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= Raking =
 
= Raking =
  
'''Raking''' (or '''rake picking''') is a style of [[lockpicking]] used against [[Pin_tumbler|pin-tumbler]] or [[wafer]] locks. Raking is characterized by the pick being lightly brushed against the components, often with an up-down motion to simulate a wide variety of component positions. [[Tension]] may also be varied while raking to increase the chances of picking the lock.
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'''Raking''' (or '''rake picking''', '''scrubbing''') is a style of [[lockpicking]] used to quickly open [[Pin_tumbler|pin-tumbler]] and [[wafer]] locks. Raking is characterized by the pick being lightly brushed against the components, often with an up-down motion to simulate a wide variety of component positions. [[Tension]] may also be varied while raking to increase the chances of picking the lock.
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Picks specifically designed for rake picking are commonly known as "rakes". [[Wafer]] rakes may also be referred to as "auto-jigglers", due to the popularity of wafer locks on automobiles. Though the choice of rake is personal preferrence, the C and S rakes are the most popular.
  
Picks specifically designed for rake picking are commonly known as "rakes". Wafer rakes may also be referred to as "auto-jigglers", due to the popularity of wafer locks on automobiles. Though the choice of rake is personal preferrence, the C and S rakes are the most popular.
 
 
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File:Lockpicking Raking C rake.jpg| C rake
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File:Lockpicking Raking S rake.jpg| S rake
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File:Lockpicking Raking L rake.jpg| L rake
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File:Lockpicking Raking W rake.jpg| W rake
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File:Lockpicking Raking Bogota.jpg| Bogota rake
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File:Lockpicking Raking Dimple rake dimpled.jpg | A dimpled [[dimple]] rake
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File:Lockpicking Raking Dimple rake wavy.jpg | A wavy [[dimple]] rake
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
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* [[Pin_tumbler|Pin-tumbler]]
 
* [[Pin_tumbler|Pin-tumbler]]
 
* [[Dimple]]
 
* [[Dimple]]
* [[Axial]]
 
 
* [[Wafer]]
 
* [[Wafer]]
 
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[[Category:Lockpicking]]
 
[[Category:Lockpicking]]

Latest revision as of 10:21, 12 November 2009

[edit] Raking

Raking (or rake picking, scrubbing) is a style of lockpicking used to quickly open pin-tumbler and wafer locks. Raking is characterized by the pick being lightly brushed against the components, often with an up-down motion to simulate a wide variety of component positions. Tension may also be varied while raking to increase the chances of picking the lock.

Picks specifically designed for rake picking are commonly known as "rakes". Wafer rakes may also be referred to as "auto-jigglers", due to the popularity of wafer locks on automobiles. Though the choice of rake is personal preferrence, the C and S rakes are the most popular.


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