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A plastic key even made from a soda bottle will open a lock as long as you have a strong enough TENSION WRENCH or LOCK TURNER. The 'teeth" of a key only have to move PINS or TUMBLERS in line so that the lock cylnider can then be turned. If your plastic is stiff enough it can act as a turner and 'emergency' Wallet Key are avalibile at most locksmith shops. Note that if you go to to the website that is mentioned for a TENSION WRENCH it sells plastic keys and describes how to cut them with a hobby knife http://www.avoidlockedout.com. The author just did a demonstration of the information avalibile at the web site. A TENSION WRENCH can be made with a L shaped allen wrench and a file or a piece of thin flat spring steel
Posted:Dec 29, 2009
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