Breaking Down SouthOrd Lock Picks: Part 2

We’re breaking down our lock picks, so that you know what is available to you, and to hopefully help you narrow down your options.  In our previous blog, Breaking Down SouthOrd Lock Picks: Part 2, we introduced and discussed the differences between our Standard, Slimline and Pagoda Lock Picks. 

The handles of the lock picks are another aspect to consider when choosing your individual lock picks or lock pick sets.   Lock picks, on their own, are quite thin--  They have to be, of course, to effectively fit and move in the keyway.  Traditional lock picks, without any additional handle, are the most economical, and many users are quite content to use them.  

 

 Traditional SP-12 Standard Long Rake Lock Pick

 

Other users find gripping such thin steel to be uncomfortable, especially when picking locks for extended periods of time.  For those who prefer an additional handle to the traditional pick, we have a few options available.  In our rivetless  “Metal Handle” lock picks, first introduced in the late 1990's, the lock pick is sandwiched and welded between two stainless steel handles.  The result is a handle that is about three times the thickness of the pick, which makes the pick more comfortable to use, while still allowing for excellent feedback of the pins in the lock.  

 

 Top: Traditional SP-12 Standard Long Rake Lock Pick
Bottom: Metal-handled MP-11 Standard Long Rake Lock Pick

 

Another handle option for our traditional picks is the addition of grips.  The textured grips that are included in our popular PXS-14 Lock Pick Set are also available to purchase separately.  They are sized to fit our traditional lock picks, and are another excellent option to add comfort to the pick while also maintaining its feedback in the lock.

 

 Left: Traditional Lock Pick
Center: Metal-handled Lock Pick
Right: Traditional Lock Pick with textured grip

 

Lastly, for users who prefer a larger-sized handle, we offer an interchangeable alloy handle, featured in our PXS-17 Lock Pick Set, which can be used on our traditional lock picks.  This handle does not offer the same feedback as our Metal Handle picks or our textured grips, but it is an excellent addition for users who need a larger-sized handle.

 

 Top: Traditional Lock Pick
Center: Metal-handled Lock Pick
Bottom: Traditional Lock Pick in an AH-17 interchangeable alloy handle 

 

Individual Lock Picks and Handle Options:

Traditional Standard Lock Picks, Textured Grips and the AH-17 Interchangeable Handle 

Traditional Slimline Lock Picks, Textured Grips and the AH-17 Interchangeable Handle 

Metal-Handled Standard Lock Picks 

Metal-Handled Slimline Lock Picks 

Pagoda Lock Picks (all including metal handles)

Lock Pick Sets Options:

Standard Lock Pick Sets ("PXS-" sets include traditional picks; "MPXS-" sets are assembled in part, or completely, with metal-handled lock picks) 

Slimline Lock Pick Sets (assembled in part, or completely, with metal-handled lock picks) 

Pagoda Lock Pick Set and individual Pagoda Lock Picks (all including metal handles) 

 

 

From left to right: Traditional SP-12 Standard Lock Rake; Metal-handled SP-11 Standard Lock Rake;
Traditional SP-12 Standard Lock Rake with textured grip; Traditional SP-12 Standard Lock Rake in 
AH-17 interchangeable alloy handle

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