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Has anyone ever tried this "Folding Pocket Pickset"

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Has anyone ever tried this "Folding Pocket Pickset"

Postby Dave568 » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:15 am

I've always liked the idea of "jackknife" picksets, although in reality most come up quite short of what I would consider to be a high quality set. However, recently browsing around I came across set I had never seen before that looks a bit more promising than most others. I was wondering though, if anyone else here has ever used it or heard anything about it. It can be found here:

http://www.lockpicktools.com/lockpicks.htm

It is under the heading "Folding Pocket Pickset". An image of it can be seen here:

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I'm thinking about getting one ot try out, but before I do, I was just hoping to hear some others' opinions on it.

Thanks for any information,

Dave
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Postby Chucklz » Sat Oct 22, 2005 4:46 am

I have not seen any reviews of this tool. However, it does have a locking bar which may silence some of the complaints leveled at other folding tools.
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Postby l0cked0ut » Sat Oct 22, 2005 7:12 am

well im not too sure youll find too many people who have used this. You definately pay a bit more (35 last I checked) to get a set with less tools, but it is convenient. Only problem I can see from the pics on the site is tht holding it while picking might be a bit uncomfortable...since itll have significant back weight from the rest of the unit in the picking position.
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noob's two cents

Postby Greyflex » Sat Oct 22, 2005 9:08 am

Hey.. having checked out that set, myself, I think the "locking bar" is really a lever-shaped nut. It would do what a thumbscrew would do on other people's homemade jack knife sets.

I can pick just fine with my jackknife tool, even though I have to alter my grip around a huge thumbscrew. The lever this unit is brilliant. I say go ahead and buy one, just don't be surprised if you lose it someday, cuz these things are really small.
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Postby FiReBReTHa » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:42 pm

joining post to see if anyone tries it out.
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Postby FiReBReTHa » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:45 pm

didnt select "notify my"
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Postby skold » Mon Oct 24, 2005 9:47 pm

The site that offers the that paticular pick are about as dodgey as they come.
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Postby helix » Mon Oct 24, 2005 10:45 pm

skold wrote:The site that offers the that paticular pick are about as dodgey as they come.


Hey Skold, I siad that exact same thing once before in a post asking
if that site was any good, I said no because........blah blah, haha.

...Turns out that a member or two here went through them and
got the goods fine, etc etc.

So yeah, but I still stand by my original post, haha.

It doesn't LOOK very professional, but apparently is a legitimate business.
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IF YOU ARE NEW TO THIS SITE: viewtopic.php?t=10528
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Postby mike-z » Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:34 am

the jack knife kits are convenint but ive never used one b4
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Postby Dave568 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:50 am

Just a small update...

I recently ordered from that site (not the jackknife, something else), and the service was about as far from "dodgy" as it gets. The service was much better than Southord when I ordered from their site. I ordered on Saturday afternoon, and received the product today (Monday). That means it must have been shipped out almost immediately on Saturday when I ordered it. It came in a very well packed bubblewrap envelope, too. I couldn't have been happier with the service.

For the record, the thing that I decided to order was this:

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Pretty nice product. Very, VERY SMALL! Very comfortable picks, although the only complain I have is that the end of the tension wrench that is inserted into the lock is a bit short, so in certain locks (padlocks with "bumps" on the bottom), it can be a bit annoying.

Anyway, I just wanted to share this and let you all know that I had a good experience with this company.
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Postby Dave568 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:00 am

I don't have a "complain", I have a "complaint". Curse this lack of an edit button...
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Postby MrBuz » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:47 am

I have purchased Southord's "premier" jack knife, the new pen set most everybody is pitching, the "slider" from Southern Specialties, and yes, the small knife set you are asking about.
This is the best of all of them. You can order optional picks and actually install them with no tools. The tool is short, so feedback is superb. This is now the only tool I carry all the time.
The quality is nothing less than outstanding.
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Postby MrBuz » Fri Nov 04, 2005 10:55 am

A few afterthoughts...the tool has no screw to mess with, (ie retighten, etc). With a little practice you are able to change picks in midstream of your bypass. Try that with Southord's jack knife.
The guy who produces these renders service unequaled by anyother of the sources I have purchased from. If you want a pocket set, this is the only one you need.
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Postby CitySpider » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:03 pm

I've been gone for a long while, so my word might not mean a whole lot, but when I attempted to complain to LPT about the quality of their shims, they sent me an e-mail attempting to explain how to use them. That was okay. When I responded that I knew how to use shims, that I had successfully used homemade shims, they added "inability to use tools does not constitute a valid reason for returning them" to their web site and stopped answerng my e-mails.

I'll call that dodgy. I've spent a couple hundred bucks on lock pick tools since, and none of it was with them.
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Postby CitySpider » Fri Nov 04, 2005 1:19 pm

Wow, I still need an edit button.

A short caveat: they might've cleaned up since I dealt with them. It's been a long time, when considering the lifespan of an internet business. Of course, there're so many places out there that sell lockpicks that I'm not going to deal with anyone who treated me rudely.
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