just getting started in lock picking...what picks do i need?

by slim
(usa)

what kinds of locks are the most often needed picked? is there any money to be made as a locksmith?

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Jun 25, 2015
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May 29, 2015
keep it simple NEW
by: Anonymous

You can always tell the newbies because they buy the 164 piece sets. For pin tumbler locks, you only need 2 tension/torsion wrenches of different widths, and a few picks: hook, rake, diamond, and half ball. Hook, diamond, and ball are for single pin picking, but you can rake with them. I'd rather have a diamond in medium & small than anything else for pin tumblers. Raking is mostly a matter of luck, and you won't know what you did to get the lock to open. Use the ball for wafer locks.

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