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Lock Picking Tips - Tension tool tricks

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

Lock Picking Tips - Tension tool tricks

Hello Lock Pickers Top of Keyway Tension Tools.   Last blog I discussed using top of keyway tension tools (which are back in stock, HERE) and how they improve your lock picking success rate. The response was so good, here's a couple of other tension tool tricks you might find useful. Enjoy... LEVERAGE Sometimes a pin might offer more resistance than usual and requires you to achieve a bit of leverage to pick it. It's not uncommon to use the wards in the keyway - the zig-zag-like shape providing a variety of small surfaces you can use as a fulcrum....

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Applying Tension in the Top of the Keyway

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

Applying Tension in the Top of the Keyway

  Hello all Every day I'll get at least one email asking: "What does TOK and BOK mean?" Do you know? If not, you're about to become a better lock picker. TOK stands for "Top of Keyway", and BOK, for "Bottom of Keyway", and when it comes to lock picking, TOK and BOK are referring to a type of tension tool used in those different parts of the keyway. Now we all know about applying tension from the bottom of the keyway, that's what most wrenches are designed for. But for top of keyway you need a different type of...

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