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How to Pick a Lock with a Paper Clip

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One of the most frequent questions we get is "How to Pick a Lock with a Paper Clip".  In fact if we had a penny for every email we'd be much richer than we are now!  So to answer all those eager minds I've written a brief introduction and you can find out even more by joining our free newsletter that will send you regular lockpicking tips, techniques, videos and "how tos".

So let's get on to answering "How to Pick a Lock with a Paper Clip"...

What you need 

  • 2 x paper clips (You need one to act as a tension tool) 
  • hammer

Instructions on "How to Pick a Lock with a Paper Clip

  1. Straighten out one of the paper clips
  2. Hammer the end so it's flat.
  3. Using the second paper clip place it in the cylinder of the lock with the flattened paper clip above it.
  4. Apply some pressure to the tension tool paper clip attempting to rotate the cyclinder
  5. Attempt to set the pins of the lock whilst applying pressure with the tension tool.
  6. Continue until you've picked the lock!

As you can see "How to Pick a Lock with a Paper Clip" can be really easy to do.  But as I said you need to know a little more about lockpicking to get the best result.  So I strongly recommend you join our free newsletter to find out more on "How to Pick a Lock with a Paper Clip".

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