Locksmith Newmarket Pick Pin Tumbler Lock
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The pin and tumbler lock are a common type of lock consisting of a bible (which houses springs and the driver pins), the plug (the part of the lock that will turn with the key), and the key pins (the pins that are touched by the key). The driver pins rest between the bible and the plug of the lock. Once the driver pins all reach the shear line the key can turn and the lock is opened.
The process of picking such a lock can be quite difficult, but relies on the basic knowledge that the driver pins must be artificially moved to the shear line. This is most often handled with a professional locksmith picking set, with the main tools being a tension wrench and one or two standard size picks. Knowing what way the key turns, is not necessary for our trained professionals because the tension wrench can be used to determine what rotation has more give, therefore determining the way to twist. The tension wrench can turn the plug as if it was the key, and by acting as a key would in slow motion, no harm is done to the lock.
Another method of opening a pin and tumbler lock is with the use of a bump key. A bump key works on the similar task of moving the key pins so that the driver pins meet the shear line. Grooves are made in a key blank so that when turned as the key is struck (or bumped) it will temporarily allow the plug to be turned. Again, this method has the tool act as if it were a key and does not harm the lock.
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