Sting wrote:SuperBeetle wrote:Ya know guys, most locks can be picked pretty quickly with a little practice. Trust me on that
Most locks aren't hard to pick, they just require patience. Get a small screwdriver that will fit into the keyhole. You'll use that to apply tension to the lock. A straight paperclip with a slight bend on the end will be used to push each tumbler in.
Start by applying tension with the screwdriver. Too much and the tumblers won't push down. Too little and they wont stay down. With slight movements of the screw driver and patiently pushing each tumbler down, you can get them all to fall into place and the lock will open.
Alternately, take off your shoelace and tie it around your paperclip. Bend the paperclip into a boomerang shape and loop around the bolt. Work the bolt inward with a sawing motion, and as soon as the shoelace reaches the tip of it, it should pop open. It's called the "easier than a credit card" method.
And a lot of padlocks especially combination locks can be shimmed. If not, there are other methods to defeat these locks.
Warded locks are very simple to open as well.