Step 3: Lock picking tools

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First of all you need to get used to the tools for lock picking and what you use them for. They can be all different shapes and sizes but they perform one of two tasks. They will either apply torsion to the lock or be used to tumble the pins.

We'll go over the most common three tools you may use from the lock picking tool set.

The torque wrench is used to apply torsion to the lock barrel, providing you a ledge with which to catch the pins on.

A hook pick is used to jump the pins one by one, giving you the greatest control.

A rake pick is used to jump up several pins at once in the hope of catching them.