picks without a case.

u/[deleted] · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

I just finished The Complete Book of Locks and Locksmithing by Bill Phillips and was favorably impressed. To the layperson, it seems pretty comprehensive.

u/Nightwolf613 · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

Today I ordered a couple locks from Amazon that are pretty cheap. The Abus 80TI/50 (green belt) is $13.11 right now.

I also ordered an American 1106 (blue belt) for $9.87

I wanted to get a few locks that are progressively harder to practice on and learn more about security pins, found good prices on these and couldn't pass them up.

u/K9b1ack · 1 pointr/lockpicking

I have two of the Stanley padlocks right now and I haven't been able to pick either of them! Watching multiple gutting of these guys it seems to vary how many security pins are in them. Yours is actually the least amount of security pins I've seen in one yet. That being said I think they are the best dollar/security padlock on the market right now. I think the next step up in that sector is the Stanley 60mm version and above that being a Abus 83CS/50 with a Mul-T-Lock Junior MT4 (dimple in dimple) with a combined price of at least $70.

u/eviltrollwizard · 1 pointr/lockpicking

This one is a good bathroom read. It's very basic and easy to understand. Not super thorough but great for understanding concepts.

u/jackwhaines · 1 pointr/lockpicking

I struggle on and off as well... don't get discouraged!

BosnianBill recommended this the other day and I bought it on Amazon and love it so far! Maybe it's time to "go back to school"!

u/watermelon_milk · 1 pointr/lockpicking

Alright, I don't know what conditions or environments the lock is gonna be in, but here's my two suggestions.
The American is a bit harder to pick, but slightly less physically strong as it lacks the shackle guard. It is however made out of solid steel.

u/drbyrne · 8 pointsr/lockpicking

US PeaceKeeper P21111 Small Punch Roll for Armorer's Tools

It is perfect for my needs and you really can't beat the price.

u/LockedLogic · 1 pointr/lockpicking

If someone really wants to get in, they will. Lockers don’t hold big enough shackles for you to have much physical resistance, and someone could just break the cheap locker door or hinges regardless.

That being said, I agree with u/stab_in_the_eye. American 1100s are light, decently strong, impressively cheap, and will take some time and decent skill to pick (not astroturfing). They can be bought here, and this color (Master Lock Influence, priced by color) is currently on sale for some reason.

EDIT: Also, if you don’t think the longer shackle on the 1106 will fit, this one has a shorter shackle, but is (Master Lock!) priced... higher?

u/saverism · 1 pointr/lockpicking

If I where you I'd try out a master lock 140 to step it up a bit. In comparison to the #3 they feel a lot better and give you better response in my opinion. Master 140

u/ActualLocksmith · 5 pointsr/lockpicking

I would recommend getting this "small punch tool roll" from Amazon.

US PeaceKeeper P21111 Small Punch...

u/nevadahooker · 1 pointr/lockpicking

The Complete Book of Locks & Locksmithing is a good reference book & How to Pick Locks with Improvised Tools has a bunch of info on the theory of lockpicking so you can imporvise.

"I'm like Miles Davis with a 12-guage." - Gunther

u/mjburian · 4 pointsr/lockpicking

How about a tabletop vise? Lots of options in different price ranges, but something like this will let him clamp the lock in place and pick it hands-free vs having to hold the lock and tension wrench in one hand and pick with the other.

PanaVise 381 Vacuum Base PanaVise

u/supallama · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

You are looking for this book High-Security Mechanical Locks: An Encyclopedic Reference

Are you a mechanical engineer? Id love to compare designs.

u/priest144 · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

I started picking dimple locks with an ABUS 751B/50. It was a great lock on which to learn dimples. Amazon link

u/Foahr · 1 pointr/lockpicking

I first picked a Master Lock #3 Link and this Link. The second one is neet for learning as it has a big key way and only 4 pins. You can single pin pick it or rake the shit out of it. I got them both from target.

u/irishdrunkass · 1 pointr/lockpicking

Abus Titalium 80Ti/50. 12 Bucks on Amazon.

Or if you want really good one in that range, Abus has their big bad boy 90/50 Titalium for like 48 bucks on Amazon.

u/dragon1291 · 1 pointr/lockpicking

So I think I'm only a handful of people who uses a PanaVise. In particular, I have the 350

Works well and I know it will last forever since they're still being used at work. My only gripe about any of the vacuum base styles is the potential that if it's poorly treated the rubber could start to decay. That and how the surface needs to be super good in order to use the thing. Not knocking on anyone who uses those types of vise, but it's something I considered when I purchased mine.

