looking at the lists im thinking you dont need a lot of that.
starting up? then concentrate on the bare essentials and build up your tools gradually.
obviously get together a good selection of screwdrivers, chisels, files, small spanners
A few woodwork tools will be more valuable than a 3g114 decoder. I guarantee youl fit more locks than youl open 3g114's (which arent that difficult to pick anyway)
Leave the expensive NDE tools for later on, a lot of locksmiths wont admit it but a good drill and some hardplate bits
are far more valuable and will get you into a lot more doors than they care to disclose. Locksmiths dont like to lose face and put up a purely NDE front, but its all tripe we all use the drill.
Get yourself a euro-snapper
: Quick easy access, why pick a lock if your customer has no keys. Â£4-10 for a new lock with keys. A lot less hassle
will earn you a fortune for next to no cost.
Cheap or homemade curtain picks
are just as good as the expensive stuff from my experience. The most important part of curtain picking is a range of wires for different locks which you can experiment and make yourself. 5 and 7 guage required, 7 guage is sufficient to pick the 6 guage locks which are less frequently found
5/ Letterbox tool
Not really essential but nice to have as backup, bent piece of metal, make one out of some bent tubing.... for pennies
dont pick a padlock that has no keys, why waste time cleaning/picking the customer wants in asap....
- Initially you only want to be prepared for keys locked in car, ist cheap and easy: Airbag, fishing tool (can be home made with brake pipe), lemon-pop tool for pulling up buttons
once you have a bit of income then begin to purchase the more expensive bits.
This is written purely from a business point of view, not a hobbiests. Im an accomplished picker but find its used a lot less out there in the locksmith trade.
enjoy... awaits reprisals