While I was in the town of "Sneek" enjoying the ToOol lock picking competition, in November of 2013, (About 2 hours from Amsterdam) an entire classroom demanded that we bring out our stainless at a 0.018" thickness, to make them more robust for their use in competitions. This first set of 0.018" thick picks includes all of the profiles currently available in our 0.015" thick profiles, plus our three new "Bogies". These picks individually retail for $8.00 each, so save money by adding all ten to your arsenal for only $70.00. You will be surprised how strong they are! Note: Picks only - no case.
These picks are manufactured from 0.018 thick Government Steel and then molded into a purple toned plastic handle. This is our second thinnest series of picks. While they are somewhat thicker than the 0.015 picks, they are designed with the "Euro" shank reduction to enhance egress into restrictive key ways. They are designed to be useful for locks having narrow key ways and to provide some more strength than the 0.015 picks.
Please note that these picks are specially designed to provide you access in narrow key ways where standard picks will not fit. This reduction in width comes at a logical cost in rigidity. Using these picks in wider key ways means you will lose the side to side lateral support for your pick that a narrow key way provides. If you are heavy handed you may find that these picks will try to flex sideways, or even bend under high pressure in locks with wide key ways.