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Can a lock be picked with a paperclip?

Can a lock be picked with a paperclip?

Picking a lock with paper clips works pretty much the same way as picking a lock with a traditional tension wrench and rake. You just need to turn two paper clips into those two very same tools, and then pick the lock with them like you’d normally do.

How do you pick a desk lock with a paperclip?

Turn the pins in the lock with the paperclip until the lock opens. The parallel paperclip applying pressure against the lock cylinder will begin to move and you should allow the paperclip to move with the internal mechanics. Open the drawer and leave it slightly ajar until you find the key.

How to pick open a desk drawer lock with paper clips?

HOW TO PICK OPEN A DESK DRAWER LOCK WITH PAPER CLIPS Geezer bends paper clips with needle nose pliers to make a tension wrench and a lock pick. Then, he shows how to pick the lock. He finds it much easier to put the tension wrench at the head of the keyway.

How do you pick a lock with a paper clip?

Straighten out the second paper clip. Pinch the end of the paper clip with the pliers and bend the long part 90 degrees to form the first ridge in the rake. Move the pliers down on the long part of the paper clip, and bend again at 90 degrees. Keep doing this until you have 3 ridges in the paper clip.

How do you unlock a door with a paperclip?

Make sure you hold the paperclip in the correct direction. If you hold it horizontally, the paperclip will not fit into the keyhole. As you do this, the paperclip pushes down on the pins of the lock. Turn the clip from left to right to find the correct unlock position.

What’s the best way to pick a lock on a filing cabinet?

Straighten out a paperclip but leave one of the ends bent. You’ll use the bent end of the paper clip to pick the lock on your filing cabinet. If you’d like, you can use a pair of pliers to help you bend the paperclip.