Master Lock 575 picked in a somewhat strange manner. got this lock in a trade with Raging skull and it seemed to be a strange pick from the beginning. has a few very pronounced false sets and in the end the core was very turned and still no open. My guess is that I had the lock picked but one pin was slightly over set and when I let up ever so slowly on the tension it fell into place. What do you think ?
In my opinion, raking is probably the most often used lock picking technique used, especially by professional locksmiths. It is also probably the most underrated. I would think that is because raking is not as " cool " or sophisticated as single pin picking, nor does it give the feeling of having mastered the lock the way other techniques do. Of course while there are some locks and some patterns of bitting that will never submit to raking, I would wager that out in the field, wanting to get a job done, the first thing a locksmith would to would be to run a rake through that lock " just to see".