There are several types of locks. Some of the more common are: The Pin Tumbler, The Cylindrical Lock (aka Tubular lock), The Wafer Tumbler, Skeleton Key Locks, Rinky-Dink Locks etc.
There are “MASTER KEYS” available for certain types of locks, but these are harder to get and they aren’t even real picks. Sufice to say they do the job if you can get them. Otherwise there are three general clasifications of “lock picks.”
The Tension wrench is not a pick, but you need one. It’s “L” shaped and used with all picks. You usually get one with a set of picks. This is used to put pressure on the tumblers in a lock when you are using a pick. Therefor, once you “solve” a specific tumbler, it will stay in place while you move on to the next tumbler.
A concise but useful compilation of information is provided in this file. Believe it or not, you will probably be able to pick some locks within 15 minutes of reading this file, without picks…
The contents in The Lockshop Tutorial are arranged in following order:
- Types of Locks
- Types of Picks and ways of picking
- How To Obtain Picks