Lishi HU101 Different Generations Changes

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There is only 1 x HU101 lishi , theres different generations of it but only 1 pick not 2 different ones.

the very first gen 1 hu101 used different pick tips but still did the job fine
the next change was changing to snib lifters rather than pick tips
the next change was to lower the shoulder area to deal with some lock housings
the final change was a shoulder mod to allow picking of some ignitions that needed extra insertion and a tip mod.

all 3 will get most you will see, and older tool versions that dont just need a little tweak with a file .

on some transit models you will only feel 9 wafers , flip tool over and reinsert and you will feel all 10 .

i use light tension , but on some worn locks heavy tension is required , these are very easy to overlift you use too much tension and if lock is grimy.

if when you insert pick and apply tension you can feel all wafers but nothing binds then its likely the plug siezed , lube around the plug and work it with a cut key to break the corrosion seal stopping it turning .

these are not a hard lock to pick , its all in tension and technique , once you master this then these are a 1 to 2 min opening every time.