Firstly, I wrote this review because I thought it may be useful for beginner like me. I welcome all suggestion and comments but if you plan to be extremely rude I kindly ask you to not comment at all and click the back button and read something else. If I post something that has been posted before ... â€˜Sorryâ€™. Lastly, many thanks to engineer for his help and supports and the other user.
Now, with all the ranting done hereâ€™s the review:
I recently received my lock pick set (1 Slim Line Euro - Japanese Lock) from lockpickshop. It was ordered on the 17 of February and it took roughly 7 weeks to get delivered. After 5 weeks of waiting, I wrote an email to lockpickshop concerning to why my parcel has not been delivered yet. Surprisingly, they replied on the next day saying they'll put a trace on it ( I have no idea how they planned to do that when they told me that the parcel were sent via USPS first class international--which they informed me as not traceable). They then sent me another email saying that they'll send me another set. It came and the picks were really good. I havenâ€™t used all the picks yet but most of them fitted really well with my locks. They came in a case which is very convenient as it is very small, neat and it can fit in my pocket (not implying that I carry it around). I like this set because there isnâ€™t a lot of picks which narrow down the stress of deciding which picks I should use. Also, if youâ€™re just starting I donâ€™t really see the point of getting a set with lots of picks as youâ€™re not even going to use all of it.
In simple words, if you planned to buy from lockpickshop know that:
- They are very reliable
- Has great customer service
- All the price you see on their site is in US dollar (so convert it to your country currency)
- Take anywhere around 2-8 weeks for the parcel to reach certain countries (so don't freak out when you don't receive the parcel in a couple of weeks)Before you buy from lockpickshop I suggest you to:
- Look around and see what other shop offersâ€”see what suit your taste & budget.
- Read [u r l=http://www.lockpicking101.com/viewtopic.php?t=1423]Click here
[/u r l], this would give you a good idea as where to shop and not to shop.
- Make sure youâ€™re going to stick with this bobby as the sets can be quite expensive. If youâ€™re not sure about it, give yourself sometime to think about it so you donâ€™t waste money that could be use elsewhere.
- Check out if your country allows it to come through at all. Most picks wonâ€™t have trouble with customs at all but like I said check it out.
(Most of you who read â€˜NEW USERS PLEASE START HEREâ€™ would have come across the topic on making your own picks. I am personally bad at avoid any small injuries so if youâ€™re considering on making your own picks know that it has it has been suggested that it will give you a good understanding and an valuable experience it can also be dangerous so I recommend you to be careful)
While waiting for you picks to come I suggest you to:
- Read pretty much everything on [u r l=http://www.lockpicking101.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10528.]Click here
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- Check the laws for your country.
- Learn how to take a cylinder lock apart and put it back together:[u r l=http://www.lockpicking101.com/viewtopic.php?t=10505.]Click here
[/u r l] (do it a couple of time while waiting on your picks it will be great help. I know it seem like looking at the pictures on the computer is good enough but experience and doing it yourself it much better
- Get all the theory on how locks work understood.
- Read LSI guide on locks (http://cachefly.oreilly.com/make/lsiguide.pdf
- MIT guide (http://www.gregmiller.net/locks/mitguide/mit-guide.html
- Have a go at making shims if you havenâ€™t already (theyâ€™re get fun
- If you done all the above...Good job. Now have a go at making a bump key.
- Done it all? Well...go read about locks (I canâ€™t tell you what else to do!) When you get your picks know that:
- Although it looks very fragile and bendy it is not extremely easily to break.
- Personally I recommend you to start with an easy lock and try to feel what itâ€™s like to have the picks running through the pins and how it feels to have it under the pins and the pressure of pushing the pins. I think there is a tutorial on something similar... Beginner's Lockpicking Exercise - by digital_blue [u r l=http://www.lockpicking101.com/viewtopic.php?t=10677]Click here
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