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You know reading this and looking at the post counts and what there saying this looks like the biggest spam, advertisment thread i have ever seen, i mean every review is in such detail, and there posts are dismal maybe 8?
But seriously, look at the detial these epople go into, i haven't seen people go that buck wild even over falles picks.
There beutiful, master machined, superb!!!!!, so handy, OMFG! i never leave home without it, Hey guys where can i get one huh huh?
Ha i get a kick out of this thread, never noticed this spam cluster before.
Weres newberry at? he's gettin eating alive in here by a rival site!
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Hi, I'm new to this site but have 35 years of lock experience. I've found Southern Specialties FPS-8 Works well because of the positive lockup to handle and the smaller pick tips. The SouthOrd JPXS-6 works quite well for me as well. SouthOrd just posted on their website the JPXS-6 with an L-rake, and list the L-rake as Part#JP-6. I favor the L-rake as a Jiggler pick usually when a try-out method is needed for speed. I shortened two picks and modified a tension wrench to hide in a cheap stash Pen. Bottom line; Whatever Works.
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- Joined: Thu Jan 08, 2009 1:20 am
- Location: Sheridan,OR
I don't have any picks from Southern Specialties yet but there is a review of the company and its manufacturing process on NDE magazine issue 1. (NDEmag.com)
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- Joined: Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:38 pm
- Location: San Francisco
I've got that pick! its awesome on my keys where ever i go... and i cant tell you how many times its been a lifesaver... also there customer service is great, they didnt list one of the tension tools as a replacement... i called they fixed it. and sent me one for helping them out with their site... so order away, everyone needs one of these on there key chain...
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- Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:34 am
- Location: Bay Area
I have the Southord ultralight jackknife pickset. I LOVE it. I looks much like what you have shown, but has a fiberglass handle.
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- Joined: Sun Apr 12, 2009 5:12 pm
- Location: NY
I own the southord jackknife pick set: http://www.southord.com/Lock-Picking-To ... -Sets.html
I think it works well as a pick set but you can't do too much raking with it because of the way the handle feels in your hands. My only complaint is that the tension wrench occasionally comes lose from the set and I find it floating in my pocket. I have never lost it but I could see it being an issue.
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- Joined: Sun Aug 13, 2006 1:08 pm
- Location: California
You can make these yourself out of feeler gauges. I am actually working on mine right now, keep an eye on the forum for some pictures. It's probably done somewhere today.
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- Joined: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:57 pm
- Location: Maastricht
I had that pen pick set, and mine would never lock the picks up solidly in the head. I tossed the pick and put them in an Xacto blade handle and that worked "ok", but the whole thing was junk, never really could use it effectively, and I eventually tossed 'em.
I just received a jackknife style pickset from Lock2006 in an order of locks I made from him. It's made by RCS Tool Co. (haven't looked them up) and is awesome. It's quickly become my absolute favorite picks for small locks.
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- Joined: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:28 pm
I have a jacknife from the same company(RCS Tool Co.) and it works amazingly
it has 7 picks and 2 turning tools... 1 of em is way 2 this to b any use tho but the other fits most locks ive come across..
it is verry well manufactured the locking mechanism works great when tightned
it has a red plastic handle tho which is oki guess itworks. and you may want to touch up the picks as they have not been burnished. i used it for a long time as is tho cause i had no file to fix it... still worked great
i keep it on my keys all the time (dont help if ive lost my keys tho huh) but just in case i need it (i do often) its there and works great
not good with the pictures but it looks like the metal 1 on the first page of this topic... only its red.
anyway ill stand by this manufacturing company and say theyr good.. cand comment on the website tho as i bought mine from lockpicks.com
hope it helps
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The main thing about the jackknife that I didn't like is that you don't get the right amount of feeling transferred from pins to hand because of the size and mass of the handle portion.
I have used the "Pocket Pen Lock Pick Set" for years now and it's the one thing that I carry everywhere... It has a better selection of picks and fits anywhere a pen does, such as your front pocket or clipped to your shirt...
[img]http://www.southord.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/SO-212.jpg[/img]http://www.southord.com/mm5/graphics/00 ... SO-212.jpg
(IDKWTF is up with this forum, but for some reason I can't post images here, sorry)
Anyway, as you can see in the pic, the top end has a screw on cap that conceals a hollow interior to hold the pics, which can then be removed and stuck in the other end and tightened in place, allowing the body of the pen to act as the pick handle, which allows a standard grip much like conventional picks. The pocket clip is also the tension wrench!
The only thing I wish it had is a Y-type wrench, for picking double sided and hard to reach to cylinders, other than that I absolutely love this thing, and it is constructed very well and definately worth the price...
Hope this helps!
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- Joined: Sat May 23, 2009 2:20 am
[quote="Dave568"]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:
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.[/quote]
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- Joined: Mon May 11, 2009 9:17 pm
- Location: Los Angeles
I only just started, and from what I've heard the feedback from the pick is the biggest problem...? I really wanted the red handled one to bring with me and a couple small locks in case I get bored somewhere and want to practice.
I'll probably get one... I guess I'll let you know what I think next week.
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- Joined: Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:45 pm
- Location: Florida
I had the red plastic one and i liked it pretty well until i lost the little nut that holds the lock bar on. Then i put all the pics on a little key ring and used some needle nosed pliers to bend the ends of the tension wrenches into little loops so that they would go on the ring too. It made a very compact picset that I can carry on my keychain. I'd like to replace the jacknife tho, but I think I want the metal one this time, because the plastic handle was a little too light weight feeling.
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- Joined: Thu May 14, 2009 10:06 am
You might want to give Richard at Southern Specialties a call. He'll probably sell you just the part(s) you need to get your red-handled jewel back in action, and do it for cheap, too.
You can probably just get the aluminum billet handle, too, instead of having to buy a whole new pickset. I've bought a LOT of stuff from SoSpec (I teach an NDE course) after shopping around for a vendor with the best value and reliability. It's a family business (Richard's a retired machinist) who ship quickly, always answer the phone during business hours, and work hard at customer service.
Hope it works for you!
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- Location: Pensacola, Florida, USA
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