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Lock Picking and Lock Bumping News — Raking

Raking - Advanced Possibilities + Secrets

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

Raking - Advanced Possibilities + Secrets

Hello all So, Raking...... In its most basic form they call it 'Bitch-picking': a tension tool is inserted into the lock, followed by a rake, and then the rake is moved about a bit. It's crude, appears thoughtless, it is bitchy, and sure anyone can do it (with little or no practice). It's usually the first technique lock pickers learn, and are often keen to move on to something more 'sophisticated'. It looks cheap, almost random, and largely frowned upon. So, the question is.... Why do I still LOVE Raking? Well, just because something can be basic, crude, 'bitchy' and 'for beginners',...

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The Magic Wands of Lock Picking

Posted by Chris Dangerfield on

The Magic Wands of Lock Picking

Hello Agent X Raking is a lock picking technique that takes the work and effort out of single pin picking. Rather than deal with all the pins individually, Raking works them all simultaneously, meaning it's ideal for beginners, and will get results, fast. The 20 'raking patterns' of our Wave Rakes As with normal lock picking the tension wrench is inserted first, and a little (very light) pressure applied. This causes a little 'ledge' to appear inside the lock. We call this the 'shearline'. Lock Picking relies on getting the split pins in the lock to rest on the shearline....

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