SouthOrd 8/9 Piece Lockpick Sets
SouthOrd 8/9 Piece Lockpick Sets
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What began as a marketing experiment in the late 1980s has become the country’s number-one lock pick manufacturer. Now the most recognized name in the industry, SouthOrd takes pride in producing long-lasting stainless steel tools fabricated entirely in the United States Read More

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UrbanSpaceman
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Dec 18, 2016
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Even with the fine print you're setting yourselves up for some potential legal issues here guy's. Not a good or clever idea selling these specialist tools.
Dec 18, 2016
Alex25
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May 3, 2017
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You are so unbelievably stupid. This site specifies in the fine print that these tools are for specialists only, and even then a very low percentage of burglaries (around 6.5%) are committed using lock picks, which is brought even lower by the fact that the 6.5% also includes the use of pass keys. In conclusion, you shouldn't be ashamed to introduce this site to friends because they're selling lock pick sets to locksmiths and firefighters, not criminals.
May 3, 2017
Quarnozian
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May 7, 2017
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My roommate has a lock on the side gate to the back yard, and forgets to unlock it for the lawn service. Tells me to open the garage (has a door to back yard), but remove tools and anything else worth stealing. (apparently they don't trust the yard guy they hired) That was too much trouble for me, so here's what I've been doing instead.
http://i.imgur.com/91u20ak.jpg The point is, if someone wants to get in, it's going to happen. A thief will not bother picking the lock. they will use destructive methods. (bolt cutters on padlocks, break a window, smash a door lock with a sledge hammer, or smash the door itself if it's a good lock)
These would NOT be useful in any criminal activity. Lockpicking is not fast enough. Provides way too much time to attract attention. Only a complete moron would try to use these for criminal purposes.
May 7, 2017
maltese27
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Aug 17, 2017
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why is someone selling these things?? wtf
Aug 17, 2017
JaydenLMDK
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Oct 30, 2017
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I wish they'd bring that category back, part of the original user base was made up of fans of the category and getting rid of it was a major dis-service to customers in their pursuit of a better company-image.
Oct 30, 2017
Princessnancy
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Feb 13, 2019
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I agree; seems very unethical to me.
Feb 13, 2019
luke_eiden
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Dec 21, 2017
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So I’m just curious and I do not intend to slam or make fun of lock picking, I think it’s really cool and would love to get into, but I do not understand why you would carry them in say an edc it just does not seem practical to me as I personally have never been like “man, I wish I could pick this lock right now.” At least in a day to day sense. Again I do not mean to offend or be rude I’m just curious if anyone has had a practical use for lock picking.
Dec 21, 2017
Wolverines
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Feb 15, 2019
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Unless you have locksmith license, you don't want to get caught carrying lockpicks, as you will be charged with possession of burglary tools. Which reminds me, I have some hidden in my wallet I've had for years and totally forgot about. It's a Readyman Hostage Escape card. It has 2 lockpicks, tension wrench, handcuff shim and a saw for plastic handcuffs, all stainless steel. I don't know how many times I've gotten through courthouse security with it.
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Feb 15, 2019
SDante
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Mar 10, 2019
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Or if you're a tradesman, lock picks are something you can carry. Stainless steel is junk, you need spring steel for proper tools.
Mar 10, 2019
Princessnancy
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Feb 13, 2019
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I am disappointed that Massdrop would sell these. Who would be purchasing this item other than someone who wants to break into a business, home or apartment? This is terrible.
Feb 13, 2019
spielguy
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May 4, 2019
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Exactly this!
May 4, 2019
SDante
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Jun 15, 2019
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Well, a good picker can open a basic 7 pin lock in under a minute. If you want NDE then picking is efficient, buying picks isn't though. Dimple picks, wafer picks and other specialised picks and wrenches are easy to make. Impressioning is a far better skill to learn though since it gives you a copy of the key, in which case you simply "had the key" and didn't break in. They are good practice tools, but locksmiths are taught to build their own tools.
Jun 15, 2019
Saree
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Mar 26, 2018
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What is the differences other than slimmer metal between the 2 sets ? I am a newbie. What would be better out of those 2 to buy ?
Mar 26, 2018
SDante
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Mar 10, 2019
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Street sweepers often break off bristles in the gutter. They make excellent picks or wrenches and are spring steel.
