LOCKSPORT PRACTICE STATION - Model 5X3 - Coolest Practice Stand Yet
It's a fact that the two most popular lock cylinder types for lock picking practice are the key-in-knob (KIK) style and the good ol' mortise cylinder. It's also a fact that most lock picking enthusiasts (as well as serious students of locksmithing who need to bone up on lock picking) prefer to work with more than one cylinder at a time, usually in the form of a progression from "easier" to "more difficult". It can be a hassle mounting one lock at a time in a vise or a clamp, and even more so when shifting from KIK to mortise cylinder and back again.
Our Locksport Practice Stations meet this need with gusto! This one, the smaller of the two, handles up to 5 KIK cylinders and 3 mortise cylinders at once. The larger unit, model LPS13, suits those who love to practice with larger progression sets and it was designed to handle 8 KIK cylinders and 5 mortise cylinders. That particular model was made to accept our Progressive 8 set of practice locks.
This, model 5x3, has a smaller footprint but it excels in its portability and ease of use. No tools required to lock your practice locks firmly in place, just tighten the threaded nylon screw (each port has one!). The open design of the board allows you to load from back or from the front. The whole stand is made from 1/4" and 3/16" acrylic. It can be mounted to a flat surface in several ways. Two holes in the base of the stand allow you to permanently mount the unit using the two provided wood screws, or you can use the provided double-sided mounting tabs for a more temporary mounting.
Optionally, you can add practice lock sets to your stand. When added this way, you save up to 15% on the price of the locks. The locks included in this optional set are as follows:
(5) 5-pinned key-in-knob (KIK) lock cylinders w/Schlage keyway (range of difficulty, from moderately easy to very difficult)
(3) 5-pinned mortise cylinders (or you may receive rim cylinders) - (range of difficulty from moderately difficult to very difficult)