As a locksmith, I have an intention to pick locks (actually, if the customer asks to do) at other’s houses or of their properties. This lock picking, in particular, is not the lock-and-key lock. By this, I mean the smart door locks. So, if you are a DIY-er, a fixer, a repairman, a hobbyist, an enthusiast, a novice or an expert in the field, I’m here to present you the best lock pick set, which also happens to be the best screwdriver sets or toolkits that you’ll need for that purpose.
- 1 What is a Lock Pick Set?
- 2 Why You Need The Best Lock Pick Set?
- 3 Reviews on 10 of the Best Lock Pick Sets
- 3.1 1. iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit – Best Lock Pick Set
- 3.2 2. Home Repair Tool Set- WORKPRO Tools Review
- 3.3 3. ORIA Precision Screwdriver Set (86-in-1 Magnetic Repair Tool Kit)
- 3.4 4. Syntus 80 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set- Best Magnetic Screwdriver Set
- 3.5 5. Apsung 110 in 1 Professional Screwdriver
- 3.6 6. JAKEMY 36 Magnetic Driver Bits Repair Tool Kit
- 3.7 7. Hi-Spec 300W- Best Power Drill Set
- 3.8 8. Vastar 102 Piece Best Home Repair Tool Kit
- 3.9 9. Hi-Spec 60 Piece Electronics Electrical Engineer Tool Kit
- 3.10 10. Best Quality Screwdriver Set, Magnetic Driver Kit with 42 Bits
- 4 Buying Guide to Help You Choose the Best Lock Pick Set
- 5 Conclusion
What is a Lock Pick Set?
You may know, lock picking is an art, for that, I made this website!
in the history of locks and keys, you can know everything about this art.
It is the art of unlocking something without the need of keys.
This doesn’t by any means promote a criminal intent, rather I know law-abiding people who practice this art and earn their livelihood by this.
They are the locksmiths, yes. Historically it was practiced as an art and a hobby, but these days, we have LockSport International that governs competitive lockpicking as a sport.
So what is included in such sets?
A traditional lock pick set has skeleton keys, different kinds of picks, a torsion wrench, bump keys, pick guns etc. But the type of lock pick sets I am going to discuss today contain naturally a screwdriver and its several bits, lever, wrist straps, picks, wrenches, pliers.
The center of attraction, the screwdriver itself can be small like the jeweler’s screwdriver or large like a magnetic tip screwdriver.
Besides these components, there are other things included in the best lock pick set which varies from company to company.
Why You Need The Best Lock Pick Set?
If you think that locksmiths are the only ones who need lock pick sets, let me remind you there are people who have practiced and still practice the art of lockpicking.
It is not called an art just like that. With the evolving types of locks, mastering this skill holds the similar zeal a chess player has, if not more.
Let me walk you through other reasons to buy the set:
The best possible reason for buying the best lock pick set is the savings you’re going to make monthly, annually, or say every time one of your possessions become damaged.
Consider this, if your phone isn’t working anymore, or your laptop, due to mishandling, you’ll probably have to take it to a repairman.
You’re going to waste time, not to mention money looking for a good one.
The psychological cost is the tale of another day. So, would you prefer all that, or simply do it yourself once you’ve learned the tricks.
Can you imagine how much you’re gonna save?
Securing the component parts
Carrying the previous example: did you know I’ve broken my touchscreen?
Not a very useful information, I know.
I can’t give this to the manufacturer since they’re charging a heck lot, and I can’t give this to mobile repairmen since I’m not sure the internal components of my phone will be intact and not stolen.
Let alone the internals, I have a friend who had his Samsung S9+ fixed but the touchscreen has a very odd watermark the repairmen can’t explain. If I could fix things myself, there wouldn’t be any such trouble in the first place.
So many benefits, and how many times will you need to buy the set?
I’d say once. Because most of the manufacturer gives a lifetime warranty of their products.
You’ll get basic as well as advanced tools all in one, with just a one-time investment in a worthy screwdriver set
If you know anyone who has recently moved out, and you’re wondering how to help him, take this.
Not only will it help with the basic fixing-repairing, but also with household chores.
