Further Lock Picking Methods: Raking

19.02.2016 10:37

Once you mastered the basic lock picking technique of “individually setting pins”, you can tackle this faster lock picking technique. Here, it is not important to feel individual pins, but the entire lock.

A pick with several projections is used for the racking technique. These are typically a mountain six rake, a snake, or the snowman.

Using this pick, you now rake from the inside to the outside. Tension the cylinder slightly using the tension tool. Make sure that you only contact the pins while raking and not when inserting the pick into the cylinder.

The pins are now set step by step. Slightly increase the pressure during raking and tensioning using the tension tool after every step. The last pin should be finally set in the cylinder and the lock should open.


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