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DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

When it comes down to it there is nothing better than manual tools for your Lock pick Set, whether they be retail, homebrew, macgyver style. DIY'ers look here.

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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby Eyes_Only » Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:22 am

Sometimes you have to treat the stuff sold on DX not as a tool but more of a "tool blank". Couple of the stuff I've ordered from them I guessed it would need some modifying to make it work like their blue disc detainer pick and I guessed right. It works pretty good on some low grade disc locks but I had to shave it down with a file quite a bit to make it fit.
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby lupstarr » Thu Sep 17, 2009 5:15 am

try this www.auto-one-stop.com the prices are cheaper than dx but you pay shipping(fed ex pretty fast)so it kidda equels out. they also have some stuff dx doesn't.
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby Legion303 » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:04 am

I finally got my DX credit card set today. The picks are terrible, but may be handy in a pinch if you need to get into a Kwikset lock. I'll be doing some heavy modifying and sanding to see how much I can improve the stock set.

Two identical half-diamonds? They must expect some heavy-handed breakage.

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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby Eyes_Only » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:28 pm

As long as we're on the topic of DX, has anyone use these dimple picks from them? http://dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.17610

It's only $10 so I figure whats the risk but thought I'd ask around for feedback on this tool anyways. Does it work? Decent and useful tool or another DX disaster?
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby jailersmith » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:55 pm

Just recieved a DX credit card pick set, the case fits well and has dimple notches to forestall sliding open. The tools are thinner and rougher than the USA made version. But ok for novel use or gifting only. My preferred hide out set is southord SP-02 and TW-02, started out carrying the HPC spring steel version in the 70's. Again, for the "what it's worth category". It all boils down to what works for you and your circumstances. :wink:
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby Legion303 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:35 pm

I've had a little more time to mess around with it, and I have to say it's been working very well on low-security locks. It completely sucks so far on my better ones (including commercial Schlage SC1), but the set will be handy to have in my wallet for the occasional emergency lockout scenario (you know, the one where I have my wallet but NOT my keys...heh).

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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby jailersmith » Sun Sep 20, 2009 1:08 am

Steve- I agree with you that the DX set is an excellent lifesaver. Especially when you are eyeing that rusted strand of barb wire in the ditch. Also, I forgot to mention the set works, I wouldn't call it junk, just limited use. Mine arrived with the C rake broken, the other 3 picks are fine. Not my recommendation to use daily.


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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby Eyes_Only » Sun Sep 20, 2009 2:08 am

How thick is the "card" case when closed?
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby jailersmith » Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:59 am

Mine is 3 13/16 " X 2 5/16" X 1/8" when closed. Hope this helps. :D
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby Eyes_Only » Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:14 pm

Thanks man. Not gonna buy one now but its on my wish list. :D
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby TheSkyer » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:18 pm

I got it yesterday ;)

Here's a little video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQFT_JLW ... r_embedded
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby Wizer » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:53 pm

Didn´t you just bypass that tri-circle? Tensioner is just for show? :D
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby TheSkyer » Sat Sep 26, 2009 5:04 pm

Wizer wrote:Didn´t you just bypass that tri-circle? Tensioner is just for show? :D


Yup :p But don't tell anyone XD
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby femurat » Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:17 pm

Got mine yesterday. It was supposed to be a gift but it took a month to arrive so now its mine (or waiting till next occasion).

The picks really need to be sanded. They're stamped and the working surface is rough.
I tested all the picks in some padlocks: considering the poor handles and the rough tips they work quite fine.
If you have security pins just give up: I couldn't open an abus 65/40 and in 10 minutes I almost hurt my fingers.

Overall the card worth its price, it's a good "emergency set" for 6 euro.

Cheers :)
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Re: DX stocks Creditcard Lock Picks

Postby shaothegreat » Tue Oct 13, 2009 9:21 pm

I bought a couple of these from DX - one to practice with and one to keep in my wallet. I would have to give them two thumbs up. I've managed to open everything I've tried them out on. They WILL hurt your fingers within a few minutes of use. But they are perfect for my needs. They get me through my back door so I'm happy.
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