As a locksmith or a law enforcement professional, you know that there are several ways to get things done; you also know that each method relies on specific tools in order to work. That’s where SouthOrd’s SPS-20 padlock shim set comes in.
This set of 20 shims makes it easy to compromise just about any padlock. They’re each made from very thin spring steel, and the set includes a wide variety of sizes so that you can find one that fits the contour of the lock’s hasp that you’re trying to pick. They’re incredibly easy to use. In fact, they’re designed to save you a considerable amount of time. Rather than fumbling around, holding the padlock still with one hand and trying to pick the mechanism with the other, you can simply push one of these shims between the hasp and the body of the lock. Twist it to disengage the lock and you’re in business.
If you can't pick open a Master lock in under 3 minutes you need to practice. I came across a Trugaurd Chinese made padlock that has 5 spools and an angled or offset pin in the back. The thing is a nightmare to pick, as you need to set the rear pin first or nothing works. Let's call the farthest pin back "pin 1", If that is not properly set the spools won't fricken set either, and when you try to let off tension to punch in an underset spool pin 1 drops back out, start over, & try again. They are total bi**h locks to pick, but you can shim it, open it is and in you are. Amazing they could make a lock that gives my picking skills fits, but the hasp is easily shimmed. Welcome to lock picking! If you can bypass the picking part, do it.
I really like these shims. There are several different sizes that come in the box which is handy. I was able to pop open a couple of Master padlocks in under a minute! Crazy, right? The shims are much easier to use than picks but they are disposable and can only be used a few times each. They are worth the price for sure.