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Really all you need to start picking is a hook, a small diamond, and a tension wrench. Later on, you might choose to go with just a rake and a tension wrench. Both these sets have those things.
The other standard set would likely be easier to get started with. When you are picking locks, it's all about getting the touch down. With this jackknife set, it would be much more difficult to feel the pins; there is a lot more bulk. This set would be more of an advanced set that you could always have with you.
I will add my two cents. I'm buying this to add to my edc. Naturally, I would rather use real
picks if I have them because they give much better feedback however this beats the thin steel one I keep in my wallet.
As per opening locks, these can get you into a good 95+% locks in the us I would say. You could do crazy things like medacos with this set if you made a tool to spin the pins and were very lucky.
I would only by this set if you already had experience picking.