The pin tumbler lock is the most widely used lock. It offers medium to high security and is found in doors, cars, and a host of other applications.
The principle of the pin tumbler is a series of tumblers resembling small pins (usually 5) held in place by other pins resting on top of them, called drivers, which are in turn, held in place by springs.
Locks that use regular, smooth pins are the easiest to pick, and are the best to learn with.
Picking locks requires two intrinsic items: A pick and a tension tool.
A good range of pick thicknesses is from .025-.035”; too thin will slip the pins out of alignment, and too think will bind in the keyway. The most useful pick is probably the curved variety, although straight picks have their uses…
Once you have mastered the art of picking you are ready for bigger and better things. Raking method is especially nice if you’re in a hurry.
You will learn about pin tumbler locks, tools required, various methods of lockpicking. Learn how to pick locks with this easy to follow guide.