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How To : Pick a padlock with a bobby pin

Check out this video to learn how to pick a padlock. No skill, experience, or professional pick tools required -- just 2 bobby pins. Use one bobby pin as a tension wrench,another as a pick. Apply medium force to the tension wrench, insert the feelerpick into the keyway, scrub ...more

How To : Easily pick a lock using a bobby pin and paperclip

Did you know that you can pick a padlock using simply a paperclip and bobby pin? All it takes is a little wiggling, tension, and precision, and you should be on your way to opening up a padlock. It's recommended that you only perform this on your own lock as attempting to brea ...more

How To : Pick a padlock with a single paperclip

In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a padlock with a single paperclip. First, check your lock to make sure it isn't broken, busted, or damaged. After this, take your paperclip and bend it out. Next, use pliers to bend the paper clip into a loop shape. Once you've done this, ...more

How To : Pick a Masterlock with a Swiss Army knife

This video conning tutorial from someone who has seen too many episodes of MacGyver shows how to break into a Masterlock with the help of a handy Swiss Army knife. Watch this video demonstration and learn how to pick a padlock with a Swiss Army knife. You may not be MacGyver, ...more

How To : Pick / shim open a padlock with a soda can

There are a lot of different kinds of locks, and you need different easily accessible household material to pick different kinds. This video focuses on teaching you to pick a padlock, familiar to any who have ever had a locker, with a soda can, something you probably have too ...more

How To : Pick a padlock and understand how it works

When picking a padlock, the only part you need to worry about is the part where the key goes into the lock. The locking mechanism has pins attached to springs. The key pins are on the bottom and the driver pins are on the top. The key turns when the pins of different heights a ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/08 - 02/14)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Pick a lock or padlock with household items

By LukeLiu4434 Knowing how to pick a lock can come in handy if you ever lose your key to your house, bike, or anything else secured by a padlock. While it may sound difficult, picking a lock is a very basic skill and very doable. Here's how you can do it. First lets understa ...more

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