Shackle Pressure Tools
When picking any lock it is important to apply the correct amount of pressure continuously. The following tools will make this possible.
General Use Pressure Tool Excluding Pancakes
By David Heuermann
This tool is a modified vise head which allows you to make small shackle pressure changes during the picking process.
1) PanaVise Model #300 Standard Base
2) PanaVise Model #376 Self-Centering, Extra Wide Opening Head
Rubber boot. Same cuts as jaw #1 except leave one piece to protect lock body.
Modified eye bolt wrapped in duct tape to protect shackle
Pressure Tool For Pancakes
By Mike Pitman
This tool is compact, rugged, and can be made from spare parts found in your junk box.
Pressure Tool For Most All Padlocks
By John Abbott
This tool can be used for most all padlocks. There is a dowel hole under the padlock to accomodate lever type locks..