Lockpicking process is simple, but very difficult skill to master. First you need to put tension wrench into the keyhole and apply pressure. This will turn the plug slightly and create ledge in the pin shafts. Then you insert pick into a keyhole and begin lifting pins one by one. when a pin falls into position you feel or hear a slight click. This is the sound of the upper pin falling into place on the ledge. When all pins are in correct positions the plug rotates freely and you can open the lock. Another technique is raking. It is similar to picking, but is much less precise. To rake a lock you have to use tension wrench again. Then you insert a pick with a wider tip all the way to the back of the plug. Then you pull the rake out quickly so that it bounces all of the pins up on its way out. So as the pins moving up and down they fall on the ledge. So you rake many times till all pins sits on the ledge and then plug rotates freely and you open the lock.
Sounds simple, but it’s not:) Some cheap locks are really simple to lock pick or rake, but quality locks is a real challenge. Raking doesn’t work on quality locks most of the time. You can rake some of the pins, but other ones you will have to pick one by one. There are more techniques how to lock pick, scrubbing, bumping and etc. I discovered a really useful product with loads of good information. More about it later. Click here to see it yourself.