(This also depends on your own skills/approach/style. Many people us one
pick for almost all locks... but which pick varies. And there are going
to be times when switching tools is the right answer.
There's an official answer, and then there's the one I use because it's
what I learned with and find matches my reflexes (and actually, the one
I _really_ prefer is my own homebrew, which is a mid-size variant of one
of the standard picks; I find the normal a bit too large and the most
common reduced version a bit too small.)
Remember: All the pick does is let you reach into the lock, move things
around, and feel what's going on. If you understand that, and understand
locks, you should be able to develop a sense of which tools make sense
where. If not, keep practicing until you do understand.
(That was zen. This is dao.)
We don't generally discuss defeating locks on this open forum.
The average 5-pin tumbler is usually well worn and not all that hard
You asked about pick sets a couple of days ago as I recall.
You should probably re-read the chapter on picking pin tumbler
cylinders in your locksmithing book and make notes of just what you
are trying to do to the pins in the lock, and you will find that with
some thought and re-rereading of your book, you will be able to
answer your question yourself.
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he really wasn't asking defeating instructions
but more likely just wanting to know what type pics to have
Look at the wards, and look at the length of the pins. The pick has to
maneuver around the wards while still raising the pin high enough.
There is not really a single pick that will work all common locks equally.