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All in one pick? Best Pick?

Tool recommendations, information on your favorite automatic and/or mechanical lockpicking devices for those with less skills, or looking to make their own.

All in one pick? Best Pick?

Postby unholywar23 » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:49 am

Hello I'm new here so be gentle :) I was wondering if there is a pick that picks most basic locks. Like house locks. I realize they can all be different but what is the best tool to use. I dont want to carry around a lot of different picks. If anyone has ever watched the show Dexter he only has one pick and gets in within seconds. I know its a show, but still. Any help at all please.
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Re: All in one pick? Best Pick?

Postby keysman » Sun Dec 18, 2011 8:15 am

unholywar23 wrote:Hello I'm new here so be gentle :) I was wondering if there is a pick that picks most basic locks.


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Re: All in one pick? Best Pick?

Postby crkress » Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:51 am

My first pick was a thin half diamond. It was okay, but not ideal.

Become proficient with a simple hook- style pick. I'm of the opinion that this is really the only pick a beginner should use, and its good for opening most pin or wafer locks.

Again, that's just my personal opinion, and I'm sure there are some who will call me crazy.
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Re: All in one pick? Best Pick?

Postby jfw » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:34 am

I agree with crkress. All of the hook style picks can do a lot for you. And don't get frustrated if you don't get the "feel" for these picks right away. With practice you should be able to conquer many locks. 8)
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Re: All in one pick? Best Pick?

Postby smokingman » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:31 pm

I like the short to medium height rounded tip "deforest" type hook.
YMMV. :)
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Re: All in one pick? Best Pick?

Postby Raymond » Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:55 pm

Diamonds, medium and very thin, are your best friend. BUT DO NOT SKIP THE SECTIONS ON THE TURNING TOOL variations which might actually be more important. A 3-D matrix of tool vs turning tool, vs lock application would be more vauuable but I dont think anyone has tried such a complex resource yet.

Either this is a party question or you need more actual hands on experience.
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Re: All in one pick? Best Pick?

Postby vecchioni27 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:21 am

Yea, myself after much research before even creating an account here have come to the conclusion of ordering a tension and standard hook from southord for a measly $5 after shipping. I will practice to master that and then see what else is out there to better my new hobby! I have noticed the snappers are like cheating though and see that raimundo makes them which can only mean they are amazing! I am new as well but hopefully somewhat informative!
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