Hello my friend.
They're already advertising Christmas, oh lordy. But we're still picking locks, and my guess is we'll continue to do so all through the holiday period, watching the clock, counting the days until everything gets back to normal. There's a reason it's 'normal', it's because that's how we like it. Anyway, that could just be me. But I do know that were certainly comfortable with things we know - Which - mysteriously - brings me to today's subject: Jigglers. As the title suggests, you already know how to use these lock picks.
All jigglers, whatever lock they're for - wafer or pin cylinder, dimple or laser, whatever the possible permutations - work on the same principle. The jiggler key has been designed to closely match the popular pinnings of today's locks. Learned knowledge, research, computer processing have all had their part to play in the development of jigglers to produce keys which take into account a myriad of averages, and be able to mimic them. There's more to it that that though. These patterns, or 'cuts' in the jigglers must also offer room to move. That is, the lock picker must be able to insert the key (obviously) but also move it around. Because that's the technique. So the jiggler doesn't just mimic popular averages, as it could still be very tight. It could also be too lose. So there's room for manoeuvre, but not so much that they don't engage the wafers or pins.
And this is where we get to you already knowing. Have you ever put a key in the lock and it not turn? Of course you have. We all have. And since you have an interest in locks, by virtue of you reading this, my guess is you've done it loads. You wiggle it up and down, you move it side to side. You ret putting the key in less, then more, then you try inserting it really hard and fast. Then you try and insert it slowly, moving it up and down - O'er! That's you jiggling! Because that's exactly how we use jigglers. In lock picking, to 'jiggle' is to use a variety of different movements on the key to set the wafers and keys in whatever order is effective, until the lock opens. Notice when you recollect jiggling a front door key you can remember that you're also turning it slightly - so that when the pins or wafers engage properly it will turn. That's your tension. That's the job we use a tension tool for in conventional lock picking; with Jiggling we turn the key a fraction and jiggle. You already know how to use these tools, what a result! You are now a more advanced lock picker than when you started reading! (sort of)