The Tuxedo set by Sparrows includes six carefully selected picks that will open a wide variety of locks from standard front door locks to high security locks. Each pick has a smooth finish to help with lock manipulation and feed back. The set also includes six tension wrenches of varying widths allowing for perfect control over the lock core.
Despite the small size of Sparrows’ Tuxedo set, it still has the ability to open a wide range of locks.
- 1 x Best Buster Snake rake 0.025 Thick
- 1 x Triple Rake 0.025 Thick
- 1 x Small Half Diamond 0.025 Thick
- 1 x Offset Hybrid 0.025 Thick
- 1 x Short Hook 0.025 Thick
- 1 x City Rake 0.025 Thick
- 6 x Tension Wrenches
- 1 x Tuxedo Case
The “Best-Buster” is an altered profile similar to the traditional “snake rake.” This rake is effective on many lock types, but is specifically designed for shallow, sweeping key bitings like those found in Best, Arrow and Falcon locks.
The “Triple-Peak” is used on the withdrawal stroke, making it one of the most effective rakes available. It differs from a traditional rake in the way it functions by using a “ramping” effect, similar to bumping. The Triple Peak is similar to the double peak with different spacing.
The “Small half Diamond” acts like a wedge while manipulating pins in keyways that are arranged in a manner that disallows a hook-type pick. The half diamond wedges itself under, and sometimes past, the pins that are set too low to get a traditional hook under.
The “Offset Hybrid” is a combination of a shallow hook and a rounded half diamond. The wedge-like point and specially rounded bottom edge slides through the keyway. With the pick acting as a centered fulcrum, the user will find that this pick has extremely smooth and controlled lifts. This is critical for locks like ASSA.
The “Standard short hook” or lifter is the first “go-to” pick in the Tuxedo’s arsenal. This pick is more versatile and is used more often than any other pick. It is designed to let the picker feel all of the intricacies of the lock and manipulate pins individually. When the pick is used in a raking type technique, it is also possible to work several pins at the same time. This pick is good for a wide range of keyway types and pinning arrangements.
The “City Rake” is a standard rake that has proven to be indispensable over the years. This pick does a fantastic job of emulating the key bitings found among most common commercial and residential locks such as Kwickset, Weiser and Master.
The Tuxedo set retails for $39. For more information on the Tuxedo set or other products from Sparrows Lock Picks, visit SparrowsLockPicks.com.