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LPA Broken Picks Warranty

We have been unofficially replacing broken picks for our customers for years now so we might as well make it public policy.

Broke a lock pick within 2 years of purchasing your lock pick set from us? Send your broken picks to:

PO Box 74
Fairfield
NSW 1860

Include a $1.10 postage stamp with your broken pick so we can send your replacement pick back to you. Processing time takes approximately 1 to 3 weeks.

Didn’t buy that pick from us? Send it to us anyway and we’ll replace it anyway. The manufacturer rebates us so it doesn’t cost us anything anyway.

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Impressioning Tools Update

To celebrate the arrival of our first impressioning tool, we are having a special. Use the coupon “framon” for a 15% discount off the Framon impressioning tool. Also all purchases of the Framon impressioning tool includes 50 free LW4 key blanks.

These key blanks are the same ones we use for our bump keys. We use them for bump keys because they are tougher and longer lasting than Silca key blanks. Being harder, they are also tougher to mark so it helps to thin the key blade with a Dremel before impressioning, especially if you’re a beginner.

This promotion lasts until the 4th of March, 2016.

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Euro vs. Standard Picks

We get asked this question a lot so we figured it’s time to write something short and sweet about it. Lock picks generally come in two varieties, standard form and euro form.

For comparison, below is a standard short hook.
MP-07

And this is the euro version of the same pick.
MSL-09

Standard picks were designed for American locks which generally come with wide open keyways and manufactured to lower tolerances. They are made much thicker and are therefore more durable than euro picks. They are also marginally cheaper than euro picks.

Europeans locks are made to higher tolerances and often feature frustratingly small, winding, finicky keyways. The thin euro picks are designed to weave around these tricky keyways.

The locks we have in Australia are more similar to American locks than European ones so standard picks will work just fine over here. I personally prefer to use euro picks because it gives me a lot more room to work inside a lock. In the end it’s all a matter of personal preference. Choose whatever suits you best.

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Software Bug Reward Program

Due to the constant development of our software and systems, things sometime break. It’s an inevitable part of software development. If you find a bug in our website, please send the following information to info@lockpicksaustralia.com.au.

  • What you were using (Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Mobile, etc.)
  • What operating system was running (Linux, Windows, Android, IOS, etc.)
  • Which browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Opera, etc.)
  • Description of the bug
  • Screenshot of the bug happening
  • Any other information that may be of use to our developers

If the bug is valid, we will add a free small bump key set to your order. If you already own one, just tell us and we will give you something else.

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What Are Bump Keys?

Bump keys, like lock picks, are a tool locksmiths use to open a lock without a key. To use a bump key, a locksmith inserts a bump key into a lock, pulls the bump key out by the length of one pin and then strikes the base of the key with a bump hammer while maintaining rotational pressure on the key. Just like lock picking, the bumping action lift all the locks driver pins above the shear line allowing a locksmith to turn the lock open.

lock bump key bumping attack animation 1lock bump key bumping attack animation 2

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Creative Commons License Deviant’s lock diagrams and animations by TOOOL is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at http://toool.us/deviant/.

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Brisbane Locksport

Lock Picks Australia is now a sponsor of Brisbane Locksport.

Brisbane Locksport is the first Locksport chapter in Australia. It is a group for anyone interested in lockpicking, physical security, lock bumping, etc. All skills levels are welcome. For more information about current and future events, visit their Meetup page.

Participate in meetings to learn a new hobby, refine your skills and try out new techniques while getting special discounts reserved only for Locksport members!

If you are starting or thinking about starting a local Locksport chapter, please contact us at info@lockpicksaustralia.com.au for free gear and sponsorship details.

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Free shipping on orders over $50

From now on, all Australian and New Zealand orders over $50 get free shipping.

All Australian orders over $100 get free Australia Post Express Post shipping.

If you have placed an order over the past two weeks over $50 please speak to me via email at support@lockpicksaustralia.com.au for a shipping cost refund.

This offer does not extend to key cutting or duplicating machines.