Options to Pick a Master Lock
Your options when faced with the task of how to pick a Master Lock include:
- Breaking the lock
- Calling a locksmith
- Cracking the code combination
- Using a shim
Of these options, you need to understand that the only the last two options will leave you with a usable Master Lock after all is said and done. This article will show you how to pick a Master Lock and still leave your lock usable and intact afterwards.
One thing to keep in mind when learning how to pick a Master Lock is that there are over 64,000 possible code combinations on a standard 40 digit Master Lock. Obviously, that is a lot of combinations and most likely you will not have the time to try all of them.
Steps to Pick a Master Lock
Having said that, there is a method that can be used which will only require the use of a strong paper clip and a pen. These two items will serve as the makeshift key which will be used to pick the Master Lock.
- Before anything else, straighten out the paper clip and bend the tip down so that it is positioned at an angle that is just a little less than 45 degrees.
- Use the pen to serve as the tension wrench. Break off the metal clip from the cap of the pen and then bend the tip slightly.
- Make sure that the lock is turned towards you in such a manner that the large end of the key insert is at the top.
- As the lock is cradled in your left hand (if you are right-handed; vice versa if not), insert the bent end of the tension wrench into the large end of the key insert and lift it slightly with the use of your left thumb.
- The next step involves inserting the bent end of the paper just under the tension wrench as far it can reach.
- A slight amount of pressure should be exerted on the tension wrench while wiggling the paper clip up and down as it is inside the Master Lock. It may also be helpful to simultaneously twist the paper clip as you are wiggling it. Do this until you hear a click or a gear shift.
- This sound will signal that you have successfully picked the lock
It is best to maintain an atmosphere with the lowest noise levels as possible. One useful tip to keep in mind when learning how to pick a Master Lock is to pick up a few inexpensive locks which you can use for practice. Obviously, the more learned you become at the skill, the easier and the quicker it will be for you to pick Master Locks in the future. Soon you will be a master yourself at showing others how to pick a Master Lock.