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.
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.
And this is the euro version of the same pick.
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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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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for free gear and sponsorship details.