Mar 10, 2019
metis
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Jul 16, 2019
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My favorite tension tools are ones I'nv made myself from the steel inserts in windsheild wipers. There are 2 primary styles of wipers, one has (2) flat thin steel pieces on either side of the rubber, and the other has (usually) one wider thin steel piece down the middle of the rubber. Look at the ends for two shiny spots for the first kind. *CAREFULLY* take them apart, and cut and bend those pieces of stainless into tension tools. The best method I've found for collecting these is to wait until a big rain storm, and go to the parking lot of an autoparts store. There will be a dozen or so old broken wiper blades in their garbage cans, but the steel inserts will be in great shape. They vary by thickness and width by brand and model, so you can get a large variety of subtly different tension tools. Use a flat jawed pliers and carefully bend them after cutting to length, and then sand the cut ends smooth, I go up to 400 or 800 grit wet dry paper depending on how worn out it is.
Jul 16, 2019
FutureFossil
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Feb 10, 2017
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What is with the huge popularity in lockpicking sets? Are you all locksmiths or what? Do you lose all of yours keys often? Do you pick locks to pass time? Is it for some kind of B.O.B. Just curious. I'm not inferring you're all burglars.
Feb 10, 2017
rogun
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Sep 30, 2017
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My father passed away recently and many of his valuables were left in lock boxes around his house. I've been unable to find the keys, and I don't want to tear up the lock boxes, so I'm hoping these will help me pick them. Other than that, I've just always been interested in learning how to use them, even though I'm not a thief.
Sep 30, 2017
warchyld67
Dec 20, 2017
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for most its like anything else..knowledge and fun to tinker. for B.O. B id just kick the door in or use the handy dandy crowbar/hammer/axe uber tactical tool in my bag to force/ break/ etc. besides by then the LAW wouldn't be an issue. .
Dec 20, 2017
theguywitheyebrows
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Feb 27, 2017
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Ok, so if you purchase these lockpicks in order to become a locksmith you're a long way out from using them except on the lil shoddy clear lock you find. The hook in this set is really hefty with a wide flat to lift pins, not very useful in American high security locks. The bogota in this set feels smallish in comparison to the $15 ebay kit, like the peak/valley isnt far enough difference to rake the pins set. the tension wrenches are far superior to the cheapey ebay, as is the leather case. these are neat for basic intro to locksport, but not a professional level kit. Sparrowslockpicks makes pro level locksmithing gears if thats what you're after, and there are a lot of gimmicky sets that cost an arm and a leg elsewhere to beware of.
Feb 27, 2017
theguywitheyebrows
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Jun 30, 2017
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The law can eat my shorts, i carry them. Not this set, but its leather case is neat! I only carry the bogota, single hook, city rake, and half diamond (all from other kits) with the heavy bars and latchpuller from sparrows. They call the latchpuller something else, but it is a dandy little tool.
Jun 30, 2017
warchyld67
Dec 20, 2017
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no , depending on the state depends on what possession is legal or illegal. MOST states it is not illegal to own OR carry..unless there is some evidence you were intending to use in a crime.
Dec 20, 2017
altern
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Mar 20, 2016
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always wanted to hop into one of these lockpick drops, but I'm just now actually shopping around. Can someone explain to me why I'd spend the ~$19 after shipping on the SouthOrd 8 piece vs. some other brands on Amazon with 12 tools and a clear practice lock? Hopefully I'm just being naive, but is there anything warranting the higher cost per tool here vs the competition?
Mar 20, 2016
Lostplanet
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Mar 21, 2016
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What type of brand it would be? typically its best to go with trusted brands like SouthOrd, Sparrow, or Peterson. A lot of smaller brands typically do shoddy work on their picks, and while a clear practice lock is good for seeing what exactly goes on in a lock as you move the pins, its typically garbage for actual practice. SouthOrd picks are very well made, and typically, if you aren't extremely rough on them, will last you a long time.
Mar 21, 2016
Joncof
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Dec 20, 2016
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Practice locks are good for seeing HOW a lock works. Other than that, they are essentially useless.
Some of the cheap chinese picks are actually really good. If you bend or break a pick, you're using too much tension.
Dec 20, 2016
Moneyshake
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Dec 20, 2017
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id just save my money and get an auto pick if i needed a lock pick.
Dec 20, 2017
Moneyshake
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Dec 21, 2017
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Dec 21, 2017
xantonin
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Feb 16, 2018
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Very cool, but that's $180. This is $18.... :)
Feb 16, 2018
eddiek
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Jun 27, 2017
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I A Not A Lawyer However this table may help about the legality by state This information is limited and does not give you the full context of Federal State and Local Laws http://lockwiki.com/index.php/Legal_issues
Jun 27, 2017
eddiek
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Sep 25, 2017
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thanks for clarifying
Sep 25, 2017
warchyld67
Dec 20, 2017
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"must show intent"...ie prima facie. Evident without proof or reasoning or obvious IE..reasonable man theory...IE. what the arresting officers can pass off to the prosecutor...( and how bad they want your pick set )....
Dec 20, 2017
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