If you own a safe, the occasion may arise when you need to open it without your key. You may also be interested in lock picking a safe out of sheer curiosity. Regardless of the motivation, opening a safe without a key is a difficult skill to acquire, and one that takes a considerable amount of practice.
Nearly every safe is different, but most share some commonalities. By learning a few basic skills that you can alter on a case by case basis, you can learn how to pick the locks of many commercially sold safes. The following is an example of how to pick a common safe sold to many safe consumers.
To begin open a safe that you’ve lost the key to, you first need to fashion some lock picking tools. Start by using a pair of pliers to bend the outer leg of a paper clip in a 90 degree angle. Next, you’ll need to bend about an eighth of an inch of the longer leg of the bent paper clip downward at another 90 degree angle. When that’s done, bend about a fourth of an inch of the extended leg 90 degrees to the right of the previous bend. Congratulations, you’ve just fashioned a makeshift torsion wrench.
You’ll next need to get another paper clip and bend its outer leg at a 180 degree angle. You can use your fingers, but using a pair of pliers typically helps you make more accurate bends. You’ll next need to bend about an eighth of an inch of the tip of the extended leg 45 degrees upward. When you’ve finished, you’ll have made a feeler pick.
Once you’ve created your tools, it’s time to get to work. Start by inserting the tip of your makeshift torsion wrench into the bottom part of your safe’s lock. Then insert the tip of your feeler pick into the top of the lock. Push against each of the pins inside the lock until you feel one click into place. Usually there are about 4-5 pins you must push into place to open the safe lock.
As you are moving the pins into place, keep applying clockwise pressure to the lock with your torsion wrench. When all the pins are in place, the lock should turn and open. When picking the lock, be sure to apply continuous pressure with the torsion wrench, as this keeps pins that have been set into place from dropping back down.
Don’t be discouraged if you are unable to pick the lock on your first try, or your first hundred tries. Lock picking a safe requires considerable dexterity and skill. With time and practice, however, many people can learn how.
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