The Tools of the Trade
Locksmiths are highly skilled and trained professionals that are responsible for helping us get back inside our home, office or vehicle. It takes years of experience to fully master the craft, as locksmiths are constantly increasing their knowledge in the field. Locksmiths are not only responsible for popping locks and duplicating keys, they are also responsible for installing state-of-the-art home and office security systems. They need to have a vast understanding of technology. Locksmiths use a wide range of tools for their trade. They range from a lock pick to a more complicated piece of machinery to program a transponder chip key. Locksmiths have to be patient, and possess excellent vision for the smaller details of each unique set of keys.
The tools are generally standard for each locksmith, but can vary according to specialty. For example, a commercial locksmith will carry more sophisticated equipment, as they have to install complex security systems. Regardless of specialty, all locksmiths are highly trained for each cumbersome situation. Here is a list of the most commonly used tools of the trade:
Electric Pick Guns
Electric pick guns are used to open a lock in just seconds. Pick guns work excellent on standard pin tumbler locks, but shouldn’t be used on anything more complex. The locksmith inserts the lock pick tip into the lock, then the pins will move into the correct slots. Electric pick guns make a regular job much easier.
Tension Wrenches – Tension wrenches are used to apply pressure to the side of a cylinder lock’s key slot, so the pins can get into the correct position. Tension wrenches are some of the most important tools used by any locksmith. You will typically see this particular tool on their tool belt.
Plug Spinners – Plug spinners are used when you are only able to pick a lock to the locked position and not the unlocked position. Plug spinners make it possible to flip the plug past the shear line and to the unlock position from the locked position.
Why Choose Us?
At Multi Locksmith, we’re fully prepared for any type of emergency locksmith situation. Our reliable technicians are highly trained in all locksmith aspects. We’ll be able to safely pry open any car door, duplicate any model key or install the latest state-of-the-art access control system for your workforce environment. We work 24 hours a day, and cover the entire city of Oakland. All you have to do is to get in touch with our friendly support staff, and let them lead the way. Once you leave your details and information, the nearest available technician will be shortly by your side. We offer the most competitive pricing, and provide you with the best quality services. Give us a call today, and find out why we’re the best!