THE KIK MONOSTAND -- Built Just For Key-in-Knob Practice Locks
KIK, or key-in-knob, practice locks have become the favorite of many lock picking enthusiasts because of their small size and ease of handling. They represent the lion's share of in-use lock cylinders pretty much world-wide as they are found inside the majority of keyed knobs and levers, as well as pin tumbler deadbolt cylinders. They are an accepted standard. Therefore, many of our practice stands are built for them. You can pick up KIK style lock cylinders at locksmith shops everywhere, and they can be found online (including, of course, HERE) at literally dozens and dozens of sites. Makes sense to have a good stand made just for that style of cylinder.
The new KIK Monostand is not only cool looking, it works like a charm and does a great job securely holding your lock cylinder while you practice lock picking. It is made especially for lock picking practice, so we don't recommend you use it to practice lock bumping or key impressioning. The Monostand "head" is fashioned out of solid PVC for its unsurpassed light weight toughness, and the base is laser cut from 1/2" thick acrylic. The support arm is likewise acrylic, and it is 1/4" in thickness. The stand comes to you in two parts, and it takes all of 10 seconds to put the two pieces together (you'll need a Phillips screwdriver).
The Monostand excels at making cutaway style KIK practice locks totally visible and at the same time securely clamped. It comes with two mounting screws so you can permanently mount it to a solid flat surface, or, optionally, you can temporarily mount it to a suitable surface with the double-sided mounting squares, also included. A third option is to use a common C-Clamp to afix it to the edge of a table or bench, and our Heavy Duty Table Clamp is perfect for this because it has 3 times the clamping surface as most C-Clamps.