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How to pick a lock with paper clips

Pick a Lock With Paper Clips

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Only pick lock your own locks. DO NOT pick anyone else's.

Get two paper clips

Get two paper clips

Find a lock

Find a lock

Find out which way your lock turns. This one turns in a clockwise direction.

Find out which way your lock turns. This one turns in a clockwise direction.

Insert the hooked paper clip into the lock. Apply downwards pressure and pull it in the direction the lock turns

Insert the hooked paper clip into the lock. Apply downwards pressure and pull it in the direction the lock turns

You MUST keep the pressure on that paper clip the whole time. Failure to do so will result in the lock not turning.

Insert the straightened paper clip into the gap made by the hooked one. Make sure it is pushed all the way to the back of the lock

Insert the straightened paper clip into the gap made by the hooked one. Make sure it is pushed all the way to the back of the lock

A lock consists of pins that prevent it from turning. When a key is inserted, the grooves in the key will push the pins up. When all the pins are pushed up, the lock can turn

A lock consists of pins that prevent it from turning. When a key is inserted, the grooves in the key will push the pins up. When all the pins are pushed up, the lock can turn

It will be likely that you will not succeed on your first try. Keep trying until you get it. Practice makes perfect!

  • 2.0 Paper clips
  • 1.0 Lock