Locksmith Entry Tools
- Metal “formed end” tweezers have curved tips that allow for a firm grip on locks. Tweezers are small and usually constructed of stainless steel to prevent deterioration from constant use. Tweezers are effective for basic lock-picking as they allow a locksmith to make subtle, flexible movements to force a lock.
- The window crank is a tool that allows a locksmith to get behind the crank of a window and force away the spring clip. This tool is used by locksmiths when the lock of a door cannot be forced and another means of entry is required.
Picks and Pick Sets
- Traditional lock picks are constructed using long, thin strands of flexible metal that curve at the tip of the pick. When pushed into the cylinder of a lock, they push the pins up and release the opening mechanism.
- Pick sets are also available. These are a range of manual picks with the thin metal tips bending in different ways, so that a locksmith has a range of tools to select from for each job.
Electric Lock Picks
- Electric lock picks are used by professional locksmiths. They are designed to speed up the process of picking a lock and allow a locksmith to get through more jobs. Electric picks operate using a “percussion technique.” Heavy blows are pushed onto the lock pins as the mechanism vibrates and the pressure forces a lock open.
Car Power Keys
- Car power keys are tools manufactured from hard steel that can endure significant pressure. These tools are used to turn and break open a range of car locks. Car power keys are used in conjunction with a wrench or nut driver.
- These are compact tools manufactured from high-quality steel. A lock cracker has an alterable clamp adapter that can grip and break a lock cylinder.
- Carbide drills can penetrate stainless steel and other high-density substances. Locksmiths use these drills to break through metal fittings or access locked safes and vaults.
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