#8 & #11 Double Ended Lock Pick
Made from 301 full hardened stainless steel.
#08 Short Hook
#11 Snake (3/7 Rake)
Made In USA
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This little 2-in-1 pick has become my 1st choice go-to pick for locks. As others have stated the rake works for standard locks, the hook works for security pins. It fits in a trucker style wallet or shirt pocket, it's a true minimalist pick set. I own several big pick sets and I always reach for this first. I even got one as a gift for a friend that is a facility maintanence specialist for emergency lockouts.
It’s got a short hook on one end and an “S” rake on the other. Add in a tension wrench and you’ve got the ultimate pick set for defeating the Masterlock #3. Seriously though. This is a nice pick. Well finished and ready to go out of the package. It’s nice to have quick access to two of the most used picks. If I’m trying to open a new lock. I always count the pins first. You need a short hook for that. Got one! Next thing I do is do a quick little rake to see if the lock will pop. Snake rake in hand. If I get a false set, it’s time to try and set the last pin or two. Back to the short hook. If I don’t get a false set. I’ll go to single pin picking. Again, short hook in hand. It’s two picks in one! Streamlined and built for speed!
This is one of my favorite picks because it’s so slim and features the incredibly useful snake rake. I use this one all the time and it will continue to last since the quality is good.
For double ended slim line picks I really like these particular picks. The 'ripple' feel helps me keep a firm grasp on the pick unlike others that are smooth.
I like the hook profile, but the snake is a bit off-center and not my favorite. It is thick and tough. The factory finish/polish could be better on this one. There are squared corners on the pick tang which could use rounding and polishing. After a bit of work, they are nice as long as you like thick picks.
If you don't have an every day carry set, this is for you. I slid this in my wallet as soon as it arrived just 2 weeks ago and have used it twice already when I was in a pinch. I'm a carpenter, so this is't my daily job, but the versatility of this pick is great. Can't beat the price, however a little hard to handle with my big fat sausage fingers.
It is what it says it is and it does what it says it does
Great dual option pick with nice sturdy feel. I'm one very satisfied customer here. Thanks!