All you need to know about locks and picking them

About

Hello there, my name is Rafael (my friends call me Raf) and I’m a locksmith based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
I am one of those lucky people who actually make a living out of their hobby.
I deal mostly with cars and dimple locks but I always keep a close eye on any type of lock that I can get my hands on.  I am a member of the UKBK forum and I am learning a lot from this forum (I also had the pleasure of meeting some very friendly, fantastic lock pickers from there). I also joined the DBC forum and if anyone is looking for a friendly and very informative forum, I would highly recommend them both.

Through this site I would like to share my work and the things learned about working with locks, as well as some nice tips which I hope will be interesting for all the people out there who are interested in the world of lock picking.

ALL OF THE LOCKS THAT ARE SHOWN IN MY BLOG HAVE NOT BE  MODIFIED IN ANY WAY, HOWEVER IT IS  IMPORTANT TO MENTION THAT PICKING ANY BRAND OF LOCKS DOESN’T MEAN TO SAY THAT IT WILL OPEN ALL OF THEM EXCEPT THE ONES THAT I AM PICKING .

38 responses

  1. daz

    think its a lovely looking site raf and i shall enjoy visiting here

    daz

    February 28, 2011 at 9:58 pm

  2. darkhorse

    raf,
    what an excellent site mate…I’ll be checking back regularly to read your blogs,
    All the very best,
    pete

    March 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

  3. Spence

    Real nice & crisp site here Raf!

    Look forward to seeing it develop🙂

    Peace

    March 6, 2011 at 6:52 pm

  4. Orc

    Poof…..

    April 11, 2011 at 5:02 pm

  5. Ele

    Raf!
    Excellent work on the site!
    Keep up the great work!
    Ele🙂

    April 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm

  6. Spot on site

    cheers

    Paul

    April 23, 2011 at 8:21 pm

  7. Barbarian

    Very nice webpage !

    Please drop by keypicking.com I think you could add a lot to the website and meet some interesting people. Very friendly place !!

    Thankyou for the interesting information.

    April 28, 2011 at 8:01 pm

  8. Sander

    excellent site raf

    June 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm

  9. Cherrypicker

    Excellent site Raf, very informative.

    Charlie

    August 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm

  10. Quan_nguyen

    I want to buy dimple bump gun. Pls tell me how to buy ?

    August 31, 2011 at 8:40 am

  11. nice site raf my man, your a gent, if ever in manchester theres a man unt ticket with your name on it

    September 5, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    • raf

      Cheers Roy!

      You know I’m a Chelsea fan …

      Raf

      September 5, 2011 at 5:14 pm

  12. scratcher

    i know your a chelski fan but we all have our crosses to bear mate

    September 6, 2011 at 7:50 am

  13. paulina

    i lost the key to my bike lock and my bike is locked to my house.. anyway you can break it/pick it? i am in tel aviv.

    September 26, 2011 at 9:01 am

    • raf

      PM your phone number pls

      Raf

      September 27, 2011 at 4:03 pm

  14. Gr8 site – wealth of information here – lots to read so ill get off .. ..
    congrats

    September 30, 2011 at 7:47 pm

  15. kieron mckenna....akna dogman

    Just started to look in here. i like what i see very well explained.

    October 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm

  16. mikhailtimoff@gmail.com

    Raf my name is Mike i am from NYC, i like your web site! And i am looking for somebody who actually can help me, i tryed forums, never got an answer. If you can help me with some information, please. Only two questions:
    WHICH WAFERS (POSITIONS) ARE IN THE DOOR of a 2001 Ford Focus?
    and
    WHAT ARE THE CUTS for a 2000 Honda Accord with a key code of “8400”?
    Thank you very much!!!

    March 17, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    • raf

      Hello there

      To my knowledge all 10 wafers are in the door lock of Ford HU101 ,there are 5 heights to each one of them .
      Positios are 1,2 5,6 9,10 and 3,4 7,8.

      Your code 8400 doesn’t show anything pls check again.

      Regards,

      Raf

      March 18, 2012 at 10:01 am

    • Stanly

      61151356

      September 21, 2016 at 12:06 am

  17. Norm

    Hi Rav, love the site, if possible could you do a demo with your comments on the new laser lock pick, this is the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_q2CD282E8&feature=channel&list=UL

    many thanks

    May 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    • raf

      Hello Norm

      I don’t know those picks where did you got it from?

      Raf

      May 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm

  18. TheBloke

    Hi Raf
    I asked a question about a U lock yesterday. Was it deledted?
    Thanks

    August 16, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    • raf

      Hello bloke

      It was deleted by accident but I must say it’s not a lock I’m familiar with.

      Raf

      August 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

  19. DimpleGuy

    Hi Raf

    I have a lock that I need a key made for. It is a dimple disc lock and I believe that the key should be a DK6. I can send you 2 or 3 locks that are keyed alike to test with. Let me know if this is a service you offer.

    Thanks

    August 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm

  20. darek

    Hello
    How I can get password to open last post?

    October 30, 2012 at 8:33 pm

  21. Hi Raf
    Great site, Loads of good info. I found good result picking some mul-t- cylinders from the left hand side. There a couple of vids on you tube picking iseo dimples like this. If you trap pick relieve tension and start again.
    Bye the way i followed Chelsea late 70s thru to late 80s home and some away better atmosphere then, but no trophies

    April 25, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    • raf

      Hello Neil.

      Know what you mean about the mul-t-locks but there is a risk of the pick getting caught in the lock.

      You are very right about Chelsea and I do feel the same.

      Raf

      April 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

  22. ugur

    dear raf,
    thanks for the nice site, I have question for you, hope you can respond me with an honest reply,
    say that you will change the barrel in your home door in an apartment, would you buy a keso or mul-t-lock lock
    and which type would you prefer, I know that mul-t-lock is Israel made and Keso is Swiss made.
    thanks fro the answer in advance.
    kind regards
    ugur

    March 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    • raf

      Hello Ugur

      Both of them are good locks.

      Evva is also a great option. I have the Evva MCS in my door.

      Raf

      March 27, 2014 at 6:33 pm

  23. Chris

    1) WHAT ARE THE CUTS for a 2000 Honda Accord with a key code of “8400”?2)

    2) What was the craziest locksmith customer experience you’ve ever had?

    June 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm

  24. Lockpick

    raf; The last two questions are to gain access to American Lock’s wholesale site… I wouldn’t give out the answers to just anyone. If you want to PM the answer to me, that’d be fine, though!

    July 3, 2014 at 11:43 am

    • Raf- I’d like to PM you a question but don’t see a place to submit it. Will you please contact me at your convenience. Thanks

      August 13, 2014 at 6:32 pm

  25. raphael Vogel

    shalom Rafa…my name also Rafa, aval ani loh medaber ivrit…mevin kzat, loh kolkar tov😉 can you please email me worldbird369 at gmail dot com… im very interested in your work…especially with secured swiss made keys… toda raba malakh🙂

    December 11, 2014 at 12:24 pm

  26. Fantastic site you have here! Keep up the awesome work!

    October 12, 2015 at 1:17 am

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