This 8 piece set features: 5 lock picks and 1 broken key extractor. All of which get our exclusive Ripple finish. This improves the grip and provides a better feel and control. Included are 2 tension tools; which like the picks are made from tempered Stainless Steel.
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Posted by Jake on 26th Nov 2015
Shipping was very quick, despite having to travel to the great white north.
The case I received was coloured slightly different than the one pictured here, and looks pretty cool IMO. Let's start with the tension wrenches. After playing around with a few locks, I've found that these wrenches are nice for padlocks where you have a lot more room to maneuver, however they are quite awkward for handling doors where you have little clearance between the lock and the frame. Instead you can orient it the other way or use the top of the keyhole, but I've found that the thickness doesn't mate well. In retrospect I think I would have preferred a wrench that you hold parallel with the keyhole rather than this style as I've run into problems with padlocks as well. I've heard that seasoned lock pickers have a variety of tension wrenches in their arsenal, so all things considered this set is good enough to get you started.
As for the picks themselves, the crinkled grips work fairly well and they feel pretty sturdy. The only picks I've found any use for so far are the diamond, hook, and rake-like picks. The rest I doubt I'll find any use for. I would have much rather had a three humped rake than the ball and half ball picks.
This set has kept me amused for a little while, but I think I'm going to upgrade the tension wrench and add a rake to my set.
Posted by Clint on 15th Sep 2015
Set arrived faster than I expected, Worked like a charm unlocking the old shed that I lost the key for...
Posted by Unknown on 11th Sep 2015
The hardware is very well made but the snap on the case is very stiff keeping everything inside it and secure.
Posted by Timmy on 27th Aug 2015
I received 6 tension tools and 6 picks. The picks look different, and the handles aren't textured. They work amazingly though, and I've picked a few locks already. This set is very sturdy, and I think what you actually get is better than the picture. This is my first set, and I would recommend it to others.
Posted by Wayner315 on 3rd Aug 2015
The set is well made and not cheap feeling. It is a great small set for someone training or a quick set to grab for more experienced locksmith. The tools work great. I would recommend this set to anyone.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Jul 2015
worked as they should, great little backup set with most of what you need. Quick shipping
Posted by Unknown on 8th Jul 2015
Great for beginners. Steel is good and durable. I totally love it. Small enough, put it in any bag or pocket and forget till you need it.
Notes: Pouch is extremely hard to open. Also both tension wrenches are of the same size.
For this price - the set is excelllent
Posted by pillowfarts on 20th Apr 2015
This is exactly what I was looking for. It had a great price and it came fast on the date it was supposed to come.
Posted by Unknown on 18th Feb 2015
I was looking for something to open my masterlock... and didn't have time to go to a locksmith. Looked up some youtube videos and it looked real easy with a bobby pin and paperclip. After about an hour of fumbling around with my lock, I looked at the clips once more and I realized that their "paper clips" were shaped perfectly to fit the lock. So off to amazon I went to look for a lock pick set. I found a set for around $15. Only problem... it only had 2 tools! Seemed like a ripoff so I did some research and found this site. I ordered this basic set for $18.95 and now I have 8 quality tools. Fit and finish are excellent. Took me ten minutes to open up my masterlock. I found another one lying around I opened it in less than 30 seconds. I highly recommend this product and this company.
Posted by Eric on 21st Jan 2015
GENERAL: The lock pick set I ordered from Southern Specialties is an excellent pick set. It has all the basic picks except for a rake pick, which I later ordered seperately. I may buy higher-end version of this set from here in the future.
BACKGROUND: I used to do some picking years ago, and recently got started again. I would say I'm somewhere between beginner and intermediate skill level.
HANDLES: The Plain Ripple Handles (PRH) on this set provide more grip and is little more comfortable than plain smooth steel. If you need extra grip you can purchase slide on rubber handles seperately.
POUCH: These picks fit nicely in the supplied pouch. The pouch also has room for a couple more picks than are in the set, so you can add a few other picks. The pouch is made of some sort of faux leather which works well and is still holding up fine after about a week of solid use. I wish it was actual leather, but for $15 I won't complain.
USAGE: I have mostly used the hook pick and the short torsion tool, there is some minor bending on both of these tools but it is very minor and does not affect their use. I have sucessfully opened 7 different 4, 5 & 6 pin locks since getting this set, for a total of 200 to 300 sucessful picking.
RECCOMEND?: I would definately reccomend this lock pick set for basically anyone, especially beginners and kids (that are old enough to pick), due to their lost cost, and high functionality.
SHIPPING: These arrived quickly in a thick cardboard envelompe, so the mail carrier actually was able to fit in the mailbox so they didn't lay in the snow. When you check out you pay a certain amount for shipping, but after the item ships they refund whatever was not spent on shipping. I.e. when I checked out I paid $12.18 for shipping, but after they shipped the item they refunded me $8.63. I was very happy to be refunded for that, most companies don't do that.
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