How to use the Lishi Kwikset Pick | Mr. Locksmith Video
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How to use the Lishi Kwikset Pick | Mr. Locksmith
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The KW1 is for picking and reading 5 pin Kwikset locks and the KW5 is for 6 pin Kwikset picks.
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.
Lishi is 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.
Single Pin Picking, SPP, or they like to call the field method or the French method. We'll call it the SPP for today.
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. Lots of new videos coming soon.
Here's something interesting. A lot of people are saying, "Oh this is a game changer, this is a fantastic tool." Let's get right to the facts here. Kwikset five pin deadbolts, the pin tumbler deadbolts, are the easiest locks in the world almost to pick. I can show you in 10 to 15 minutes you're going to be able to pick these things and if you practice you're going to be really good. This is not a game changer. There have been some tools available to law enforcement that did something similar. However, this is an inexpensive tool and it's really cool, but here's what I think about what it's great for. It will give you the ability to learn to do single pin picking or SPP picking better.
You practice on the inexpensive locks and they have some other tools coming out, which will be for other locks, and they've already had one released in Australia for quite a while. It's an interesting tool, it's really cool, but it's not going to turn a lousy picker who can't pick a lock. You can't just pick this thing up and pick instantly. I can show you in minutes how to pick Kwiksets and if you practice you can pick them.
This is a fun tool and it reads, which sometimes when you have multiple locks it's nice to make a key quickly and you can open up the other locks, and it just shows you some huge security vulnerabilities. That's why we sell a lot of the high-security locks like Abloy, and Medeco, and the Primus. We sell a lot of high security locks because these are so easy to pick. We have key control in the high security locks, but you stop the amateurs who can pick those inexpensive locks quickly. Let's not even talk about the stuff that's coming in from Offshore Locks. This will be interesting. I'm going to play with the tool on the clones of the Kwiksets and let's see how it does on the SmartKey locks. The interesting thing with the SmartKey locks is they use a sidebar, they don't really have a sheer line like a pin tumbler.
This is going to be kind of fun to experiment with this with other locks it'll fit in. Of course it's not going to fit into the Schlage or Schlage. It's not going to fit into a lot of other locks. It'll do the Kwiksets for sure and it'll do Weiser.