Lishi Locksmith Tools Questions and Answers

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Have collected questions and answers about Lishi tools. Hope it’s helpful here.

How many different Lishi tools are there?
These tools are available in approximately 100 different version to correspond to the many different automotive keyways that are in use today. Each tool has its own unique high quality design which allow it to fit into the different keyway configuration of modern vehicle designs.

What is a Lishi lock pick?
Lishi lock pick originated in 2000 when Mr. Li created a reader for Volkswagen door locks. This unique tool allowed users to read wafer depths without first having to trap the wafers within the lock.

Where are Lishi tools made?
China. Lishi locksmith tools factory is based in China. The factory has a total floor area of 3000 square meters which provides ample space for future expansion.

What are Lishi tools for?
These amazing tools have revolutionized the automotive locksmithing industry by making the process of pick and decoding locks much faster than other tools.

How does a Lishi tool work?
For anyone reading who isn’t already familiar with how Lishi tools work, it’s all based on a concept called “positional lockpicking.” The tools have a lifter arm attached to a pivot that interacts with the lock on one side, the handle on the other and a pointer near the handle side.

What is Schlage keyway?
For example, a Schlage “C” keyway is an open keyway that is available from many key and lock distributors. However, a Schlage “S123” keyway is available from only Schlage approved locations. While S123 is still an open keyway, it is only available from certain distributors.

Can you use a Lishi 6 pin for a 5 pin lock?
The LISHI Kwikset (KW5) pin cylinder lock pick has changed the way we pick locks. These tools will work on any 6 pin KW5 lock – even with security pins, and it will not only pick – but also decode your locks. With practice – you can also open 5 pin Kwikset locks with this pick.

Is Schlage or Kwikset better?
In the non-forced entry category, there is no doubt Schlage is better. With a better, more precise manufacturing process and 2 additional security pins than the Kwikset deadbolt, Schlage locks are significantly harder to pick, bump or compromise in non-destructive ways.

Can any lock be picked?
The reality is that nearly every lock can be picked and if not picked, bypassed using some other method. The secret to security is having locks that are extremely difficult to pick and or bypassed. You want a pick-resistant lock that only an expert can get through, and there are plenty of those.