There are various tools of different utilities that locksmiths use to carry out their work. Each of these tools has a specific utility of its own, helping the locksmith to address a specific problem or function. A trained and experienced locksmith knows which tool is to be used for which specific purpose, thus helping us solve various problems which otherwise could have become an issue.
Have you wondered how locksmiths come to your help in overcoming various problems, some of which are of peculiar nature with no visible solution? For example, in a hurry to go out you have locked your latch key door from outside, while clean forgetting to take your key out with you. Now you can either use your credit card or something like that to open up the door, while risking a further aggravation of the situation with your credit card getting stuck in the door. Or you can call a locksmith, who can help you out of the situation, courtesy his tools.
When a layman looks at various locksmith tools, they may appear to him like a collection of weird instruments. But make no mistake. Each of these tools has a specific function and utility, which the locksmith puts into use at the appropriate time. There are tools meant to be used for cars and trucks, while there are the ones meant to address problems in boats and planes. There are tools which are used to solve problems at homes, or even problems regarding individual rooms of a home. And there are tools to solve problems related to children’s toys.
There are locksmith tools to deal with problems regarding door closers, key cabinets, hospital locks, automotive lockout tools, deadbolt style gate locks, government locks, high security locks, and so on.
In fact, the list of locksmith tools in terms of their utility level is just endless.
Let us have a look at some of the key locksmith tools –
Plug spinner: The locksmith uses it to raise and turn the plugs, while trying to get the plugs to the appropriate position for opening the lock. How effectively the locksmith can use the plug spinner depends on his level of knowledge about the placement of every component.
Electronic pick: Electronic pick is an ideal tool to open more intricate locks, such as a combination system. Electronic locks are usually made of steel, and can be used to configure up to six pins and disc patterns.
Tension wrench: Tension wrench or torque wrench, which should ideally be called torsion wrench, is used to get to the shear line. The tactics lies in appropriate manipulation and application of the same volume of pressure. The tension wrench is of three types, viz. Light, Rigid and Medium, with the locksmith to decide the one to be used under a given situation.
Key extractor: It is used for taking out things that accidentally get inside cylinders, such as a broken key, parts of a key and busted springs.
Electric pick gun: An electric pick gun is basically a small size drilling electricity powered device. A locksmith uses this tool to drill through a lock only when he fails to do the unlocking through any of the other tools. However, he can also use any other standard electrical drill in the place of electric pick gun.
It is the expertise and dexterity of locksmiths that enable them to successfully solve various problems they are called to address. However, an equally important role is played by the quality of the tools used by them. This highlights the importance of quality locksmith tools in the market, without which a locksmith is not able to do his work properly no matter how skilled he is.