Do you want to learn how to choose a master lock?

Do you want to learn how to choose a master lock?

Postby whitneyllu » Fri Nov 26, 2021 2:52 am

How to Pick a Master Lock Padlock When Your Key Gets Lost. Hardly anything is more frustrating than needing to unlock a door and realizing you've lost your key. Provided that you have a few lock-picking tools in your pocket, such as a strong paper clip and a pen, you can fashion a makeshift key and enter at your will. Read this article about how to pick a master lock when your key gets lost.

Many locks are made of the same basic parts: pins (usually 12) and springs. The upper six pins are the same size, and the bottom six pins come in varying sizes to match up with the grooves on your particular key. The little springs serve to hold the pins in place. When the correct key is inserted into the lock, the grooves in the key push the pins up until the upper pins are all above the shear line and the key is then able to turn in the shaft.

The Mechanism of Action of the Lock
To open a lock, you need to know its operating principle. Each master lock will be made up of three major parts: a set of pins, springs above, and a spindle where we insert the key. You can see that there are serrations on each key, each of those will fit into a pin. So, the more pins a lock has inside, the higher its security. These pins have different heights, that’s why each key has a different shape.

How to Pick a Master Lock

Step 1: Insert your tension wrench and apply slight tension.
Start by inserting the short end of your tension wrench into the bottom of the keyway. Then lightly tension the lock by applying a very slight rotational force to the core—just like you would with a key.You want to keep your tension force pretty light as if you apply too much, you chance binding up the pins too much to move.

Step 2: Insert your pick and start raking.
While applying light tension, take your rake-style lock pick and insert it into the keyway just above your tension wrench. Push it all the way in until you feel it hit the back wall of the lock and then slowly lift it up against the pins.Begin scrubbing the pins back and forth, just as you would brushing your teeth. For reference, check out the lock picking animation below. currently offers lock picks—which is a true blessing because I find them to be hands-down the best lock picks on the market.They also make one of the best and most versatile beginner lock pick sets.
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