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Old April 22, 2012, 09:39 AM   #26
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How would a person know which locks are harder to pick?
How tough a lock (as in a key lock) is to pick often relies on the tolerances between the pins. So more expensive locks are typically harder to pick because they are manufactured with more specific tolerances.

A good rule of thumb is to see how much wiggle the key cylinder has if you just stick a small screwdriver in the key slot and turn it back and forth.

A lot of wiggle typically means it is easy to pick. Little or no wiggle typically means means it is tough.

I say "typically" because there are always exceptions.

I hope that helps.
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