Which Tools Locksmith Uses

By: Gillian

Locksmithing is a skilled trade, incorporating metalworking; lock picking, technological skills and even some basic carpentry. A locksmith today serves a couple of different purposes and has a number of job opportunities open to them. They make keys and change locks for homes and businesses. In addition, though, they often specialize in the installation of high quality locks and the design of improved locking mechanisms.
Locksmith uses special lock pick tools. These lock picking tools are proving very popular with puzzle clubs etc. But not only locksmith uses these tools, recently landlords who have tenants who have lost their keys are becoming big buyers of lock pick sets because they save money on having to call out a locksmith who will probably pick the lock anyway.
The basic tools for lock picking consists generally of the following special locksmith tools. Starting with manual picks, tension wrenches, key turners and lever picks. For professional there are special destructive opening tools such as the special cylinder crackers and the bell, but also grinders and milling machines with grinding bits and discs, or cutting burrs.


There are many types of keyway and many tools to help. UPVC and Euro lock picking is easy with the slim line lock pick sets which are narrower than the standard versions allowing you better access to the pins inside the keyway.
The destructive tools are gathered under the term pulling and cracking devices for doors. For the optimal locksmith operation there is a set which contains special tools such as the bell with pulling screws. This so-called bell is especially developed for cracking the door lock cylinder. For doors a very important thing is a good selection of wedges. The air wedge slips between the door and the door frame and locksmith just pump it up and that expands and allows his tool to reach inside.
And what about cars? Opening cars has never been easier with the air fighter pro. A bag that slides between the door frame and inflates to all you to use one of the three tools (included) that will pop the locks or grab the car keys locked inside the car. Moving on to some of the other lockout tools you've got what all know, a lasso tool. It allows to go in on some of the older cars. Those are the cars that have upright door locks and lasso the lock and just pull it up. Japanese tool comes up on the window and allows locksmith to work with the thumb style locks. The auto buster is really good for GM side locks where you slide down inside the window, come up on the inside and actually manipulates the sliding locks.

Often you'll see locksmiths try to pick the lock with tools described below before they resort to other actions. pPlug spinners are a great tool if client haspicked the lock the wrong way and doesn't want to have to pick the lock again. Pick guns and electric lock picks (usually 3v and 4.5v) are an easy way of picking a lock quickly. Warded locks and wafer locks are also pickable by using the wafer lock pick and the warded lock pick. Locksmith can also try the slimline euro lock pick tools.

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