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The Magic Wands of Lock Picking (video)

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The Magic Wands of Lock Picking (video)

Hello Agent X Raking is a lock picking technique that takes the work and effort out of single pin picking. Rather than deal with all the pins individually, Raking works them all simultaneously, meaning it's ideal for beginners, and will get results, fast. The 20 'raking patterns' of our Wave Rakes As with normal lock picking the tension wrench is inserted first, and a little (very light) pressure applied. This causes a little 'ledge' to appear inside the lock. We call this the 'shearline'. Lock Picking relies on getting the split pins in the lock to rest on the shearline....

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How can I improve my lock picking?

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

How can I improve my lock picking?

Hello everyone - and you, yes you! So you've chosen your picks, you've been playing around with that old padlock you found. Maybe you've had some success. But now you want more. You want to grow, you want to speed up your lock picking journey. Here's some ways you might improve your skills: PRACTICE LOCKS Practice locks come in all shapes and sizes; padlocks, eurocylinders, and more. But there's basically just two types, CLEAR and CUT-AWAY, with each serving the picker well by allowing them to see what happens when they're picking the lock. They also let you see what...

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