Anyways, a vise is a vise and as long as you're not cranking down on it hard, it'll last. Also, if you don't plan on using the vise for anything else, then the cheaper ones will do just fine.

u/BeachAndClear · 5 pointsr/lockpicking

I got this roll to hold my picks. It’s cheap and works well so far; I love it. US PeaceKeeper P21111 Small Punch Roll for Armorer's Tools

If money were not a factor, I think Peterson, Sparrows, and Spooxe would be on my list. I can personally vouch for sparrows cases,

u/Zer0pi314 · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

Here is that exact lock but green.. it's $ 0.56 cheaper than the red one. Or if you don't care about prime you can get it for $7.90 and save $1.09 per lock, compared to the red colored ones

u/ricosuave0922 · 1 pointr/lockpicking

I got mine on Amazon. Its made by Bessy. It was like $25. The company also seems really good cuz they replaced mine when I had a problem.

u/_brrke · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

It's a PanaVise 350 I bought of Amazon: PanaVise 350 Multi-Purpose Work Center

Hope that helps...

u/cyberole · 4 pointsr/lockpicking

I’m from Denmark, and I had the same problem, and ended up buying this:

Master Lock Safety M/Lock Lockout Padlock-RED 410RED, One-Size

Since I couldn’t find it anywhere cheaper, in the EU!

Hope this helps! :)

u/savyzzyz · 5 pointsr/lockpicking

Careful, that listing is only for ONE lock (BLUE). American Locks are hard to find on (US) has them for $10 each and ships to Canada (or if near the border, find a friend to ship to and pick up):

u/NolanSyKinsley · 1 pointr/lockpicking

I don't know if many lockpickers have tried it, but I have seen a dremel vice that looks like it would be very decent for an entry level vice as it is much cheaper (30$) than the vice you are looking for which usually runs about 75-100$. As for the vice you are seeking, I think this is it, the PanaVise 350 which is pictured in your first link(with the jaws reversed).

u/NKforce91 · 1 pointr/lockpicking

Thanks! It’s “Visual Guide to Lockpicking” (link ).

u/SadSwindler · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

[panavise 350] (

I use them for work and once I picked up the hobby got one for home use. Not too big for a desk, able to solidly grip even big locks, adjustable angling, built-in tray for picks and wrenches. Highly recommend!

u/IamTheGorf · 1 pointr/lockpicking

After your picks,here is your next purchase :)

Practical Lock Picking, Second Edition: A Physical Penetration Tester's Training Guide

u/naswek · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

This one and this one both have zippered pouches to keep your tensioners secure. I like the first one because the whole things zips closed.

A bunch of people around here, including me, have this one. I would much rather have one of the first two.


u/mmmhmmhim · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

a good start. Perhaps not as much history as you're looking for, however.

u/slickwillytfcf · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

This one was mentioned in another post a week or so ago:

SouthOrd offers one called Easy Pickings with a few of their sets too. I've seen that one and it gives a very basic overview of locks and techniques to pick them. Much less information than can be found in the PDFs.

u/Conzay755 · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

From what I can tell that looks like it would only have regular pins in it, you could try this master "practice" lock its got mostly spool pins witch is good for practice

u/ben-on-reddit · 1 pointr/lockpicking

The Stanley S828-160 is relatively inexpensive, easy to find, and should be plenty if your main concern is bolt cutters:

u/wat_waterson · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

Honestly, this book is a bit basic. I bought it a few weeks ago on RiftRecon's site because it was only $14 and I wanted to see if I was missing a technique or tactic. I wasn't. It's really meant to supplement their red team kit and comes across as such.

