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#1 cleargrip

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

Hello im new to this forum.I just recently purchased a lock picking set and am looking for a good in depth turtorial on how to use them.If anyone can help it would be much apprecieated

#2 thefoolofemmaus

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

Here is a link to the article on lock picking 101, and here is a list of other resources.

#3 hfm5872

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:35 PM

Just got my set of picks in the mail and I went right to town with them. Worked on some pad locks to start. Took about an hour to pop the first lock, but I am now down to 30 seconds to 1 min for pad locks. They have all been master locks, you I am going to find a different make of lock to work on next. This really is a skill that I see can come in handy no matter what you do in life, not just for survival.
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#4 michael star

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 08:15 AM

Ive been at it for over 10 years now. Much like anything else that requires fine motor skills, you will start to develop a feel for the locks. One of the biggest mistakes Ive seen people do is use too much pressure on the tension tool. Start with rakes then move up to hooks, balls and diamonds.

#5 JW Snydes

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 01:02 PM

Just got them, popped my first wafer lock in 15 seconds. Now on to the challenging stuff!

#6 just a scout

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

Check out Kelly Alwood on YouTube.
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#7 helen77

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:29 AM

Here I am sharing some information with you .Hope so you find good information about using the lock picking set.
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#8 john090anderson

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:56 AM

Here is a link to the article on lock picking 101, and here is a list of other resources.

Thank you for this! I'm also looking for tutorials.
Just a random noob question, How long will it take to master lock picking?

#9 SacRyan

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:18 AM

Thank you for this! I'm also looking for tutorials.
Just a random noob question, How long will it take to master lock picking?


Master lock picking???? Um, I'm pretty sure that's a life long goal, but just being able to routinely open your overage deadbolt, few months to a few weeks of good practice. All depends on your dedication to the craft. You may also want to look up toool in your area.( US: http://toool.us/meetings.html or Amsterdam: http://toool.nl) Also, there is locksport to help you hone your craft.

#10 john090anderson

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 09:15 AM

Master lock picking???? Um, I'm pretty sure that's a life long goal, but just being able to routinely open your overage deadbolt, few months to a few weeks of good practice. All depends on your dedication to the craft. You may also want to look up toool in your area.( US: http://toool.us/meetings.html or Amsterdam: http://toool.nl) Also, there is locksport to help you hone your craft.

Okay, So it's just all about gaining experience. Thanks!




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