Knowing how to pick a lock with a bobby pin is a valuable skill that can come in handy in a pinch. It is a simple process that requires minimal materials and can be done in a relatively short amount of time. With a few simple steps, you can be on your way to becoming a master lock-picker.
How Do You Pick a Safe Lock With a Bobby Pin?
First, you need to gather the necessary materials. You will need two bobby pins to pick the lock. One will be used as a lever, and the other will be used as a pick. Once you have your bobby pins, you can begin the process of picking the lock.
Insert your lever into the bottom half of the lock. This will act as a fulcrum, giving you leverage when you begin to pick the lock. Once your lever is in place, turn the lock lightly in the direction you would use to open it. This will help you to feel the tumblers of the lock and determine where the pins are located.
Next, insert your pick, bent side up, and feel for the pins. Once you locate the pins, you will need to use the pick to push them up. However, it is important to note that not all of the pins will be the same. Some of the pins will be easier to move than others.
Find your first “”seized,”” or difficult to move, pin and push it up until it clicks. You may need to apply a bit of pressure, but be careful not to push it too hard. Once the pin clicks, it should be flush with the top of the lock. Proceed to do this with the rest of the seized pins until all of them are flush with the top.
At this point, all of the pins should be in the correct position and the lock should be ready to open. To open the lock, you will need to turn the lever clockwise, while at the same time keeping the bobby pin pick in the correct position. This should cause the lock to open.
Picking a lock with a bobby pin may seem daunting at first, but with a bit of practice, you can quickly become a master lock-picker. Just remember to be careful, as too much pressure can cause the pins to break, rendering the lock unusable. With these simple steps, you can be on your way to becoming a lock-picking wizard.