SPECIAL TENSION TOOLS


Tension tools are standard tools of the trade when picking locks. Tension wrenches are needed for lock picking as they apply torque to the lock plug. By applying torque you will be able to separate the top pins (driver pins) from the bottom pins The bottom pins are the ones that come in contact with the keys. Most lock pick tension wrenches are L shaped. However, there are specialty lock pick tension tools that also help to make lockpicking quick and easy. A spring loaded round tension tool is preferred by many lock pickers. These tools help regulate the torque when picking locks. The dial that is included on some of these round tension tools are preferred by many newer locksmiths. When choosing lock pick tension tools, pay attention to materials. Stainless steel lock pick tension wrenches will give you more longevity, allowing you to spend less on replacing these vital tools. Some may be firm, while others are flexible. There are double-prong, spring-loaded and even hands-free tension wrench sets and tools available. You will want a variety of these so you always have the perfect tool for any job.

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