That being said, if you are unfamiliar with alternative entry techniques beyond lockpicking, it could be worth it, though Deviant Ollam's book is just a tad over double the amount for this little book and covers some other entry techniques besides lockpicking.

u/yubachu · 1 pointr/lockpicking

what college? I'm a first-year at Oregon state University. BTW if you need a case for your lock picks this one looks pretty good. Mine arrives tomorrow so maybe it's crap but i'll have to wait and see.

u/potkettleracism · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

I use an armorer's punch roll. It was approximately $5, and holds ~20 picks and 10 wrenches with leftover space. Something like this:

u/pokesomi · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

I just bought 4 of these on amazon

Master Lock 140D Solid Brass Keyed Different Padlock with 1-9/16-Inch Wide Body, 1/4-Inch Shackle

Are these similar to the 140. Or something completely different

u/Blaquebox · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

Thanks. Yes, tension was critical. It’s either a Tron or Atilla. I don’t remember which. I have a few of both. The next lock is this monster. He’s sitting on my bench now. Stanley

u/Jedecon · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

No. That is not the right one, but it is a variant. The lock you have linked is the master keyed version. You want this one:

Here it is on Amazon.

u/V0bWdPbCK7k7j · 5 pointsr/lockpicking

It depends a little on what you are looking for . . . Some time back, LPL recommended this:

u/datagram_locks · 6 pointsr/lockpicking

There's some older stuff, too!

Shoes and I gave a talk in 2010 that focused specifically on ways to attacks locks just with key blanks and non-working keys. The first 20 minutes focuses on features of keys, photography, molding, casting, and other related topics.

Deviant's second book Keys to the Kingdom (2012) focused on procedures for many key/blank-based attacks, as well.

u/dadoftwins71309 · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

From this Amazon listing stating "Publication Date: October 8, 2012", and talking with Deviant on Twitter.

This, his second book (on bypassing locks WITH a key) on "the topics of impressioning, master key escalation, skeleton keys, and bumping attacks", also comes out shortly.

u/mgsecure · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

The American 5200 and the Mako 427 are blue, cheapish, and generally on amazon in the US.

u/GeezerPicks · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

Pick the American 1100 for a blue belt. Amazon has it in yellow for $9.68.

u/--lily-- · 1 pointr/lockpicking

Is that the same as the 140D?

Master Lock 140D Solid Brass Keyed Different Padlock with 1-9/16-Inch Wide Body, 7/8-Inch Shackle

u/polypeptide147 · 1 pointr/lockpicking

It says "masterlock 140" for one of the first recommendations. Is that the same as the 140D?

u/the_other_other_matt · 3 pointsr/lockpicking

I use an armorer's punch roll, but am starting to outgrow even it. My wife wants a sewing project so I am going to get her to sew a new one up out of some cotton duck.

u/p4p3rcL1p · 1 pointr/lockpicking

That's a practical opinion though. There are so many different lock types out there, so there's no reason not to branch out. My googlefu seems to not be working well right now, did you mean the 172?

Edit: Here is what I'm finding, but it's the 172.

u/raintheory · 1 pointr/lockpicking

It was half that price when I got it a week ago as an add-on item. I'd probably pay the current price still.

Here's some photos:

u/xcaetusx · 2 pointsr/lockpicking

So I was digging around in the High-Security Mechanical Locks: An Encyclopedic Reference and I found this paragraph. Might help lead you in the right direction.

> In some locks (e.g., American and Laperche), antipicking lower pins are also used. This idea was mooted around 1940 in a patent by Crousore (Fig. 2.22), which called for grooved upper and lower pins cooperating with a channel in the plug. An even earlier method that involved modifications to the lock cylinder was presented in a 1928 patent (US 1,739,964).

u/CuriousLockPicker · 13 pointsr/lockpicking

Random thoughts:

  1. Some locks require 3 tools to open: a pick, a tension tool, and lock lubricant.
  2. Thinner picks (<0.025") are not exclusively for Euro cylinders. They're useful for American locks, too.
  3. TOK tension tools should fit perfectly, especially if you're picking dead cores. I struggled with Master 570 and Master 410 until I filed down a Sparrows Heavy Bar for each.
  4. This book misled me, and made me believe that pins are set by lifting the entire pick upward. It took me a while to realize that it's easier to set pins by levering your pick off warding or another part of the lock.
  5. For some reason, it took me 2-3 months to learn that over lifting pins is detrimental =/
  6. Finally, I wish that I had gotten less angry while learning. My mood was ruined dozens of times because I couldn't pick a lock. I wish that I had believed in myself and taken it easy.
u/LockPickingCoder · 1 pointr/lockpicking

If you are in the US Amazon has a few of the 75/50 marine (plated) used as low as 13.75 - just go to the listing, follow the link for "new and used as low as (ignore the price) - therr will be several used offers and right now that lock has another 20% off so the one at $17 is really $13.75

ABUS 75/50 All Weather Chrome Plated Brass Keyed Different Padlock - Stainless Steel Shackle