Clever and extremely versatile, the SouthOrd JPXS-6 jackknife lock pick set is the perfect thing to slip into your pocket when you’re heading out the door. Whether you’re a professional locksmith or a law enforcement professional, this high-quality jackknife lock pick set can help you tackle just about any job quickly and easily.
The SouthOrd JPXS-6 jackknife lock pick set is made in the US from the finest quality steel. Each pick is made from tempered stainless steel for durability and reliability, and a knurled stainless steel set screw gives you the comfort of knowing your picks are set in place when you want to use them. The hard alloy handle gives you a fantastic grip while it protects the picks tucked inside, so it’s a fantastic tool to have by your side in any situation. It’s just 3.5 inches long and 0.25 inches thick, so it fits right into a pocket, handbag or backpack.
I'm still what you might call a beginner. I've been building a set and have probably successfully picked about 25 padlocks, and 5 door locks now and was carrying around a kit I had built. I just needed something to fill my timer after being disabled from the military and I've been able to pretty much pick everything I had been able to pick with a full carry set with this little guy. Very solid! only wish it came with a MBG-01 pagoda, a short pick and possibly a pick knife/slim jim for combo locks but amazing quality and like I said I can still pick everything with it. I could a twenty piece set and its so easy to carry. Nice Job!
As long as you know what you're doing the jackknife picks work just great. I really like this set because it's awesome in an emergency or when I don't have a full pick set with me. I've opened all types of locks with this set. If you're new to the hobby I'd suggest getting a full size lock pick set like the SouthOrd MPXS-14 or C1510.
This set contains just about everything you need for occasional use, and is fantastic as an emergency item. It will open just about any US lock you will encounter. It's also excellent for a beginner's lockpicking set.
It has a few problems, for one it could have used a half hook pick as well as the one that comes with it is not really suitable for most padlocks. The other issue with the picks is they're very flexible so bend quite easily (they bend back as well, and after extensive use they do not appear to have weakened). Also, the tension wrench is a little too skinny for many applications so keep an extra one handy.
When I first got this pick I was very excited and it impressed me a lot. I used it for a few days on and off picking various locks but found that the steel used in the picks is softer than others and it makes it easy to bend. This wouldn’t be a major problem if when you return all the picks to their housing they would fit, which sadly you have to struggle with it to get them in.
All in all this is a great portable set but this is not for heavy handed people or heavy use. It’s an emergency set plain and simple.
If you do buy it (which you should - it corners the market for portable emergency picks) buy extra replacement picks, at least one full set.
The tension tool is OK at best and nothing to brag about, it seems to be better than the one found on the Dyno Kwik Pick and $50 pen set and overall is better than the $50 set and is a tie with the Kwik Pick.
I bought this because I wanted an easily portable and accessible lockpick for conventional uses. I had never picked a lock, and had no prior experience in lockpicking before I got this tool. I was able to open my door lock in under 30 seconds for my first time! I have used it many times since, and I can still rely on it. It is small, and slick (looks like a small pocket knife on a keychain) and has opened many locks, without getting worn out. I would definitely recommend it to anyone learning how to lockpick, or needing a portable tool for personal use.