If you have a knack for building things for your children, or if your husband loves building kitchen cabinets or anything for you, or you want to surprise your wife with tools she’ll love o work with, get yourself/him/her one!
Reviews on 10 of the Best Lock Pick Sets
Here are 10 of the best lock pick sets you can lay your hands on:
1. iFixit Pro Tech Toolkit – Best Lock Pick Set
Not just computers, iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit is for any electrician or hobbyist who has the amp for repairing and fixing.
I have heard people screaming on top of their lungs about how functional the set it.
Let me tell you, too.
The set is the result of teardown experts and repair guidelines. So you can imagine every type of guideline that there is.
The team at iFixit claims that there are all the necessary tools and parts to get any job done, and it doesn’t have ANY tool that you won’t need at some point or the other.
Familiar with buying iFixit pro tech toolkit that has some “things” you aren’t sure if you’ll ever need? Not with this lot.
Coming to the contents, it has the basics: 3 tweezers, 6 opening picks and 3 opening tools, 3 spudgers, and then a magnetic pad, a tool roll, a suction cup, a wrist strap, Jimmy and the star of the set, a 64-Bit Driver Kit.
The bits have been made after comprehensive research, so don’t be surprised if you find in your way things that you won’t find in other sets.
Take my example for the 5.5 mm nut driver for copiers and printers; JIS for cameras, remote control helicopters and similar; Y000 for the tiny tri-point screws of the Apple watch, Gamebits 4.5 for Nintendo and 3.8 for Sega consoles; Robertson bits for Australian electronics; TR8 for Xbox; TR10 for Playstation, T15 for HP, Compaq or Lenovo hardware; Snake-eye bits for elevators and bathroom hardware.
The bits have amazing machining qualities, being of CR-V steel, type 6150, which if you do some research is known for toughness and shock/heat/abrasion resistance.
So, this is the best screwdriver set that almost opens up every electronics there is with ease, and is pleasant to all the fixers; but as the saying goes, every coin has two sides, the bad ones are there too.
The problem that I hear is less about the products and more about the case. It is, I hear had to keep it closed because of the velcro strips that are improper in the arrangement.
Also, the P000 and P00 bits need to be an mm longer.
If you have used the old-style toolkits, this Pro version can help you achieve a lot, fix a lot and of course, save a lot of money.
2. Home Repair Tool Set- WORKPRO Tools Review
This set from WORKPRO is exceedingly handy with tons of basic, starter tools and a very durable, extendable bag to hold the contents.
Carrying this kits, this bag would be helpful for a locksmith, right?
As a locksmith, I love that thing!
If you want something affordable and at the same time the best quality screwdriver set, this is the deal. Be it your kitchen, garden, garage, or a small workshop, WORKPRO has you covered.
What is inside the toolkit?
Pliers, holders, and screwdriver bits claw hammer, knife, and blades, level, a screwdriver set, a saw to mention a few.
The tools have a chromium plate which makes them corrosion-resistant and comes with soft handles.
The bag itself is made of nylon and wide-mouthed, with enough space inside, so that if you ever feel like the basics aren’t enough and you might need more tools, you can pack them in.
You can just carry it on your shoulders, and with all the tools you’ll feel nothing short of Bob the builder.
So, moving to here and there, no extra bag to carry for you to serve as a locksmith.
No, seriously. If you have got yourself a new home, the basic fixes and the small household fixings, you can do with the set.
If you’re a repair-fixer mama or a dad that loves to build stuff with his children, this is the best screwdriver set for you. Your children can use them too if taught well.
Satisfied with WORKPRO tools review?
3. ORIA Precision Screwdriver Set (86-in-1 Magnetic Repair Tool Kit)
There you go, just the right way to describe this toolkit from ORIA.
The satisfaction that any makeup enthusiast gets from opening his/her makeup bag is totally similar to any DIY-er, hacker that will open the portable, nylon bag that is the set.
It comes with opening tools, spudgers, tweezers, plectrums, SIM card shells, protect mats, a screwdriver kit, a magnetizing and demagnetizing tool, a knife, a suction cup, a tin scraper, and a clean cloth (that surprised me), etc.
