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 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.
Posted by Nick on 26th May 2014
I bought this as my very first lock pick set. As soon as I got it (which the shipping was very fast) I sat down and picked a Master No. 3 lock within about15 minutes. That's the first thing I've ever picked and was amazed it actually worked. This is a great set for beginners I didn't give it 5 stars because I wish it had a manual with it since the set IS meant for beginners. I really like this company too because they are honest. They refunded me $8 dollars on shipping because it only cost around like $3 bucks to ship which most companies would not do. I will purchase from this again as soon as I get better and lock picking
Posted by Unknown on 29th Apr 2014
My SO wanted to learn how to pick so I picked this set up for her. It's easy for her to manipulate with the design, the tension wrenches are very easy to twist and customize based on your preferences and the picks included are all you need to get started.
Very fast shipping, case is very durable, highly recommend
Posted by Kate D. on 5th Mar 2014
Really great tools, especially if you're a beginner looking for a good starter set.
Also, really great service. Shipping ended up being very low (and very quick), and they refunded the rest, which is definitely something they should advertise more!
Posted by Unknown on 14th Feb 2014
I was looking for a lock pick kit to open a lock I lost the key for without breaking the bank. With the help of youtube and these picks, I had the lock open in a matter of minutes. I have never picked a lock before. The kit was shipped quick and seems to be well made.
Posted by MC on 27th Jan 2014
Only given 4 Stars due to the fact that I can't rate product as "Best", without trying a variety. But, Service and satisfaction= 5 STARS. I would still call myself a beginner, and I chose this set after doing a little research. The product is exactly as advertised. Shipped Quickly. I placed order and received it maybe 4 days later or so, just as expected. They kept me updated consistently with order status and delivery. I haven't had a problem since.
Posted by william on 20th Jan 2014
Posted by -Katy HackerSpace, Katy, Texas on 20th Jan 2014
I purchased three or four of these start pick sets. I was skeptical about the handles, and, to be honest didn't expect much.
I will say thought that these little pick sets are nice, the handles give great feedback from the pins.
I would prefer a tension wrench made of a slightly (1/32") thinner gauge material. as it is a snug fit in some key ways.
Over all, the quality of this product is very good. So much so, that I just ordered 20 more of them. (literally).
Posted by Unknown on 9th Jan 2014
They showed up very quickly, and they surpassed my expectations.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Dec 2013
This is a great set for a beginner. With a few internet videos as training I was able to open a couple of padlocks I bought. I do wish the set came with a sheet that explained what each of he tools was for though. The this handles handles also pose a little problem by rubbing against the tips of your fingers which cause them to be sore but over time and with more use I'm use this issue will go away. Great set for the price and for the beginner. I would recommend it to others.
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