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Looking for a starter lockpick set. Maybe something comes with a practice lock or cylinders. Something that wonít break the piggy bank.
I want to learn and teach my son.
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http://www.lockpicking101.com/


Plenty out there. Have fun.
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The clear practice lock I bought a while back is waaay to easy to pick.

Better to practice on a couple actual locks in my opinion. Careful though, because you can break a tumbler and then the lock is useless unless you take it apart and replace the bad pin. Bosnian Bill was talking about how hard to pick a "US Lock" was, so I bought one off of Amazon for like $50. Picked it open a few times. Didn't seem all that hard to pick. But then I snapped one of the damn pins on it and tossed it in the junk.

I bought a few cheap sets of picks and tension wrenches on Amazon that weren't too bad.

But there are much higher quality picks out there if you get serious.

I made a few of my own picks and tension wrenches from windshield wiper ss inserts that are good as well. Costs nothing when you are throwing the old wiper blades away.
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Masterlock #1 or #3 padlock will cost a few dollars and are good beginner locks.

THE guy on the internet for lock picking right now is Bosnian Bill. He has hundreds of lock picking videos and a pretty nice "university" for free where he walks you through learning to pick locks.

https://lock-lab.com/locklab-univers...king-course-2/
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is this good for beginner
https://www.amazon.com/Practice-Tran...+picking+tools
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This has been on my to-do list for quite some time.

I should buy a set and practice on some old locks I have laying around gathering dust.
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Lol, I talked to my youngest son, told him I was gonna buy a learning kit and we can learn to pick a lock. His response.... oh I can do that already, itís easy, he went on about a clear type learning padlock (the same type referenced in the above referenced videos). He was with my daughter who had went to her in-laws house where they had one of those kits and taught him how to do it. Bottom line I guess is he will be teaching me maybe. Iíll try of course to get some various locks for better learning.


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anyone happen to have practice locks or pick sets they have upgraded and want to rid themselves of
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Looking for a starter lockpick set. Maybe something comes with a practice lock or cylinders. Something that wonít break the piggy bank.
I want to learn and teach my son.
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I recommend not getting the cheapest set, they tend to be of quite crappy quality. Also, don't go for a set that has a ton of different picks, since you will mostly be using just a few. I'd recommend getting a small quality set from a good manufacturer. I bought a cheap set first, but quickly upgraded to Southord haven't regretted it. Locksporting is fun hobby, but don't practice on locks that you use or intend to use. A selection of different locks to practice on is a good idea.
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On the first video (lock-lab training videos from above)the guy recommends a 6pin challenge lock from their sponsor I presume, I’m thinking of grabbing the 7pin with lock pick set combo for 76$. Good, bad ?? Better deal somewhere?
the 7-pin is hte same price as the 6-pin is why i picked it, else i would have probably chose the 6-pin
http://learnlockpicking.com/product/...-training-kit/

i wasnt really planning on spending 75 bucks though

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I watch Bosnian Bill videos, got a bunch of flats out of windshield wipers and some springs out of old toys and got old locks wherever i can find them.
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buy a heapie cheapie set with half a dozen picks. these will be the most useful picks. learn how to make them yourself by copying them on steak knives and rakes. same shape, better steel.
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Started picking locks for relaxation after reading "Zen and the Art of Lock Picking." Then found instructions for making my own tools using a bench grinder, file and a set of STEAK KNIVES. Then bought some small grinding attachments for a die grinder and since then love making my own tools. Give it a try. You can modify the tools to suit your hands and techniques and it's just plain fun.
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i ordered a small set of picks, now to find some master locks to play with once the picks arrive
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i also just grabbed some cheap 2 dollar stuff from china.
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Auctions and estate sale you can pick up old locks for almost nothing. Ask any general contractor to see if they have any old doors they haven't gotten rid of yet that you can have the locks off.
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Auctions and estate sale you can pick up old locks for almost nothing. Ask any general contractor to see if they have any old doors they haven't gotten rid of yet that you can have the locks off.
seeing the locks on ebay that have been cut made me think of asking the local self storage if they have any cut locks
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Sparrows lockpick company in Canada. High quality
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