Early Preview Lishi Kwikset Pick | Mr. Locksmith
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I had the opportunity to try out the new and soon to be released Mr. Lishi Kwikset picks. The KW1 is for picking and reading 5 pin Kwikset locks and the KW5 is for 6 pin Kwikset picks.
Unfortunately, I was not allowed to video but I could take all the pictures I wanted. However, I will soon have the new Lishi picks and I will post videos.
The KW1 and KW5 picked the sample Kwikset locks as expected. One of the major advantages of the new Lishi Picks will be the ability to read the depths of the lock once it is picked and you will be able to make a key. However, if the locks have Master or construction pins the key will unlock and lock the lock but maybe not any other locks in the building. The New Lishi KW1 / KW5 picks are not designed and will not open Kwikset Smart Locks, yet lol.
The Lishi picks are well built and have a nice feel to them.
Picking method is classic Single Pin Picking (SPP). I do not foresee any problems with security pins, just will require a slightly different method of SPP to open. Actually, on Kwikset locks, I find them very easy to SPP security pins. (the binding pins cry out to be picked lol).
The new Mr. Lishi picks are expected to retail for $120 US each.
Mr. Lishi will soon release the Schlage SC1 5 pin and Schlage SC4 6 pin picks soon too.
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Terry Whin-Yates is a 3rd Generation Locksmith with a BA (Hons) Criminology. He has 35 years experience in the locksmith and security industry and is a locksmith trainer providing On-LIne and Hands-On locksmith training to people, businesses and Law Enforcement all across North America and Asia. Terry Whin-Yates‘ BC Security License is B4227.
If you do automotive locksmithing, you’re probably familiar with the Lishi tools, The Mr.Lishi tools. They’re fantastic, you can pick most if not all automotive locks, and you read the wafers. They’re absolutely fantastic tools. They’re actually a very good tool for locksmiths to figure out, because you have to use a Lishi tool and most the application you’re basically feeling the wafers, you’re going the binding wafer, you pick that one first and then you can go for the next binding wafer. That’s how you use the Mr. Lishi tools for automotive. They’ve come out with fantastic tools, they’ve come out with four tools now. One for 5-pin quick set, the 6-pin quick set, also the 5-pin Schlage, and the 6-pin Schlage. So you can get KW1, KW5, or KW10 I will call it. The SC1 and the SC4.
I had the pleasure of testing some of the prototypes. The tools made my Mr. Lishi, I tested the 5-pin and the 6-pin Mr. Lishi tools on quick set rocks, and they say it’ll do whether it has mushroom or spool pins or whatever. It’s exactly the same as when you’re using regular picks. You put the tool in and you’re feeling for which pin is binding first. So basically, it’s Single Pin Picking, SPP, or they like to call the field method or the French method. We’ll call it the SPP for today. Because of the tolerances within the lock and the inaccuracies of machining, we will find um let’s take a 5-pin one of the pins will be binding, and that’s the pin you pick first. And the tool is fantastic because it has all your spacing for quick set and the depths and we know they go most of the quick sets go 1 to 6. So you can feel with the tool you can find exactly which one is binding. You pick that one and then find your next one. So it’s not always 1-2-3-4-5, it could be the 3rd, the 5th, the 4th, the 2nd.
You have to remember which one’s binding first, and it’s not the same in all locks, because of the different machining processes. There are two reasons I love this tool: One, It’s gonna teach how to become a better lock picker, because you’re gonna know exactly where you are to feel the binding pin, and the second thing is, my biggest pain in the butt for pick is 6-pin Schlage. With the SC4 tool, I didn’t have a chance to test that. I’ve got all the tools coming soon as their released, suppose to be sometime in March 2019, I will be doing a video right away. But the bottom line is I tested 5-pin and the 6-pin quick set tool it works fantastic and you’re really gonna learn how to feel for that binding pin. And that’s the important thing.
Yes, Kwiksets are easy to pick but the other cool thing is that you can not only pick the tool pick the lock but once it’s turned over then you can just like you do with automotive the tool can actually measure which what the depths are. So let’s say you got a 5-pin, you picked it over, you measured your pins, you can now cut a key. The cool thing for this is two things. One, if you have a whole pile of locks you can now make the key and it’ll open all the locks and then you can re-key them or do whatever the customer wants. The other thing is this is going to be fantastic for law enforcement and police. You can pick the lock on-site, make a key, and then leave. So that gets into another whole video that’s in our series for appropriate entry. But for policing law enforcement is going to be fantastic for the quick set and the Schlage and all sorts of other potential locks. Lishi’s calling this their Residential Original Lishi Tools by Mr. Lishi. Their 2-in-1 picks, they work and I hadn’t had a chance to try the Schlage I am looking forward to that. The quick set works I have no problem picking my 6-pin and my 5-pin and unfortunately no video that was part of the deal. I could play with it, take all the pictures, but no video. New video is coming and you’ll be able to see it working right in action. I hope you enjoyed watching this video.
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