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Lesson 6 Why locks can be Picked.
In this lesson you will learn about one of the skills that is at root of the locksmith profession.  After completing this lesson you should understand why locks can be picked and be ready to learn how to pick the various lock types.

With all the different types of locks available there is one simple reason why they can all be picked.  That is in a word "tolerances".  What does that mean.

Quite simply put the fact that locks are not perfectly means they can be picked.  Since they are a mechanical devices they have tolerances that allow them to work.  When you pick a lock you are exploiting these tolerances.  You should read the
MIT and LSI lock pickling guides.  By far the LIS Lock picking Guide is the best and most up to date.

The videos below will help you to understand this concept better.


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