ORIA precision screwdriver set includes bits for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+. The bits are made using CR-V steel. The driver has an aluminum base, is covered with silica gel and is skid-proof.
Their service is as good as their products, as the company will ask you of your experiences via email after your purchase.
Additionally, the secure case, great ergonomics and labeling for bits make it so much easier to use. To sum up, if you are into knives and video gaming, this is probably for you.
To call it one of the best computer screwdriver sets for its versatility in fixing laptops, Macbooks and PCs won’t be an exaggeration.
4. Syntus 80 in 1 Precision Screwdriver Set- Best Magnetic Screwdriver Set
It is even called a dupe of the iFixit Pro set. A very economical piece, it comes with a utility knife, a ruler, a clean cloth, a wrist strap that is anti-static, opening tools, spudgers, plectrums, tweezers, etc and a portable pouch.
The screwdriver set, as anticipated, is the center of attention. It comes with every screw head pattern that is needed for repairs.
There’s a useful button on the case that flips out drill bits, making it easier to access.
The visual of the driver may not be a very pleasant sight, but when you have your work done, who worries about looks? Unless you do.
If you’re a technician, or simply an amateur do-it-yourself-er, you can purchase this for yourself, and I assure you, this is most of what you’ll need.
And if you’re on the lookout for Torx bits that claims S2 tool steel; or if you need to fix knives and saws for harder work; or if you need plastic pliers that can be used daily or occasionally; and then if you prefer no wears and a great grip; and if you’re someone who sits with their laptop after watching a Youtube repair video, this is your set.
This is overall a necessary aid that has excellent performance to price ratio.
5. Apsung 110 in 1 Professional Screwdriver
Labeled with the fullest details and pictures, this screwdriver set by Apsung has all the necessary tools needed for fixing precision items like smart door locks, watches, and sunglasses as well as bigger objects like laptops and mobile handsets.
It is lightweight and has a compact design.
The shafts of the screwdrivers are made of chromium-vanadium alloy, making them strong and durable.
And the tip of the screwdriver is magnetic, made using impact resistant tool steels. This enables the driver to work faster.
There are 90 precision bits in the seat, and besides that, it has a magnetic handle, an extension shaft, a tweezer, a suction cup, mini sockets, a magnetizer/demagnetizer, etc.
It has some basics and some pro pieces to solve your repairing woes, this is a great purchase that will last you really long.
6. JAKEMY 36 Magnetic Driver Bits Repair Tool Kit
They say size doesn’t matter, and this lock pick set from JAKEMY proves that so well.
The set might not be as big as the ones you’re accustomed to using, but it has some great chromium-vanadium steel pieces that are worth every penny. Slotted, Hex, Phillips, Pentalobe, Tri-wing, Y-shaped are some of the drill bits that come with the set.
It also has anti-static tweezers that prevent damages from static electricity, ergonomically designed non-slip handle and extension bar, and a prying pick for opening tablets and cell phones sealed with adhesives.
The variations and facilities can make it easily desirable to a jewelry repairman or eyeglass/watch repairmen. It is even convenient for the cell phone fixers.
The only problem users have is with the box, how it doesn’t close and pops everything out when you open it sometimes. But the tools are very practical nevertheless.
7. Hi-Spec 300W- Best Power Drill Set
A box that looks sturdy and acts sturdy, this toolkit gives you everything from a hammer to a wired drill at an unbelievably low price.
You might actually be skeptical of the quality, but trust me, it isn’t that bad considering the price point.
The drill is an AC one, not powered by a battery, and it has both the properties of a hammer and a drill that you can use for metalwork, woodwork, construction or any household work.
Now here’s the problem. The manufacturer claims that the power cord is long enough and gives you “plenty of room”, but it isn’t, as put by the customers. Hi-spec can work here.
The drill bits have masonry drill bits, wood drill bits, etc. Other than this the box contains needle nose pliers, precision screwdriver set, tape, craft cutting tool, saw, claw hammer, hex key set, screw anchor set, CR-V bits, an adjustable crescent wrench, etc.
You get literally almost everything you need from this screwdriver set. It might not be the best in its class, but it achieves a lot of things and is unique from the rest of the lockpick combo kits.
