Shackle Pressure Tools

When picking any lock it is important to apply the correct amount of pressure continuously. The following tools will make this possible.

General Use Pressure Tool Excluding Pancakes
By David J. Heuermann

This tool is a modified vise head which allows you to make small shackle pressure changes during the picking process.


Parts List

1) PanaVise Model #300 Standard Base
2) PanaVise Model #376 Self-Centering, Extra Wide Opening Head



Jaw #1

Jaw #2

Rubber boot. Same cuts as jaw #1 except leave one piece to protect lock body.

Modified eye bolt wrapped in duct tape to protect shackle

Pressure Tool For Pancakes
By Mike Pitman

This tool is compact, rugged, and can be made from spare parts found in your junk box.

Pressure Tool For Most All Padlocks
By John Abbott

This tool can be used for most all padlocks. There is a dowel hole under the padlock to accomodate lever type locks..