I'm a mechanic by trade (automotive, diesel engines and USMC 6132 Helicopter/Tiltrotor Mechanic) and I have been fascinated with mechanical puzzles, teardowns/reassembly, and just tinkering my whole life. This kit to me is a perfect answer for the rainy Sunday afternoon, fiddling, learning and accomplishing.
This is my 2nd locksmith kit I've purchased (other was not from Drop), the other was acrylic transparent lock housing so you can see each tumbler. That kits worn out from overuse while trying to learn, thus a replacement. I can see why some people would be "concerned" about a kit like this one. Immediately seeing worse case scenarios, again understandable. Sadly we live in a world where just about EVERYTHING when in the wrong hands can cause harm, fear or concern from other people. For instance a car, normally just everyday transport. In the wrong hands it's now a 2 ton speeding bringer of deletion, all the "spy stuff" available for sale across the net (RF decoders/memorizers for cars/garage doors/alarms, spy cams, listening devices and so on....), ultra sensitive listening devices, skilled programmer creating malware/hacks, Twitter leaving admin tools "semi safe". Just about everything in this world in some way or form, when in the hands of bad people will often do bad things. Sadly its part of human nature, always has and sadly always will be.
Yes I do understand the concern some may have. My answer to that is - So is almost everything else. From a PC, kitchen knife, someone who has a cough, someone who found Twitter admin tools, someone who stole a dump truck to perform "mass deletions", someone using a school bus for suicide (story from China, very sad). Our world is full of tools, bad hearts, greed, hate and the desire for power or end personal suffering. Humans have and will continue to use every tool available in order to achieve their personal "goals", we can't stop that. Nor can we stop items/products that people buy, because those who want it for their bad thoughts/actions will just find another way to get it. Best example I have for that: Guns, no matter the laws or restrictions bad folks get what they want if they can afford it/delete the person who has it so they can take it.
I had no intention of going philosophical here.... I respect your opinion and your right to share it! I am only sharing mine. Since we all have different experiences in life that cause us all to have different opinions about things, that's totally normal. It's critical we share the ideas and opinions we have, that way we see each person's reasoning and hear their opinion.
A quote on my workbench to remind me to LEARN something (why I like bettering skills/tinkering/history/reading):
"The one who graduates today and stops learning tomorrow is uneducated the day after"
Reminds me to keep an open mind, to learn from experience or from someone else. Life is nothing but a very long, confusing, at times painful lesson.
Be safe, be YOU, respect others and always try to learn something new.