tension wrench

   a tool used to apply torque to a lock bolt or cylinder plug while attempting picking

Locksmith dictionary . 2014.

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  • torsion wrench — noun An L shaped tool used in lockpicking to apply torsion to the inner cylinder of a lock, in order to hold any picked pins in place, while the other pins are shifted, and then to turn the inner cylinder and open the lock. Syn: tension wrench,… …   Wiktionary

  • torque wrench — noun A torsion wrench. Syn: tension wrench …   Wiktionary

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  • Snap gun — A snap gun, also known as lock pick gun, pick gun, or electric lock pick, is an alternative to conventional lock picking methods, which use a tension wrench and a lockpick to open a lock. Snap guns make the task of opening a lock much simpler.The …   Wikipedia

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