A Lockpick School In a Box Gets You a Degree In Breaking and Entering

Illustration for article titled A Lockpick School In a Box Gets You a Degree In Breaking and Entering

It's assumed that lock picking skills are really only useful for breaking into someone's office in search of sensitive documents. But in reality they could facilitate an emergency escape, or even let you back into your home, if you lose your keys. And this Lockpick School in a Box makes the learning process a little easier by getting progressively more difficult.

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Illustration for article titled A Lockpick School In a Box Gets You a Degree In Breaking and Entering

The $100 kit actually includes a set of five locks to practice with. The first has just a single pin that lets you get used to using the included picks and tension tool, while each successive lock introduces an additional pin and an increased challenge until you graduate by picking lock number five. And an unofficial degree in lock picking will certainly open lots of doors for you. [Maker Shed via The Green Head]

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mrcaligula
MrCaligula

This thing has been for sale for over a decade. I own one and while it's great at teaching basic picking, the locks are WAY too easy, I can literally rake the five pin one in seconds with one of those cheap pocket rakes. Don't get me wrong it's neat but the price is a bit steep nowadays (I got mine discounted). A better alternative is buy some practice cylinders with more advanced setups like security pins, and particularly some that are cutaway so you actually learn how your actions effect the lock, and one of those stands to hold them. You may even come out cheaper.