Visible Cutaway Practice Lock
We’re excited to offer what we feel is the best way to practice your lock picking skills for pin and tumbler locks.
The Visible Cutaway Practice Lock will enable you to see, as well as feel each pin move independently. Knowing how a lock works both inside and out, will not only help you improve your skills, but also learn more about the illusion of security.
We offer three different versions of the Visible Cutaway Practice Lock, Standard Pins, Spool Pins and Serrated Pins. The difference being that spool pins and serrated pins, sometimes referred to as security pins, are often put into a lock to “prevent” picking.
If you’re familiar enough with how they operate, they do little more than slow someone down. Then again, all security is just about buying time. Picking a spool pin can produce a “false set,” binding on the thinner middle section of the hourglass-shaped pin. Serrated pins offer the same false set, due to the small serrations getting caught at the shear line. Standard pins are just that, the type of pins that are commonly found in most locks.
Each Visible Cutaway Practice Lock comes with one key and one key blank. The blank is provided to visually show the key profile, or that the lock will not turn without the correct key.