Light vs. Heavy Tension: Benefits & Best Uses
Stop using that light tension! Just kidding... sort of... Perhaps the greatest misconception – and honestly one of the greatest hindrances – many lock pickers have is the inclination to only ever use light tension. That anything other than the lightest touch on our turning tools is one of the cardinal sins of lock picking. The truth is, light tension is extremely useful in many ways – as we’ll learn in a minute –, but it has its limitations. Furthermore, when we restrict ourselves to only using light tension, those limitations become our limitations. So before we get into the