8. Vastar 102 Piece Best Home Repair Tool Kit
This is a perfect household tool kit for home maintenance and sorts. Packed in a compact case, it comes with all the basic pieces that you may require for plumbing, gardening, for your kitchen gadgets, etc.
A customary set, this comes with a torpedo level, pliers, knife, blade, wrench, socket, rod, flashlight, screwdriver set, etc.
The pieces are hard and strong, have clear and accurate calibrations, clear and permanent marking that won’t wear away with time. Overall, really great and inexpensive tools.
If you’re someone who moved out recently or know someone who has moved out recently, for his basic fixing and repairing needs, this can be a gift. Because, most of the lockpick sets are an advanced type, and not all of them have such basic things like a measuring tape or a box cutter.
Even the LED flashlight is very neat to use.
Very convenient and organized toolkit for someone learning things like these.
9. Hi-Spec 60 Piece Electronics Electrical Engineer Tool Kit
If you know an electrician friend or an engineer friend that you don’t know what to gift or surprise with, I have what you need. This is hands down the best lock pick set for electricians.
Besides all the basic ones, it has the best soldering tools, like the 30W soldering pen with a stand that can keep your tools safe between uses as well as a desoldering pump.
As for electrical engineers, it has a 3-in-1 wire crimper, bolt cutter, and wire cutter and some extremely helpful tweezers for delicate handling. The precision Phillips and slotted screwdrivers are also specialties of the set.
Downsides of this toolkit are that there is no anti-static wrist trap with this, which was required given it looks after so many needs of electricians and engineers.
Some even have complained that it is better suited for home DIY projects and is good enough for that, so it should be used with caution.
10. Best Quality Screwdriver Set, Magnetic Driver Kit with 42 Bits
Cute as a button, this lock pick set by XOOL is built for everything between game consoles and watches.
The driver kit has 42 different bits for 42 purposes and a magnifying glass makes things even better. CR-V steel makes the bits stronger and tough, thereby easier and more reliable to work with.
And the contents of the pack include tweezers, adapter, magnifying glass, spudger, paddle, suction cup, needle, prying tool, screwdriver kit, etc. The driver in the set has a magnetic tip the tweezers have ESD coating, the holder has a non-slip handle, there are all kinds of opening tools, there is a flexible shaft extension, and the pack itself is portable.
A lot of good things together make it an enviable piece to have.
Your smart door locks, tablets, cell phones anything can be fixed with this once you know how to use the tools.
Whether you’re a novice or an expert, considering all repairings that are delicate and need to be handled like that, this is the best lock pick set for you.
Buying Guide to Help You Choose the Best Lock Pick Set
To choose the best lock pick sets, you’ll need to remember the following points:
Decide your purpose
The set you’re going to buy depends on how you plan to use it.
As a locksmith, you must need to buy.
If you are a maintenance and service engineer, you’ll need Torx bits. These are the strongest screw types found in cars, domestic appliances, and machinery.
If you’re planning to build cabinets for your new home, take the one that has slotted bits in it.
Consider Phillips or Pozi bits for general joinery and construction purposes. Look for sets that have what you need.
Needless to say, some will have more than that.
Ensure good quality
Quality over quantity, anybody knows that. Make sure your bits are strong, durable and won’t break midway through working.
If the screw you’re working on has a screwdriver set from its brand, buy that.
If the thing you’re fixing has a set from the brand, buy that.
This will ensure maximum benefits.
Make sure the drill bits you plan to work with will fit your equipment.
If it is too big or too small, it totally defeats the purpose. Then again, don’t use force to determine if they are the right fit or not.
Tip and handle
The mark of a good screwdriver lies in the comfort of its grip and the precision of the tip. These days, magnetic tips have become popular.
Find a tip and handle combo that is great as well as comfortable to work with.
Do your own research and visit a couple of shops/test a couple of screwdriver sets before finding the right one.
I have given you all the necessary information about the best lock pick sets, precision sets and screwdriver sets that will be useful for you.
You can either buy a multipurpose, all-containing one; or buy one for your car, one for the house, one for office; as suits you best.
Always remember, that this won’t be a baseless investment. Having a lock pick set is actually quite resourceful and it is one the basics a house should have.