The best lockpick set at your disposal is the one you carry with you at all times. This Credit Card Lock Pick Set is ideal to ensure you never leave home without a lockpicking set.
This lockpicking kit’s dimensions are approximately the same as a few credit cards stacked together, making it compact, extremely lightweight, and easy to carry with you every day. Whether you enjoy novelty lockpicking sets or need an ultra-compact kit to add to your EDC setup, this set is the perfect tactical accessory.
This lock pick set is a handy sliding case printed to resemble a generic credit card issued to James Bond. Inside the case, you’ll find five tools:
- Two 0.021” lock picks (one short hook, one medium diamond)
- Two lock rakes (one long rake, one stretched snake)
- A double-ended tension bar (one thick end, one thin end)
How to Use the Credit Card Lock Pick Set
Despite carrying only five tools, its small size allows it to fit inside your wallet’s credit card slot, ensuring you always have it wherever you go.
All elements of this kit can help you pick locks and doors. If you’ve ever locked yourself out of your own car or house, this lock pick set contains the essential tools to help you get back inside and avoid paying for costly professional locksmithing services.
Depending on your preferred lockpicking methods and the type of lock you’re working on, the set has everything you need to open most tumbler locks in the United States.
For instance, the standard lock picks are designed for picking tumbler locks, one pin at a time. The lock rakes allow you to use rapid raking motions on all pins simultaneously, allowing you to set multiple pins above the breaking line at once.
Remember to apply the right amount of torque (applied pressure) with your tension bar. If it appears overly bent, you might be using too much, causing the pins to bind below the shear line.
If you’re in a pinch, you can also use the casing to pick specific door types, letting you use the sliding technique (also known as jimmying): jamming a credit card-shaped object between a door and a frame and applying pressure to force the latch to open.