We’ll show you how to pick a lock with a credit card. This is a handy skill to have in case you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to get into a locked door but don’t have a key. With a little practice, you’ll be able to do it like a pro.
If you’ve ever lost your keys or found yourself in a situation where you need to get into a locked door but don’t have a key, then you know how frustrating it can be. But there’s no need to worry, because we’re here to show you how to pick a lock with a credit card. You’ll be able to do it like a pro.
Step One: Inserting the Card
Assuming you’re using a standard credit card, insert the card into the space between the door and the jamb. If your card is too thick, you can try thinning it out with a utility knife. Be careful not to cut yourself.
Apply pressure to the card and slide it up. This will wedge the card between the door and the jamb and start to separate them.
Continue applying pressure and sliding the card until there’s enough space for you to slip your hand in and turn the knob.
Once you’ve inserted your card between the door and the jamb, open the door. The cause of most credit card fails is that people don’t apply enough pressure when they’re sliding their card up and down. If you don’t insert it far enough, there won’t be enough space for you to reach in and turn the knob.
If your card gets stuck, try wiggling it back and forth. This will help separate the door from the jamb even more. You can also try inserting a second card or a business card to help pry open the door.
Once you’ve separated the door from the jamb, turn your wrist so that it’s pointing up and push down on your card as hard as you can (without breaking it). As long as there’s enough space for you to do this, your hand should be able to reach inside and turn the knob on any standard entryway door (or any lock with a knob on one side and a deadbolt on another).
Step Two: Bending the Card
If you’re looking for a quick and easy way to break into a lock, using a credit card is a great option. It’s simple, all you need is a credit card and a little bit of patience. Here’s how to do it:
- Start by finding a lock that you want to pick. Any type of lock will work, but for this example we’ll be using a padlock.
- Insert the credit card into the space between the shackle and the body of the lock.
- Apply pressure to the credit card with your thumb, while simultaneously pushing up on the shackle with your other hand.
- Continue applying pressure until you feel the shackle give way and pop open.
The bump key method is one of the most popular methods for picking a lock, and it’s also one of the easiest. All you need is a bump key (also known as a tension wrench) and a little bit of patience. Here’s how to do it:
- Insert the bump key into the lock and apply pressure to the key with your thumb.
- With your other hand, use the tension wrench to apply pressure to the bottom of the key.
- Once you feel the pins line up, turn the bump key until you hear a clicking sound. This means that the lock has been picked.
Step Three: Turning the Card
Now that the shim is in place, it’s time to turn the card. This is done by applying pressure to the top of the card and pushing it towards the back of the lock. The goal is to get the card to catch on the back pins and bend them. You should feel the tension in the lock start to give. Once the back pins are bent, apply a little more pressure and push the card further into the lock until you feel it catch on the front pins. Apply pressure and bend them until you feel the tension release.
Step Four: Removing the Card
Removing the card is the fourth and final step of picking a lock with a credit card. To remove the card, insert it into the space between the door and the frame at a 45 degree angle. Apply pressure to the card to push it against the latch while simultaneously pulling on the door handle. The door should open easily once the latch has been released. If you encounter resistance while removing the card, make sure that you are applying enough pressure to the card and try again. With a little practice, you should be able to remove the card quickly and smoothly.
Picking a lock with a credit card is not as difficult as it may seem. With a little practice, you can be opening locks in no time. Remember to use the right type of credit card and to insert it carefully into the lock to avoid damaging the card or the lock. With these tips in mind, you’ll be picking locks like a pro in no time.